John Delaney

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John Delaney
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U.S. House, Maryland, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRoscoe Bartlett (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$24.32 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,426,868
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia University
J.D.Georgetown Law School
Personal
BirthdayApril 16, 1963
Place of birthWood-Ridge, New Jersey
ProfessionCommercial Banker
Net worth$154,601,580
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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John Delaney (b. April 16, 1963, in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maryland's 6th Congressional District. Delaney was first elected to the House on November 6, 2012, and is currently serving his first term.[1]

Delaney is running for re-election in Maryland's 6th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014. He ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014.

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.[2]

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.

Biography

Delaney was born on April 16, 1963, in Wood-Ridge, 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. Education:[2]

  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown Law School

Career

  • Blueprint Maryland, founded in 2011[2]
  • CapitalSource, founded in 2000[2]
  • Healthcare Financial Partners, founded in 1993[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Delaney serves on the following committees:[4][5]

Joint Economic Committee

Key votes

113th Congress

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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.[6] For more information pertaining to Delaney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Delaney voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" 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.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Delaney voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" 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.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Delaney voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Delaney joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[13][14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Delaney voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Delaney voted for HR 2775.[20]

Pay during government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Delaney said via Facebook on October 2, 2013, that planned to "donate the portions of his Congressional salary received during the government shutdown to charity."[21]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" 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.[8]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" 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.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Delaney voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare 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.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" 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.[8]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

John Delaney's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Delaney is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Delaney received a score of 65 percent on personal issues and 19 percent on economic issues.[22]

On The Issues organization logo.
On The Issues Vote Quiz
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Neutral Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated in 2014.[22]

Endorsements

2012

Delaney received endorsements from former President Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and representative from the 4th District Donna Edwards.[23]

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Delaney is running for re-election in Maryland's 6th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014. He ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

He addressed rumors of a possible gubernatorial bid on January 25, 2015.[24]

“Many people I trust and respect have asked me to consider running for governor, and of course I always think about where I may best serve,” Delaney said. “But I love my job, and my expectation is that I will continue to serve in Congress and represent my district.”[24]

2012

See also: Maryland's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Delaney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 6th District. He defeated Milad Pooran, Robert Garagiola, Charles Bailey, and Ron Little in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.[25] He defeated incumbent Roscoe Bartlett (R) and Nickolaus Mueller (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[26]

U.S. House, Maryland District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Delaney 58.8% 181,921
     Republican Roscoe Bartlett Incumbent 37.9% 117,313
     Libertarian Nickolaus Mueller 3.2% 9,916
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 399
Total Votes 309,549
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

John Delane, "Jump Rope"[27]
U.S. House, Maryland District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Delaney 54.2% 20,414
Charles Bailey 4.2% 1,572
Rob Garagiola 29.1% 10,981
Ron Little 3% 1,131
Milad Pooran 9.5% 3,590
Total Votes 37,688

Campaign donors

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.[28]

John Delaney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Maryland, District 6) Won $4,426,868
Grand Total Raised $4,426,868

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Delaney’s reports.[29]


John Delaney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]May 10, 2013$3,130.39$98,425.00$(58,460.74)$43,094.65
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2013$43,094.65$226,853.50$(98,631.08)$171,317.07
October Quarterly[32]October 13, 2013$171,317.07$168,752.67$(208,569.92)$131,499.82
Year-end[33]January 31, 2014$131,499$83,953$(56,774)$158,679
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2014$158,679$71,879$(85,122)$145,436
Running totals
$649,863.17$(507,557.74)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Delaney's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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 .[35]

Cost per vote

Delaney spent $24.32 per vote received in 2012.

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Delaney's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $65,151,162 and $244,051,998. That averages to $154,601,580, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Delaney ranked as the 3rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[36] Between 2011 and 2012, Delaney's calculated net worth[37] increased by an average of 9 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[38]

John Delaney Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$141,724,012
2012$154,601,580
Growth from 2011 to 2012:9%
Average annual growth:9%[39]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[40]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Delaney is a "centrist Democratic follower" as of June 24, 2013.[41]

Like-minded colleagues

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.[42]

Delaney most often votes with:

Delaney least often votes with:

Voting with party

June 2013

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.[43]

Personal

Delaney and his wife, April McClain-Delaney, have four daughters.[2][3]

Recent news

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See also

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References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland," accessed 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 John Delaney for Congress, "About John," accessed January 16, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 National Journal, "Maryland, 6th House District Seat: John Delaney (D)," accessed November 6, 2012
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Project Vote Smart, "John Delaney Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 On The Issues, "John Delaney Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014
  23. Baltimore Sun, "6th Congressional District election guide 2012," accessed March 25, 2012
  24. 24.0 24.1 Washington Post, "Amid rumors of a gubernatorial bid, Delaney says he expects to run again for Congress," accessed January 25, 2014
  25. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named primary
  26. Maryland State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed 2012
  27. YouTube channel, "Video," accessed 2012
  28. Open Secrets, "John Delaney," accessed May 16, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "John Delaney 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "John Delaney April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "John Delaney July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  34. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  35. Open Secrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 16, 2013
  36. OpenSecrets, "Delaney (D-MD), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  37. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  38. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  39. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  40. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  41. GovTrack, "John Delaney," accessed June 24, 2013
  42. OpenCongress, "John Delaney," accessed August 5, 2013
  43. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Roscoe Bartlett (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Maryland District 6
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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