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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Political party = Republican
 
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|Per diem =
 
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|Pension =
 
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|Last election = [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $9.16
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
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|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Birthday = May 31, 1962
 
|Birthday = May 31, 1962
 
|Place of birth = Taylorville, Illinois
 
|Place of birth = Taylorville, Illinois
|Net worth = $1,119,596
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|Net worth = (2012) $1,123,977
 
|Profession = Heart Surgeon  
 
|Profession = Heart Surgeon  
 
|Religion = Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
 
|Religion = Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
 
|Office website = http://bucshon.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://bucshon.house.gov/
|Campaign website = http://www.bucshonforcongress.com/about
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{{tnr}}'''Larry Dean Bucshon''' (b. May 31, 1962) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Indiana's 8th congressional district]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010.
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{{tnr}}'''Larry Dean Bucshon''' (b. May 31, 1962, in Taylorville, [[Illinois|IL]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010.
  
Bucshon won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Indiana"]</ref> He defeated [[Kristi Risk]] in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Dave Crooks]] in the general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= Indiana Secretary of State "2012 primary results"]</ref>
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Bucshon {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated challengers [[Tom Spangler]] (D) and [[Andy Horning]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ ‘’Politico’’, “House Election Results,” accessed November 10, 2014]</ref> He won the nomination in the Republican primary election on May 6, 2014.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/IN_US_House_0506.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Bucshon was born on May 31, 1962 and raised in Kincaid, [[Illinois]], in central [[Illinois]].<ref name="biography"/> Bucshon attended the University of [[Illinois]], Urbana-Champaign, and, upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended medical school at the University of [[Illinois]], Chicago. Following medical school Bucshon completed a residency at the Medical College of [[Wisconsin]], where he served as chief resident in surgery, and then remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time he also enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade.<ref name="biography"/>
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Bucshon was born on May 31, 1962, and raised in Kincaid, [[Illinois|IL]], in central [[Illinois]].<ref name="biography"/> Bucshon attended the University of [[Illinois]], Urbana-Champaign, and, upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended medical school at the University of [[Illinois]], Chicago. Following medical school Bucshon completed a residency at the Medical College of [[Wisconsin]], where he served as chief resident in surgery, and then remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time he also enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade.<ref name="biography"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*2011-Present: [[U.S. House]], [[Indiana's 8th congressional district|District 8]]
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Bucshon's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001275 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "BUCSHON, Larry, (1962 - )," accessed February 10, 2015]</ref>
*1989-1998: United States Navy Reserve<ref name="biography"/>
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*2011-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District]]
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*1989-1998: United States Navy Reserve
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Bucshon serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Bucshon serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Bucshon served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions
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**Subcommittee on Research
 
**Subcommittee on Research
 
**Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
 
**Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
*[[United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
 
**Subcommittee on Aviation
 
**Subcommittee on Aviation
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Bucshon served on the following committees:<ref name="committees">[http://bucshon.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman Larry Bucshon'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
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Bucshon served on the following committees:<ref name="committees">[http://bucshon.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman Larry Bucshon'', "Committees and Caucuses," accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions<ref>[http://edworkforce.house.gov/Committee/SubcommitteesJurisdictions.htm ''Education & The Workforce Committee'' "Members, Subcommittees, & Jurisdictions"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions<ref>[http://edworkforce.house.gov/Committee/SubcommitteesJurisdictions.htm ''Education & The Workforce Committee'', "Members, Subcommittees, & Jurisdictions," accessed 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
 
**Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
 
**Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
**Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight<ref>[http://science.house.gov/subcommittee-investigations-and-oversight ''Committee on Science, Space, and Technology'' "Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight<ref>[http://science.house.gov/subcommittee-investigations-and-oversight ''Committee on Science, Space, and Technology'', "Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight," accessed 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
**Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment<ref>[http://transportation.house.gov/Subcommittees/water-members.shtml ''Transportation and Infrastructure Committee'' "Members » Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://transportation.house.gov/Subcommittees/water-members.shtml ''Transportation and Infrastructure Committee'', "Members » Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment," accessed 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Targeted by Club for Growth Action===
 
===Targeted by Club for Growth Action===
In February 2013, the [[Club for Growth]] Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Bucshon was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 68%.<ref>[http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/club-for-growth-targets-idahos-simpson-for-defeat-in-2014/ ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/club-for-growth-leads-conservative-charge-sometimes-at-republicans/?ref=politics ''The New York Times,'' "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013]</ref>
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In February 2013, the [[Club for Growth]] Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website offered Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action totated liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Bucshon was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 68%.<ref>[http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/club-for-growth-targets-idahos-simpson-for-defeat-in-2014/ ''Idaho Statesman'', "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," accessed February 27, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/club-for-growth-leads-conservative-charge-sometimes-at-republicans/?ref=politics ''The New York Times'', "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," accessed March 13, 2013]</ref>
  
