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Luis V. Gutierrez
Luis V. Gutierrez.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGeorge E. Sangmeister (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$2.88 in 2012
First elected1992
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,793,834
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chicago City Council, 26th ward
1986-1992
Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
1984-1985
Education
Bachelor'sNortheastern Illinois University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 10, 1953
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Net worth$2,464,049.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Luis Vicente Gutiérrez (b. December 10, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Gutierrez was elected by voters from Illinois' 4th Congressional District. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992.[1]

He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[2]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Alexandra Eidenberg and Jorge G. Zavala in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Gutierrez was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 10, 1953, and later moved to Puerto Rico, his parent's birthplace, before returning to Chicago to attend college. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in 1977 with a degree in English and worked as a teacher, social worker, cab driver, community activist, and city official until his election in 1986 as Alderman from the city's 26th ward.[4]

Career

  • 1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward[4]
  • 1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation[4]
  • 1993-Present: U.S. House, District 4

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gutierrez serves on the following committees:[5][6]

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Gutierrez's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Gutierrez 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Gutierrez 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 would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

NDAA

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against 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.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 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.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Gutierrez voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] 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. Gutierrez joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[15][16]

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.[18] 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.[19] Gutierrez voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

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 funds 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.[21] 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. Gutierrez voted for HR 2775.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Gutierrez 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.[10]

Arrest during immigration protest
See also: Gang of Eight

On October 8, 2013, eight Democratic members of Congress were arrested while attending a protest calling for comprehensive immigration reform in front of the U.S. Capitol.[23][24]

The eight included Gutierrez, John Lewis, Keith Ellison, Charlie Rangel, Raul Grijalva, Joe Crowley, Jan Schakowsky and Al Green.[23] The politicians, along with activists who attended an immigration rally on the National Mall, staged a sit-in near the west side of the Capitol.[23] Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.[23]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Gutierrez 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.[10]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Gutierrez 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.[10]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Gutierrez 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.[10]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Gutierrez voted for 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 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Gutierrez is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Alexandra Eidenberg and Jorge G. Zavala in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Illinois District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 74.3% 21,625
Alexandra Eidenberg 16.5% 4,796
Jorge G. Zavala 9.2% 2,670
Total Votes 29,091
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gutierrez won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 4th District. Guitierrez won against opponents Jorge Zavala and Hector Concepcion.[26]

On March 30, 2012, the 4th District was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts due to redistricting.[27]

U.S. House, Illinois District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 83% 133,226
     Republican Hector Concepcion 17% 27,279
Total Votes 160,505
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 100% 30,908
Jorge Zavala 0% 6
Total Votes 30,914

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gutierrez is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Gutierrez raised a total of $2,793,834 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[38]

Luis Gutierrez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $344,315
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $512,939
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $323,493
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $161,593
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $303,631
2002 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $699,489
2000 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $448,374
Grand Total Raised $2,793,834

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 Gutierrez's reports.[39]


Luis V. Gutierrez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]July 28, 2013$354,393.16$9,326.55$(99,967.32)$263,752.39
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$263,752.39$49,822.33$(37,418.39)$276,156.33
October Quarterly[42]October 13, 2013$276,156.33$31,500.00$(48,112.03)$259,544.30
Year-end[43]January 31, 2014$259,544$11,210$(43,197)$227,556
Pre-Primary[44]March 6, 2014$227,556$8,063$(37,565)$198,054
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2014$198,054$44,154$(12,941)$229,267
Running totals
$154,075.88$(279,200.74)

2012

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

Gutierrez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gutierrez's campaign committee raised a total of $344,315 and spent $383,558.[46] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Gutierrez spent $2.88 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Gutierrez's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Gutierrez won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Gutierrez's campaign committee raised a total of $512,939 and spent $378,842 .[48]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gutierrez is a "far-left Democrat," as of June 16, 2013.[49]

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.[50]

Gutierrez most often votes with:

Gutierrez least often votes with:

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.

2012

Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[51]

2011

Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings.[52]

Voting with party

2013

Luis V. Gutierrez voted with the Democratic Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 141st among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[53]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gutierrez missed 1,579 of 13,509 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 11.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[54]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gutierrez paid his congressional staff a total of $1,066,740 in 2011. He ranks 115th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 98th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[55]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gutierrez's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,147,099 and $3,781,000. That averages to $2,464,049.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Gutierrez ranked as the 127th most wealthy representative in 2012.[56]

Luis Gutierrez Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$2,464,049.50-15.69%
2011$2,922,51964.69%
2010$1,774,507N/A

Personal

Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito.[4]

Memoir

Gutierrez released his memoir, “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill,” in October 2013.[57]

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See also

External links


References

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  2. ABC News 7 "Election Resu.lts Primary 2012" accessed March 20, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinois' 4th Congressional District "Biography" accessed October 30, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  6. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinios's 4th Congressional District "Committees" accessed October 30, 2011
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Project Votesmart, "Luis Gutierrez," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears Farm Bill," accessed February 12, 2014
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  47. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
George E. Sangmeister
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 4
1993–present
Succeeded by
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