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Mike Honda
Mike Honda.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 17
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorTom Campbell (D)
Leadership
Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives
2001-2006
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.45 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,421,457
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1996-2000
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
1990-1996
Education
Bachelor'sSan Jose State University, 1968
Master'sSan Jose State University, 1974
Personal
BirthdayJune 27, 1941
Place of birthWalnut Creek, CA
Net worth$964,005
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Honda campaign logo
Mike Honda (b. June 27, 1941, in Walnut Creek, CA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 17th Congressional District. Honda was first elected to the House in 2000.

Honda most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 17th District. On November 6, 2012, he defeated Evelyn Li (R) in the general election.[1] He was displaced from his former district by redistricting.[2]

Prior to his U.S. House career, Honda served in the California State Assembly from 1997 to 2000.

Honda is seeking re-election in 2014.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Honda is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Career

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

  • 1968: Graduated from San Jose State University with B.A.
  • 1974: Graduated from San Jose State University with M.A.
  • 1965-1967: United States Peace Corps
  • 1971-1981: San Jose Planning Commission
  • 1981-1990: San Jose Unified School Board
  • 1990-1996: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • 1997-2000: California State Assembly
  • 2001-Present: U.S. Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

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

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

2011-2012

  • Appropriations Committee
  • Budget Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Honda's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Honda 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Honda voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Honda voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[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.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Honda voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Honda joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[15][16]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] Honda voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and 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.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Honda voted for HR 2775.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Honda voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Honda 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.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Honda 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 that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Honda voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Honda 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.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Mike Honda'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, Honda is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Honda received a score of 71 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.[29]

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[30]
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 Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Neutral
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly 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 Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[31][32] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Honda was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[31][32]

Campaign themes

2014

Honda's campaign website lists the following issues:[33]

  • Environment
Excerpt: "Protecting our open spaces and California’s sacred wilderness is more than sound public policy- it's an obligation. I also believe that environmental protection is more than preserving the wilderness far away from communities. In Congress, I have fought to protect our daily environment - our tap water, the air that surrounds us, the parks and trails in populated areas, and most importantly, I will continue fighting to ensure that new schools are constructed in safe, non-polluted locations."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Healthcare is an inalienable human right that permeates every aspect of our lives, and affects our capacity to live, work and succeed. It is our responsibility to ensure that all Americans, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, and ability are given access to quality affordable care."
  • Education
Excerpt: "In the 21st Century, the competition for jobs and for a stake in the world marketplace will be won by the young people who are best educated. In Silicon Valley, perhaps more than in any other part of the country, we must commit ourselves to providing our students with the very best education we can give them."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Responsibilities come hand in hand with opportunity. High-tech, high-wage jobs mean nothing if our commutes are daily doses of gridlock. We must construct infrastructure that facilitates access to public transit, including better roads, intermodal transit stations, and expanded carpool rides."
  • High-Tech
Excerpt: "I've lived and worked in this district for nearly my entire life. I've watched its remarkable transformation from Blossom Valley to Silicon Valley. In that time, we have done nothing less than change the way the world does business. With this remarkable success comes great responsibility. We must continue to grow and expand our new economy, and we must continue to be leaders in the field of innovation."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

Honda is running for re-election in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 17th District. He and Ro Khanna (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Vanila Singh (R) and Joel Vanlandingham (R). They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[34]

U.S. House, California District 17 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda Incumbent 48.2% 43,607
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRo Khanna 28% 25,384
     Republican Vanila Singh 17% 15,359
     Republican Joel Vanlandingham 6.8% 6,154
Total Votes 90,504
Source: California Secretary of State

Endorsements

Honda was endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in his primary against Ro Khanna.[35] Honda also received an endorsement from the Sierra Club.[36]

Honda received the endorsement of the Democratic Party in a local vote on February 8, 2014.[37]

Honda also received the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters.[38]

2012

See also: California's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012

Honda won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 17th District.[1] He was displaced from the 15th District by redistricting. He and Evelyn Li (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Charles Richardson (Ind). Honda went on to defeat Li in the general election on November 6, 2012.[39][40]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda Incumbent 73.5% 159,392
     Republican Evelyn Li 26.5% 57,336
Total Votes 216,728
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 17 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda (D) Incumbent 66.7% 60,252
Green check mark transparent.pngEvelyn Li (R) 27.6% 24,916
Charles Richardson (NPP) 5.7% 5,163
Total Votes 90,331

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Honda is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Honda raised a total of $7,421,457 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[47]

Mike Honda's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 17) Won $900,844
2010 US House (California, District 15) Won $773,921
2008 US House (California, District 15) Won $983,449
2006 US House (California, District 15) Won $761,703
2004 US House (California, District 15) Won $524,602
2002 US House (California, District 15) Won $944,811
2000 US House (California, District 15) Won $2,532,127
Grand Total Raised $7,421,457

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Honda's reports.[48]

Mike Honda (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2013$78,222.38$221,237.74$(95,714.78)$203,745.34
July Quarterly[50]July 13, 2013$203,745.34$345,894.86$(174,993.26)$374,646.94
October Quarterly[51]October 15, 2013$374,646.94$392,505.31$(207,406.20)$559,746.05
Year-End[52]January 31, 2014$559,746$250,567$(187,323)$622,989
April Quarterly[53]April 15, 2014$622,989$690,387$(229,202)$1,084,174
Pre-Primary[54]May 22, 2014$1,084,174$185,978$(227,859)$1,042,293
July Quarterly[55]July 15, 2014$1,042,293$341,002$(319,940)$1,063,355
Running totals
$2,427,571.91$(1,442,438.24)

2012

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

Honda won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Honda's campaign committee raised a total of $900,844 and spent $1,028,810.[56] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[57]

Cost per vote

Honda spent $6.45 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Honda won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Honda's campaign committee raised a total of $773,921 and spent $850,364.[58]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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 four-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 four 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, Honda's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $583,010 and $1,345,000. That averages to $964,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Honda ranked as the 211th most wealthy representative in 2012.[59] Between 2004 and 2012, Honda's calculated net worth[60] increased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[61]

Mike Honda Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$793,682
2012$964,005
Growth from 2004 to 2012:21%
Average annual growth:3%[62]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[63]
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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Honda is a "far-left Democrat" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Honda 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]

Honda most often votes with:

Honda least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Honda missed 443 of 9,635 roll call votes from January 2001 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[66]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Honda paid his congressional staff a total of $1,198,912 in 2011. He ranked 179th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 14th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[67]

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Honda tied for 1st in the liberal rankings in 2013.[68]

2012

Honda is 1 of 14 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[69]

2011

Honda is 1 of 19 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[70]

Voting with party

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

2014

Honda voted with the Democratic Party 93.5 percent of the time, which ranked 89th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[71]

2013

Honda voted with the Democratic Party 96.1 percent of the time, which ranked 68th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[72]

Personal

Honda is widowed and has two children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

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  60. 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).
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  62. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Campbell
U.S. House - California
2001-Present
Succeeded by
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