===Specific votes===
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Buchson voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/120335/larry-bucshon#.Ulha81N0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Larry Bucshon Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Nay vote}} Buchson voted against 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} Buchson voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Buchson 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Bucshon}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Bucshon}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Bucshon voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. Bucshon voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} Buchson voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Yea vote}} Buchson voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Yea vote}} Buchson voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Nay vote}} Buchson 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Bucshon}}
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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Nay vote}}
Bucshon voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Bucshon voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s030_070.gif|right|290px|thumb|Larry Bucshon's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis was 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, Bucshon is a '''Moderate Conservative.''' Bucshon received a score of 28 percent on social issues and 72 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Bucshon|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/IN/Larry_Bucshon.htm ''On The Issues'', "Larry Bucshon Vote Match," accessed June 30, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion=Strongly Opposes
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Favors
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|Crime= Strongly Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Opposes
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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Bucshon {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He won the nomination in the Republican primary election on May 6, 2014.<ref name="prim"/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Bucshon ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2012|Indiana's]] [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. Bucshon defeated [[Kristi Risk]] in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Dave Crooks]] in the November 6 general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= Indiana Secretary of State "2012 primary results"]</ref>
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Bucshon ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2012|Indiana's]] [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|8th District]]. Bucshon defeated [[Kristi Risk]] in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Dave Crooks]] in the November 6 general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'', "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed May 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'', "2012 primary results," accessed 2012]</ref>
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
Bucshon was endorsed by the [http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx National Rifle Association] in the [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th district]] race in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx ''NRA Political Victory Fund'' "Indiana" Accessed April 27, 2012]</ref> On April 24, 2012, Bucshon was endorsed by the [http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce].<ref>[http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce ''Bucshon for Congress'' "Dr. Bucshon Endorses by U.S. Chamber of Commerce" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
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Bucshon was endorsed by the [http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx National Rifle Association] in the [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|8th District]] race in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx ''NRA Political Victory Fund'', "Indianam" accessed April 27, 2012]</ref> On April 24, 2012, Bucshon was endorsed by the [https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce].<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce ''Bucshon for Congress'', "Dr. Bucshon Endorses by U.S. Chamber of Commerce," accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Full history===
 
===Full history===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/293/Larry-Bucshon Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Bucshon attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|Name=Bucshon
 
|Name=Bucshon
 
|year=2010
 
|year=2010
 
|Editdate=April 7, 2013  
 
|Editdate=April 7, 2013  
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00031227&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Bucshon" Accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00031227&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Larry Bucshon" accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=1370641
 
|totalraised2012=1370641
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Indiana, [[Indiana's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
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|totalraised2010=1043071
 
|totalraised2010=1043071
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Indiana, [[Indiana's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bucshon's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00468256 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Larry Bucshon 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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{{Larry Bucshon 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Larry Bucshon 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Bucshon won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,370,641 and spent $1,388,671.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031227&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Larry Bucshon 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013]</ref> This was less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Bucshon won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,370,641 and spent $1,388,671.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031227&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Bucshon 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Bucshon spent $9.16 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
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|winner = Y
|Chamber =  U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 8th Congressional District
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|Chamber =  U.S. House, Indiana District 8
 
|party =  Republican
 
|party =  Republican
 
|total raised = $1,370,641  
 
|total raised = $1,370,641  
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|inddonor5 = $42,050
 
|inddonor5 = $42,050
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Larry Bucshon 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Larry Bucshon 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Bucshon won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,043,071  and spent $1,024,952.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00031227&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Larry Bucshon 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
Bucshon won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,043,071  and spent $1,024,952.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00031227&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Bucshon 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 8th Congressional District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Indiana District 8
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = $1,043,071  
 
|total raised = $1,043,071  
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|ind4 = Mining
 
|ind4 = Mining
 
|ind5 = Candidate Committees
 
|ind5 = Candidate Committees
|inddonor1 = $177,707
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|inddonor1 = $177,707
 
