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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1993-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1993-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 1993
 
|Assumed office = 1993
 
|Political party = Democratic
 
|Political party = Democratic
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|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Last election = [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $2.88
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|Cost per vote 2014 =  $5.13
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected =1992
 
|First elected =1992
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election =[[Illinois' 4th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary =  
|Campaign $=2793834
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|Campaign $=3,056,684
 
|Prior office =Chicago City Council, 26th ward
 
|Prior office =Chicago City Council, 26th ward
 
|Prior office years =1986-1992
 
|Prior office years =1986-1992
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|Birthday = December 10, 1953
 
|Birthday = December 10, 1953
 
|Place of birth =Chicago, Illinois
 
|Place of birth =Chicago, Illinois
|Net worth = $2,922,519
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|Net worth = (2012) $2,464,049.50
 
|Profession =
 
|Profession =
 
|Religion =Roman Catholic
 
|Religion =Roman Catholic
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{{tnr}}'''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.<ref name="biogrpahy"/>
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{{tnr}}'''Luis Vicente Gutiérrez''' (b. December 10, 1953, in Chicago, [[Illinois|IL]]) 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.<ref name="biography"/>
  
Gutierrez won re-election on November 6, 2013.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Resu.lts Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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He {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. Gutierrez defeated [[Hector Concepcion]] (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/senate/ ''Politico'', "Senate Election Results," accessed November 12, 2014]</ref> He defeated [[Alexandra Eidenberg]] and [[Jorge G. Zavala]] in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.<ref name="ilushouse">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/IL_US_House_0318.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==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.<ref name="biography"> [http://www.gutierrez.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=450&Itemid=24 ''Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinois' 4th Congressional District'' "Biography" Accessed October 30, 2011] </ref>
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Gutierrez was born in Chicago, [[Illinois|IL]], 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.<ref name="biography">[http://www.gutierrez.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=450&Itemid=24 ''Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinois' 4th Congressional District'', "Biography," accessed October 30, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward<ref name="biography"/>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Gutierrez's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000535 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "GUTIÉRREZ, Luis V., (1953 - )," accessed February 10, 2015]</ref>
*1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation<ref name="biography"/>
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*1993-Present: [[U.S. House]], [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|District 4]]
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*1993-Present: U.S Representative from [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District]]
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*1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
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*1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Gutierrez 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 Judiciary|Judiciary Committee]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary#Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations|Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary#Immigration and Border Security|Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)#CIA|Subcommittee on the CIA Members]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)#Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture|Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Gutierrez 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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Gutierrez 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 Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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*[[United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence|Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
 
**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
 
**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
*[[United States House Committee on the Judiciary]]
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*[[United States House Committee on the Judiciary|Committee on the Judiciary]]
 
**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
 
**Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]<ref name="committees"> [http://www.gutierrez.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=464&Itemid=40 ''Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinios's 4th Congressional District'' "Committees" Accessed October 30, 2011] </ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]<ref name="committees">[http://www.gutierrez.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=464&Itemid=40 ''Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinois's 4th Congressional District'', "Committees," accessed October 30, 2011]</ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
** Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity (Ranking Member)
 
** Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity (Ranking Member)
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)]]<ref name="committees"/>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)]]<ref name="committees"/>
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record'', "Resume of Congressional Activity," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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===National security===
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Gutierrez voted against HR 2217 - the DHS 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.<ref name="votes">[https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/26841/luis-gutierrez#.UkruGX_B_A4 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Luis Gutierrez," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} 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 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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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Gutierrez}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Gutierrez}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay 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> Gutierrez voted against 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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{{Yea 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. Gutierrez voted for 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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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
{{Support vote}}
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{{Yea vote}} 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 one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of 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>
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 one 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.<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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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:S080_000.gif|right|290px|thumb|Luis Gutierrez'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/Quiz2014.asp?quiz=Pres2016 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Gutierrez is a '''Hard-Core Liberal'''. Gutierrez received a score of 78 percent on social issues and 0 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Gutierrez|Date=April 19, 2015|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/IL/Luis_Gutierrez.htm ''On The Issues'', "Luis Gutierrez Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Opposes
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|ObamaCare= Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals= Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes= Strongly Favors
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|Citizenship= Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|United Nations= Strongly Opposes
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|Military= Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Favors
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|Iran= Strongly Favors
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|Energy= Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana= Strongly Opposes
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|Stimulus= Strongly Favors
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===Immigration===
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====Obama's executive order delay====
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::''See also: [[2014 illegal immigration surge]]''
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President [[Barack Obama]]'s decision to delay any executive orders relating to the surge of undocumented minors in the country drew sharp criticism from Gutierrez on September 7, 2014. Gutierrez claimed the lack of action could change the minds of latino voters, even if it did help democrats in the mid-term election. He stated, "It’s clear that playing it safe is what is going on at the White House… walking away from our values and our principles. Playing it safe might win an election … but it almost never leads to fairness, to justice and to good public policy that you can be proud of."<ref>[http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2014/09/07/rep-gutierrez-slams-obama-for-playing-it-safe-on-immigration-reform-executive/ ''Fox News'', "Rep. Gutierrez Slams Obama For 'Playing It Safe' On Immigration Reform Executive Action," September 7, 2014]</ref>
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====Arrest during immigration protest====
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:: ''See also: [[Gang of Eight]]''
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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.<ref name="protest">[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/08/20874725-democratic-lawmakers-arrested-during-immigration-protest?lite ''NBC News'', "Democratic lawmakers arrested during immigration protest," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/luis-gutierrez-fierce-fighter-for-immigration-reform/2013/10/20/bc424ef4-35a8-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''Washington Post'', "Luis Gutierrez, fierce fighter for immigration reform," accessed October 21, 2013]</ref>
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The eight included Gutierrez, [[John Lewis]], [[Keith Ellison]], [[Charlie Rangel]], [[Raul Grijalva]], [[Joe Crowley]], [[Jan Schakowsky]] and [[Al Green]].<ref name="protest"/> 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.<ref name="protest"/> Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.<ref name="protest"/>
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===Controversy===
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====Ethics investigation====
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On May 5, 2014, [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics|The House Ethics Committee]] decided not to move forward with a full-scale investigation into whether Gutierrez improperly paid a lobbying firm.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/luis-gutierrez-ethics-106357.html#ixzz30xz4icNJ ''Politico'', "Ethics panel won’t move forward on Luis Gutierrez," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Gutierrez {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated [[Alexandra Eidenberg]] and [[Jorge G. Zavala]] in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.<ref name="ilushouse"/> Gutierrez defeated [[Hector Concepcion]] (R) in the general election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Gutierrez won re-election 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 Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 4th congressional district elections, 2012|4th District]]. Guitierrez won against opponents [[Jorge Zavala]] and [[Hector Concepcion]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref>
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Gutierrez won re-election 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 Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012|4th District]]. Guitierrez won against opponents [[Jorge Zavala]] and [[Hector Concepcion]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Illinois," accessed 2012]</ref>
  
On March 30, 2012 the [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|4th district]] was included in a list released by  the ''National Journal'' of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. <ref name="national">[http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline/redistricting/modern-gerrymanders-10-most-contorted-congressional-districts-maps-20120330 ''National Journal'' "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012]</ref>
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On March 30, 2012, the [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District|4th District]] was included in a list released by  the ''National Journal'' of the top ten most contorted congressional districts due to redistricting.<ref name="national">[http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline/redistricting/modern-gerrymanders-10-most-contorted-congressional-districts-maps-20120330 ''National Journal'', "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS," accessed March 31, 2012]</ref>
 
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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/307/Luis-V-Gutierrez Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Gutierrez attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Gutierrez
 
|Name=Gutierrez
 
|year=2000
 
|year=2000
|Editdate=April 5, 2013
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|Editdate=April 15, 2015
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00004874&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Luis V. Gutierrez" Accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00004874&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Luis V. Gutierrez," accessed April 15, 2015]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2014=262850
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|result2014=Won
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|office2014=U.S. House (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
|totalraised2012=344315
 
|totalraised2012=344315
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|District 4]])
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District|District 4]])
 
|totalraised2010=512939
 
|totalraised2010=512939
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|District 4]])
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District|District 4]])
 
|totalraised2008=323493
 
|totalraised2008=323493
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|District 4]])
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|office2008=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District|District 4]])
 
|totalraised2006=161593
 
|totalraised2006=161593
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|District 4]])
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|office2006=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District|District 4]])
 
|totalraised2004=303631
 
|totalraised2004=303631
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|District 4]])
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|office2004=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th Congressional District|District 4]])
 
|totalraised2002=699489
 
|totalraised2002=699489
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
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|totalraised2000=448374
 
