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|Luis V. Gutierrez|
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 4|
|January 3, 1993-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||22|
|Predecessor||George E. Sangmeister (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Chicago City Council, 26th ward|
|Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation|
|Bachelor's||Northeastern Illinois University|
|Date of birth||December 10, 1953|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Specific votes
- 4.2 Legislative actions
- 4.2.1 113th Congress
- 4.2.2 National security
- 4.2.3 Economy
- 4.2.4 Immigration
- 4.2.5 Healthcare
- 4.2.6 Social issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Gutierrez won re-election on November 6, 2013.
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.
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.
- 1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward
- 1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
- 1993-Present: U.S. House, District 4
Gutierrez serves on the following committees:
- United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
- United States House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
- Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity (Ranking Member)
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)
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.
113th Congress113th 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. For more information pertaining to Gutierrez's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
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.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
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.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Gutierrez voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.
National Defense Authorization Act
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.
Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition
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.
Health Care Reform Rules
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.
Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act
Gutierrez voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.
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.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Luis Gutierrez Incumbent||83%||133,226|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|U.S. House, Illinois District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Luis Gutierrez Incumbent||100%||30,908|
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.
|Luis Gutierrez's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Illinois, District 4)||$344,315|
|2010||U.S. House (Illinois, District 4)||$512,939|
|2008||U.S. House (Illinois, District 4)||$323,493|
|2006||U.S. House (Illinois, District 4)||$161,593|
|2004||U.S. House (Illinois, District 4)||$303,631|
|2002||U.S. House (Illinois, District 4)||$699,489|
|2000||U.S. House (Illinois, District 4)||$448,374|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,793,834|
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.
|Luis V. Gutierrez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
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. This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Gutierrez spent $2.88 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District, 2012 - Luis Gutierrez Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$14,192|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$14,191|
|Top contributors to Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee|
|Carpenters & Joiners Union||$10,000|
|National Assn of Realtors||$10,000|
|New York Life Insurance||$10,000|
|Operating Engineers Union||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$29,500|
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 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Luis Gutierrez Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee|
|Independent Community Bankers of America||$10,000|
|Operating Engineers Union||$10,000|
|State of Illinois||$8,300|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$23,400|
|Building Trade Unions||$22,900|
Ideology and leadership
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.
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. Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings in 2012.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings.
Voting with party
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.
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Gutierrez missed 1,579 of 13,509 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 11.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Congressional staff salaries
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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gutierrez's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,659,039 and $4,186,000. That averages to $2,922,519, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 64.69% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gutierrez's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,053,014 and $2,496,000. That averages to $1,774,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito. 
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- ABC News 7 "Election Resu.lts Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
- Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinois' 4th Congressional District "Biography" Accessed October 30, 2011
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinios's 4th Congressional District "Committees" Accessed October 30, 2011
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Votesmart, "Luis Gutierrez," accessed October 1, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
- National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
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- Federal Election Commission "Luis V. Gutierrez 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
- Open Secrets "Luis Gutierrez 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
- Open Secrets "Luis Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
- Gov Track "Gutierrez" Accessed June 16, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez," Accessed August 1, 2013
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- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
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- OpenSecrets.org, "Gutierrez, (D-Illinois), 2010"
George E. Sangmeister
|U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 4
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