|inddonor2 = $104,810
 
|inddonor2 = $104,810
 
|inddonor3 = $42,306
 
|inddonor3 = $42,306
 
|inddonor4 = $34,050
 
|inddonor4 = $34,050
 
|inddonor5 = $29,750
 
|inddonor5 = $29,750
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Larry Bucshon 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Bucshon's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,105,978 and $1,141,976. That averages to '''$1,123,977''', which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Bucshon ranked as the 196th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031227&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Bucshon, (R-IN), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Bucshon's calculated net worth<ref>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).</ref> decreased by an average of 7 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|Year 0 = 2009
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|Average 0 = 1397152
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|2010 = 1318526
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|2011 =1119596
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|2012 =1123977
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Bucshon received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Health Professionals'' industry.
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From 2009-2014, '''33.24 percent of Bucshon's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00031227&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Larry Bucshon," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 3287092
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|total spent = 2802539
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
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|ind3 = Mining
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|ind4 = Insurance
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|ind5 = Retired
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|inddonor1 = 497707
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|inddonor2 = 236060
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|inddonor3 = 169100
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|inddonor4 = 101448
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|inddonor5 = 88453
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bucshon is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of June 18, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/larry_bucshon/412427 ''Gov Track'' "Bucshon" Accessed June 18, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bucshon was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of July 30, 2014. This was the same rating Bucshon received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/larry_bucshon/412427 ''GovTrack'', "Bucshon," accessed July 30, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412427_Larry_Bucshon ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Larry Bucshon," accessed July 30, 2014]</ref>
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Bucshon most often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Susan Brooks]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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Bucshon least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Walter Jones]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Bucshon missed 16 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/larry_bucshon/412427 ''GovTrack,'' "Larry Bucshon," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Bucshon missed 16 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013.  This amounts to 0.9 percent, which was better than the median of 2.2 percent among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/larry_bucshon/412427 ''GovTrack'', "Larry Bucshon," accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bucshon paid his congressional staff a total of $783,774 in 2011.  He ranked 41st on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 46th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Indiana]] ranked 35th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2754/Rep_Larry_Bucshon.html LegiStorm "Larry Bucshon"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bucshon paid his congressional staff a total of $783,774 in 2011.  He ranked 41st on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 46th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Indiana]] ranked 35th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2754/Rep_Larry_Bucshon.html ''LegiStorm'', "Larry Bucshon," accessed 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bucshon's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,112,597 and $1,126,596. That averages to $1,119,596, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 15.09% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031227&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Bucshon (R-Ind), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bucshon's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $646,052 and $1,991,000. That averages to $1,318,526, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031227&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Bucshon, (R-Indiana), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.
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====2013====
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Bucshon ranked 42nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 30, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Bucshon ranked 77th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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Bucshon ranked 77th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Bucshon ranked 68th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Bucshon ranked 68th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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|rank=24
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|rank=24th
 
|total=233
 
|total=233
 
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==District 8==
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In 2011 redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'', "House members most helped by redistricting," accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> [[Todd C. Young]], representative from [[Indiana's 9th Congressional District]] ranked 10th on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article notes that in the [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting process]], controlled by [[Republicans]], [[Todd C. Young|Young]] benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Bucshon’s district next door in the [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District|8th District]] and adding them into [[Todd C. Young|Young's]] [[Indiana's 9th Congressional District|9th District]], resulting in a vulnerable [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|District 8]].<ref name="hill"/>
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==Personal==
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Bucshon and his wife Kathryn reside in Warrick County with their four children.<ref name="biography">[http://bucshon.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman Larry Bucshon'', "Full Biography," accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==District 8==
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In 2011 redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> [[Todd C. Young]], representative from [[Indiana's 9th congressional district]] ranked 10th on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article notes that in the [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting process]], controlled by [[Republicans]], [[Todd C. Young|Young]] benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Bucshon’s district next door in the [[Indiana's 8th congressional district|8th district]] and adding them into [[Todd C. Young|Young's]] [[Indiana's 9th congressional district|9th district]], resulting in a vulnerable [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|District 8]].<ref name="hill"/>
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==See also==
 
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*[[Indiana]]
==Personal==
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Indiana]]
Bucshon and his wife Kathryn reside in Warrick County with their four children.<ref name="biography"> [http://bucshon.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman Larry Bucshon'' "Full Biography" Accessed November 5, 2011] </ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]
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*[[Indiana's 8th Congressional District]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://bucshon.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://bucshon.house.gov/ Official House website]
*[http://www.bucshonforcongress.com/about Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.bucshonforcongress.com/about Official campaign website] ''([[dead link]])''
 
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Larry Bucshon
Larry Bucshon.jpg
U.S. House, Indiana, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrad Ellsworth (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$9.16 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,413,712
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.D.University of Illinois
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Reserve
Years of service1989-1998
Personal
Date of birthMay 31, 1962
Place of birthTaylorville, Illinois
ProfessionHeart Surgeon
Net worth(2012) $1,123,977
ReligionLutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Websites
Office website
(dead link) Campaign website
Larry Bucshon campaign logo
Larry Dean Bucshon (b. May 31, 1962, in Taylorville, IL) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 8th Congressional District. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.