|totalraised2000=448374
 
|result2000=Won
 
|result2000=Won
|office2000=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|District 4]])
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===2014===
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Gutierrez won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Gutierrez's campaign committee raised a total of $262,850 and spent $408,968.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2014&cid=N00004874&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Luis Gutierrez 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 6, 2015]</ref> This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 6, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Gutierrez spent $5.13 per general election vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Illinois District 4
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $262,850
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|total spent = $408,968
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|opponent raised = $0
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|opponent spent = $0
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|org1 = Border Health
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|org2 = Deloitte LLP
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|org3 = Laborers Union
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|org4 = Service Employees International Union
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|org5 = National Assn of Realtors
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|orgdonor1 = $10,000
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $8,000
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|ind1 = Building Trade Unions
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|ind2 = Accountants
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|ind3 = Misc Unions
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|ind4 = Computers/Internet
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|ind5 = Public Sector Unions
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|inddonor1 = $22,500
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|inddonor2 = $21,440
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|inddonor3 = $17,500
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|inddonor4 = $13,850
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|inddonor5 = $13,500
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|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Luis Gutierrez Donors 2014.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Gutierrez's campaign funds before the 2014 election.]]}}
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Below are Gutierrez's FEC FEC reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00254581 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Luis V. Gutierrez 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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{{Luis Gutierrez 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Luis Gutierrez 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Gutierrez's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004874&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Luis Gutierrez 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013]</ref> This is 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>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004874&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Luis Gutierrez 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Gutierrez spent $2.88 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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|winner = Y
 
|winner = Y
|Chamber =  U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
 
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|total raised =  $344,315
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|inddonor5 = $22,911
 
|inddonor5 = $22,911
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Luis Gutierrez 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Gutierrez's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Luis Gutierrez 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Gutierrez's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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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 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?type=I&cid=N00000245&newMem=N&cycle=2008 ''Open Secrets'', "Luis Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," accessed October 2011]</ref>
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 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?type=I&cid=N00000245&newMem=N&cycle=2008 ''Open Secrets'' "Luis Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $512,939  
 
|total raised = $512,939  
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|ind4 = Securities & Investment
 
|ind4 = Securities & Investment
 
|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
 
|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
|inddonor1 = $44,740
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|inddonor1 = $44,740
 
|inddonor2 = $41,300
 
|inddonor2 = $41,300
 
|inddonor3 = $39,650
 
|inddonor3 = $39,650
 
|inddonor4 = $23,400
 
|inddonor4 = $23,400
 
|inddonor5 = $22,900
 
|inddonor5 = $22,900
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Luis Gutierrez 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Gutierrez'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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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004874&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Gutierrez (D-IL), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Gutierrez'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> increased by an average of 521 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, 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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|2010 = 1774507
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|2011 =  2922519
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|2012 =2464049
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|Year 0 = 2004
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|Average 0 = 57736
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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). Gutierrez received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry.
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From 1991-2014, '''29.26 percent of Gutierrez'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=N00004874&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 4694881
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|total spent = 4481560
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Industrial Unions
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|ind3 = Real Estate
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|ind4 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
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|inddonor1 = 351005
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|inddonor2 = 322550
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|inddonor3 = 288530
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|inddonor4 = 206300
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|inddonor5 = 205350
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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'', Gutierrez is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]," as of June 16, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/luis_gutierrez/400163 ''Gov Track'' "Gutierrez" Accessed June 16, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Gutierrez was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]," as of July 29, 2014. This was the same rating Gutierrez received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/luis_gutierrez/400163 ''GovTrack'', "Luis Gutierrez," accessed July 29, 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/400163_Luis_Gutierrez ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
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Gutierrez least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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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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Gutierrez ranked 40th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
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====2012====
 
====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 in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed February 27, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
 
====2011====
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.<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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Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal 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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====2013====
 
====2013====
 
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|rank=141st
 
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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,'' 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.<ref>http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/luis_gutierrez/400163 ''GovTrack,'' "Luis Gutierrez," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Gutierrez missed 1,766 of 14,517 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 12.2 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/luis_gutierrez/400163 ''GovTrack'', "Luis Gutierrez," accessed July 29, 2014]</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]]''
====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 he 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/262/Rep_Luis_Guti_rrez.html LegiStorm "Luis Gutierrez"]</ref>
 
  
===Net worth===
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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 ranked 115th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 98th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranked 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/262/Rep_Luis_Guti_rrez.html ''LegiStorm'', "Luis Gutierrez"]</ref>
:: ''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'', 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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004874&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gutierrez (D-Ill), 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'', 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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004874&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gutierrez, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito. <ref name="biography"/>
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Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito.<ref name="biography"/>
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===Memoir===
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Gutierrez released his memoir, “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill,” in October 2013.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/luis-gutierrez-fierce-fighter-for-immigration-reform/2013/10/20/bc424ef4-35a8-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Luis Gutierrez, fierce fighter for immigration reform," accessed October 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Illinois]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Illinois]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[Illinois' 4th Congressional District]]
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*[[113th Congress members behaving badly]]
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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, 2017
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGeorge E. Sangmeister (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.13 in 2014
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$3,056,684
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
Date of birthDecember 10, 1953
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Net worth(2012) $2,464,049.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Luis Vicente Gutiérrez (b. December 10, 1953, in Chicago, IL) 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 ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Gutierrez defeated Hector Concepcion (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2] He defeated Alexandra Eidenberg and Jorge G. Zavala in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3]

