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Mulvaney 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
Mulvaney 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 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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|Michael "Mick" Mulvaney|
|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 5|
|January 3, 2011-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||John Spratt (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|South Carolina State Senate|
|South Carolina House of Representatives|
|High school||Charlotte Catholic High School|
|J.D.||University of North Carolina|
|Birthday||July 21, 1967|
|Place of birth||Alexandria, Virginia|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Issues
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Mulvaney is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.
Mulvaney earned his BSFS in International Commerce and Finance from Georgetown University in 1989. He went on to receive his Law Degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1992. He then received training in Owner and President's Management from Harvard Business School in 2006.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Mulvaney's academic, professional and political career:
- 2009-2011:South Carolina State Senate
- 2007-2009:South Carolina House of Representatives
- 1997-2000: Mulvaney & Fisher
- 1992-1997: Attorney, James, McElroy & Diehl
A February 2012 analysis by National Journal found that out of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, Mulvaney ranks number 134 in conservative rankings. The ranking means Mulvaney is the 134th most conservative member of the House. 
Mulvaney voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Mulvaney serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
- United States House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
- Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
- Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
- Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
- Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce (Chairman)
South Carolina State Senate
Prior to leaving the senate, Mulvaney served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Corrections and Penology Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Judiciary Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Medical Affairs Committee, South Carolina Senate
Mulvaney was rumored as a possible appointee to Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate seat. On December 17, 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had chosen to appoint Representative Tim Scott to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013. Although Mulvaney was not appointed, he could still run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.
Mulvaney won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent South Carolina's 5th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and defeated Joyce Knott (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mick Mulvaney Incumbent||55.5%||154,324|
|Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Mulvaney raised $262,213 for his campaign, against $119,331 by Powers.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 16|
|Michael Mulvaney (R)||25,225|
|Mandy Powers Norrell (D)||21,711|
Comprehensive donor information for Mulvaney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mulvaney raised a total of $2,445,925 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.
|Mick Mulvaney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (South Carolina, District 5)||$798,055|
|2010||US House (South Carolina, District 5)||$1,647,870|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,445,925|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mulvaney's reports.
|Mick Mulvaney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
Throughout his career, Mulvaney has raised $259,490 from retired contributors, $127,353 from Leadership PACs, and $110,230 from individual Republican donors.
Mulvaney won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Mulvaney's campaign committee raised a total of $798,055 and spent $692,430.
Cost per vote
Mulvaney spent $4.49 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina, 5th District, 2012 - Mick Mulvaney Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$34,641|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$32,719|
|Top contributors to Mick Mulvaney's campaign committee|
|National Auto Dealers Assn||$15,000|
|Credit Union National Assn||$10,250|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$31,124|
Mulvaney raised $262,213 in the 2008 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|South Carolina Bank & Trust||$75,725|
|Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|Ted and Erin Mulvaney||$2,000|
|George and Janet Sella||$2,000|
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.
Mulvaney most often votes with:
Mulvaney least often votes with:
Ideology and leadership
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Mulvaney missed 15 of 1,698 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to .9%, which is better 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. Mulvaney paid his congressional staff a total of $858,483 in 2011. Overall, South Carolina ranks 31st 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, Mulvaney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,551,075 and $6,142,997. That averages to $3,847,036, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 1.67% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Mulvaney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,514,081 to $6,310,997. That averages to $3,912,539 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
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. Mulvaney was 1 of 2 members who ranked 183rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.
- 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. Mulvaney ranked 134th in the conservative rankings.
Voting with party
Mick Mulvaney voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 140th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Mulvaney and his wife Pamela have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Mick + Mulvaney + South Carolina + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
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- Media coverage:
- Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Mulvaney," Accessed June 24, 2013
- Campaign website "About Mick," Accessed June 24, 2013
- National Journal "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House" Accessed June 10, 2012
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- The Washington Post, "Gov. Nikki Haley to fill DeMint’s seat by appointment," December 6, 2012
- Politico "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012
- Political Tracker-CNN.com, "Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon," December 17, 2012
- WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
- Politico "2012 Election Map"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- South Carolina official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Mulvaney's 2008 campaign contributions
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mick Mulvaney," Accessed March 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Mulvaney 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
- FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
- FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 19, 2012
- Open Secrets "Mulvaney Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 28, 2013
- Campaign contributors to Michael Mulvaney
- OpenCongress, "Mick Mulvaney," Accessed August 6, 2013
- Gov Track "Mick Mulvaney," Accessed June 24, 2013
- GovTrack, "Mulvaney," Accessed April 10, 2013
- LegiStorm, "John Michael "Mick Mulvaney," Accessed September 18, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Mulvaney (R-SC), 2011"
- OpenSecrets.org, "John Michael "Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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|South Carolina State Senate - District 16
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