Bucshon ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated challengers Tom Spangler (D) and Andy Horning (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1] He won the nomination in the Republican primary election on May 6, 2014.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Bucshon is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Bucshon was born on May 31, 1962, and raised in Kincaid, IL, in central Illinois.[3] Bucshon attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and, upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended medical school at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Following medical school Bucshon completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident in surgery, and then remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time he also enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bucshon's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Bucshon serves on the following committees:[5]

2013-2014

Bucshon served on the following committees:[6][7]

2011-2012

Bucshon served on the following committees:[8]

Issues

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website offered Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action totated liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Bucshon was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 68%.[12][13]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[14] For more information pertaining to Bucshon's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[15]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Buchson voted in favor of 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.[16]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Buchson voted against 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.[16]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Buchson voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[17] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[16]

NDAA

Yea3.png Buchson 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.[16]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png 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.[18] 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.[19][20] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[20] Bucshon voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png 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.[21][22] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[22] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[23] It included a 1 percent 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. Bucshon voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[21]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[24] 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.[25] Bucshon voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[26]

Nay3.png The shutdown 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.[27] 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. Bucshon voted against HR 2775.[28]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Buchson voted in favor of 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.[16]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Buchson voted in favor of 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.[16]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Buchson voted in favor of 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.[16]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Buchson 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.[16]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[29] Bucshon joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[30][31]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Bucshon voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[32]

On The Issues Vote Match

Larry Bucshon's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis was 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, Bucshon is a Moderate Conservative. Bucshon received a score of 28 percent on social issues and 72 percent on economic issues.[33]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[34]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[33]

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Bucshon ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the nomination in the Republican primary election on May 6, 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 60.3% 103,344
     Democratic Tom Spangler 35.8% 61,384
     Libertarian Andrew Horning 3.8% 6,587
Total Votes 171,315
Source: Indiana Secretary of State Official Results
U.S. House, Indiana District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 74.9% 30,967
Andrew McNeil 25.1% 10,405
Total Votes 41,372
Source: Indiana Division of Elections

2012

See also: Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Bucshon ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 8th District. Bucshon defeated Kristi Risk in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Dave Crooks in the November 6 general election.[35][36]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dave Crooks 43.1% 122,325
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 53.4% 151,533
     Libertarian Bart Gadau 3.6% 10,134
Total Votes 283,992
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"
U.S. House, Indiana District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 58% 34,511
Kristi Risk 42% 24,960
Total Votes 59,471

Endorsements

Bucshon was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the 8th District race in 2012.[37] On April 24, 2012, Bucshon was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.[38]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Bucshon attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Bucshon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bucshon raised a total of $2,413,712 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[40]

Larry Bucshon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Indiana, District 8) Won $1,370,641
2010 U.S. House (Indiana, District 8) Won $1,043,071
Grand Total Raised $2,413,712


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bucshon's reports.[41]

2012

Bucshon won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,370,641 and spent $1,388,671.[47] This was less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[48]

Cost per vote

Bucshon spent $9.16 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Bucshon won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,043,071 and spent $1,024,952.[49]


Personal Gain Index

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

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in 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, Bucshon's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,105,978 and $1,141,976. That averages to $1,123,977, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Bucshon ranked as the 196th most wealthy representative in 2012.[50] Between 2009 and 2012, Bucshon's calculated net worth[51] decreased by an average of 7 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[52]

Larry Bucshon Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$1,397,152
2012$1,123,977
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-20%
Average annual growth:-7%[53]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[54]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Bucshon received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Health Professionals industry.

From 2009-2014, 33.24 percent of Bucshon's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[55]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Larry Bucshon Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,287,092
Total Spent $2,802,539
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$497,707
Leadership PACs$236,060
Mining$169,100
Insurance$101,448
Retired$88,453
% total in top industry15.14%
% total in top two industries22.32%
% total in top five industries33.24%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bucshon was a "rank-and-file Republican," as of July 30, 2014. This was the same rating Bucshon received in June 2013.[56]

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.[57]

Bucshon most often votes with:

Bucshon least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Bucshon missed 16 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.9 percent, which was better than the median of 2.2 percent among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[58]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bucshon paid his congressional staff a total of $783,774 in 2011. He ranked 41st on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 46th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 35th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[59]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Bucshon ranked 42nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[60]

2012

Bucshon ranked 77th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[61]

2011

Bucshon ranked 68th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[62]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Bucshon voted with the Republican Party 98.2 percent of the time, which ranked 1st among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[63]

2013

Bucshon voted with the Republican Party 98 percent of the time, which ranked 24th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[64]

District 8

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[65] Todd C. Young, representative from Indiana's 9th Congressional District ranked 10th on the list.[65] The article notes that in the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, Young benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Bucshon’s district next door in the 8th District and adding them into Young's 9th District, resulting in a vulnerable District 8.[65]

Personal

Bucshon and his wife Kathryn reside in Warrick County with their four children.[3]

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