|U.S. House, Nevada, District 2|
|September 13, 2011-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Dean Heller (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2102|
|First elected||September 13, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Nevada State Senate|
|Bachelor's||University of Reno|
|J.D.||University of Pacific|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps|
|Years of service||1984-1987|
|Birthday||June 12, 1958|
|Place of birth||Carson City, Nevada|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Amodei was born in Carson City, Nevada. He earned his B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1980. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1983.
Amodei was a lawyer for the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1984 to 1987. After he was honorably discharged, he entered legal private practice.
Amodei serves on the following committees:
- United States House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
- Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
- United States House Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
- Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
- United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Amodei served on the following committees:
- Judiciary Committee
- Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
- Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
- Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
On his campaign website, Amodei listed five issues:
- ”Tax Fairness”
- On his website, Amodei said, "I disagree with President Obama’s assessment that Americans pay too little in taxes. There is a reason why the President wants higher taxes. Under his policies, the gap between what the government collects and what it spends has never been greater. As Nevada’s next Congressman, I pledge to advocate for changes in federal tax and spending policies that will reduce the burden on struggling American Families and the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy."
- ”Energy Policy”
- On his website, Amodei said, "High gasoline and energy prices affect every sector of the economy: Working families, seniors on fixed incomes, small businesses, tourism and higher commodity prices for consumers. Nevada will be hit especially hard by sustained higher energy prices, further delaying the economic recovery of our State. If elected, I will advocate for a rational, reasonable energy policy that does not promote a radical environmental agenda at the expense of ordinary Americans."
- ”Health Care Reform”
- On his website, Amodei said, "The Obama Health Care Reform Program must be repealed, because a program that increases health care costs while limiting access to care is not reform. While I agree that health care costs have become too burdensome for many Americans, I do not support a radical overhaul of America’s world class system of health care innovation and treatment."
- ”National Security”
- On his website, Amodei said, "I am proud to have served in the United States Army, and even prouder to have a daughter who has recently served in the United States Navy. For the Amodei Family, supporting the men and women of the Armed Services is a way of life. As your Congressman, I will work to make sure that our military is the best equipped and trained fighting force in the world."
- ”Nevada Comes First”
- On his website, Amodei said, "As your Congressman, I pledge to work hard for Nevada every day. In Congress, as was true when I was a Nevada Legislator, no one should expect me to follow the party line if it is not in the best interest of the people of Nevada. I pledge to vote to roll back the excessive tax and spending agenda of the Obama Administration, which has done incredible harm to working Nevadans, our natural resources and our unique economy." 
Amodei voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Amodei won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.
|U.S. House, Nevada District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark Amodei Incumbent||57.6%||162,213|
|Independent||Michael L. Haines||4%||11,166|
|Independent American Party of Nevada||Russel Best||2.1%||6,051|
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
Comprehensive donor information for Amodei is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Amodei raised a total of $1,313,852 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.
|Mark Amodei's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Nevada, District 2)||$1,313,852|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,313,852|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Nevada's 2nd Congressional District, 2012 - Mark Amodei Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$7,617|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$7,617|
|Top contributors to Mark Amodei's campaign committee|
|National Mining Assn||$20,000|
|American Bankers Assn||$15,000|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$15,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Amodei missed 51 of 992 roll call votes from September 11 to April 2013. This amounts to 5.1%, 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. Amodei paid his congressional staff a total of $180,346 in 2011. Overall, Nevada ranks 50th 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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, Amodei's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $102,004 to $230,000. That averages to $166,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Amodei's net worth as of 2010 was estimated at $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
Mark Amodei voted with the Republican Party 96% of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Amodei and his divorced wife, Michelle, have two adult children: Erin and Ryann.
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- U.S. House campaign website
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- Official Nevada State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart profile
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- Politico "2012 Election Map, Nevada"
- Gov Track "Amodei" Accessed May 23, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "AMODEI, Mark E., (1958 - )"
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives "Committee Information"
- Amodei for Congress "Issues" April 23, 2012
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- This Is Reno "Amodei will run for re-election, touts accomplishments in first 55 days in congress," Accessed February 4, 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, Silver State Election, "U.S. House of Representatives, District 2 (Official)"
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mark Amodei," Accessed April 18, 2013
- Open Secrets "Mark Amodei 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
- GovTrack, "Amodei," Accessed April 10, 2013
- LegiStorm, "Mark Amodei," Accessed October 8, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org "Mark Amodei (R-Nev), 2011," accessed February 13, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Mark Amodei (R-Nev), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Amodei for Congress "Meet Mark Amodei *(AM-UH-DAY)"
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