|U.S. House, Maryland, District 6|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Roscoe Bartlett (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$24.32 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||Georgetown Law School|
|Birthday||April 16, 1963|
|Place of birth||Wood-Ridge, New Jersey|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 4.1.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.2 National security
- 4.1.3 Economy
- 4.1.4 Immigration
- 4.1.5 Healthcare
- 4.1.6 Social issues
- 4.1.7 Previous congressional sessions
- 4.2 Endorsements
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Prior to his congressional career, Delaney founded two New York Stock Exchange companies as well as Blueprint Maryland, a non-profit organization focused on the creation of jobs in Maryland's private sector.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Delaney is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.
Delaney was born in New Jersey. Neither of his parents attended college: his mother was a homemaker and his father was an electrician. His father's union members helped pool money to provide a scholarship for Delaney to attend college. His net worth between $52 million and $232 million makes him the fourth richest member of Congress.
- Columbia University
- Georgetown Law School
- Blueprint Maryland, founded in 2011
- CapitalSource, founded in 2000
- Healthcare Financial Partners, founded in 1993
Delaney serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Delaney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Delaney voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
Delaney voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Delaney voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.
National Defense Authorization Act
Delaney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.
Delaney said via Facebook on October 2, 2013, that he plans to "donate the portions of his Congressional salary received during the government shutdown to charity."
Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition
Delaney voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.
Health Care Reform Rules
Delaney voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.
Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act
Delaney voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.
Delaney voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.
Previous congressional sessions
Delaney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 6th District. He defeated Milad Pooran, Robert Garagiola, Charles Bailey, and Ron Little in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012. He defeated incumbent Roscoe Bartlett (R) and Nickolaus Mueller (L) in the November 6, 2012 general election.
|U.S. House, Maryland District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Roscoe Bartlett Incumbent||37.9%||117,313|
|Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"|
John Delane, "Jump Rope"
|U.S. House, Maryland, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Delaney is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Delaney raised a total of $4,426,868 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.
|John Delaney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Maryland, District 6)||$4,426,868|
|Grand Total Raised||$4,426,868|
|John Delaney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||May 10, 2013||$3,130.39||$98,425.00||$(58,460.74)||$43,094.65|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$43,094.65||$226,853.50||$(98,631.08)||$171,317.07|
|October Quarterly||October 13, 2013||$171,317.07||$168,752.67||$(208,569.92)||$131,499.82|
|Year-end||January 31, 2014||$131,499||$83,953||$(56,774)||$158,679|
Delaney won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Delaney's campaign committee raised a total of $4,426,868 and spent $4,423,738 .
Cost per vote
Delaney spent $24.32 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, 2012 - John Delaney Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,151,621|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,362,902|
|Top contributors to John Delaney's campaign committee|
|Patton Boggs LLP||$35,450|
|Farallon Capital Management||$23,500|
|Capital One Financial||$23,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$230,986|
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Delaney most often votes with:
Delaney least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Delaney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $46,886,140 and $231,164,999 . This averages to $139,025,569. This is higher than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011. 
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, John Delaney has voted with the Democratic Party 92.7% of the time, which ranked 103 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Delaney and his wife, April McClain-Delaney, have four daughters. 
- Social media:
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
- John Delaney for Congress, "About John," Accessed January 16, 2012
- National Journal, "Maryland, 6th House District Seat: John Delaney (D)," Accessed November 6, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress, accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity," December 9, 2013
- Project Votesmart, "John Delaney Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
- Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
- Baltimore Sun, "6th congressional district election guide 2012," Accessed March 25, 2012
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- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results"
- YouTube channel
- Open Secrets, "John Delaney," Accessed May 16, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "John Delaney 2014 Summary reports," Accessed October 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "John Delaney April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "John Delaney July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
- Open Secrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013
- OpenCongress, "John Delaney," Accessed August 5, 2013
- GovTrack, "John Delaney," Accessed June 24, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Delaney, (D-Maine), 2011"
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
Roscoe Bartlett (R)
|U.S. House of Representatives - Maryland District 6
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