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, IL, 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.[1]

Career

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

  • 1993-Present: U.S Representative from Illinois' 4th Congressional District
  • 1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
  • 1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Gutierrez serves on the following committees:[5]

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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.[9] For more information pertaining to Gutierrez's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Gutierrez voted against HR 2217 - the DHS 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.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png 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.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png 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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Nay3.png 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.[11]

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.[13] 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.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] 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.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] 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 the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Gutierrez joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[19] 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.[20] Gutierrez voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Yea3.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.[22] 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.[23]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png 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.[11]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png 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.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png 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.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png 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.[11]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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 one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Luis Gutierrez'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 is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Gutierrez is a Hard-Core Liberal. Gutierrez received a score of 78 percent on social issues and 0 percent on economic issues.[25]

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[26]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[25] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Immigration

Obama's executive order delay

See also: 2014 illegal immigration surge

President Barack Obama's decision to delay any executive orders relating to the surge of undocumented minors in the country drew sharp criticism from Gutierrez on September 7, 2014. Gutierrez claimed the lack of action could change the minds of latino voters, even if it did help democrats in the mid-term election. He stated, "It’s clear that playing it safe is what is going on at the White House… walking away from our values and our principles. Playing it safe might win an election … but it almost never leads to fairness, to justice and to good public policy that you can be proud of."[27]

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.[28][29]

The eight included Gutierrez, John Lewis, Keith Ellison, Charlie Rangel, Raul Grijalva, Joe Crowley, Jan Schakowsky and Al Green.[28] 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.[28] Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.[28]

Controversy

Ethics investigation

On May 5, 2014, The House Ethics Committee decided not to move forward with a full-scale investigation into whether Gutierrez improperly paid a lobbying firm.[30]

Elections

2014

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

Gutierrez ran 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] Gutierrez defeated Hector Concepcion (R) in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Illinois District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 78.1% 79,666
     Republican Hector Concepcion 21.9% 22,278
Total Votes 101,944
Source: Illinois Secretary of State Official Results
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.[31]

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.[32]

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

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Gutierrez is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Gutierrez raised a total of $3,056,684 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[43]

Luis Gutierrez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $262,850
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 $3,056,684


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Gutierrez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Gutierrez's campaign committee raised a total of $262,850 and spent $408,968.[44] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[45]

Cost per vote

Gutierrez spent $5.13 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Illinois District 4, 2014 - Luis Gutierrez Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $262,850
Total Spent $408,968
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $0
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $0
Top contributors to Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee
Border Health$10,000
Deloitte LLP$10,000
Laborers Union$10,000
Service Employees International Union$10,000
National Assn of Realtors$8,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Building Trade Unions$22,500
Accountants$21,440
Misc Unions$17,500
Computers/Internet$13,850
Public Sector Unions$13,500

Below are Gutierrez's FEC FEC reports.[46]


2012

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.[55] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[56]

Cost per vote

Gutierrez spent $2.88 per vote received in 2012.


2010

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 .[57]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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, 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.[58] Between 2004 and 2012, Gutierrez's calculated net worth[59] increased by an average of 521 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[60]

Luis Gutierrez Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$57,736
2012$2,464,049
Growth from 2004 to 2012:4,168%
Average annual growth:521%[61]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[62]
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). Gutierrez received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1991-2014, 29.26 percent of Gutierrez's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[63]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Luis Gutierrez Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,694,881
Total Spent $4,481,560
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$351,005
Industrial Unions$322,550
Real Estate$288,530
Public Sector Unions$206,300
Building Trade Unions$205,350
% total in top industry7.48%
% total in top two industries14.35%
% total in top five industries29.26%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gutierrez was a "far-left Democrat," as of July 29, 2014. This was the same rating Gutierrez received in June 2013.[64]

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.[65]

Gutierrez most often votes with:

Gutierrez least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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

Gutierrez ranked 40th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[66]

2012

Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[67]

2011

Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[68]

Voting with party

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

2014

Gutierrez voted with the Democratic Party 94.0 percent of the time, which ranked 73rd among the 234 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[69]

2013

Gutierrez voted with the Democratic Party 93.3 percent of the time, which ranked 141st among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[70]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gutierrez missed 1,766 of 14,517 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 12.2 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[71]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

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 ranked 115th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 98th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranked 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.[72]

Personal

Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito.[1]

Memoir

Gutierrez released his memoir, “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill,” in October 2013.[73]

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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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