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Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKathy Dahlkemper (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.51 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,399,574
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Former Member, Butler City Council
2006-2009
Former Member, Butler Area School District Board
1992-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1970
Personal
BirthdayMay 10, 1948
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
Net worth$19,266,515
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website

Mike Kelly (b. May 10, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Kelly was first elected in 2010 by voters from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district and he was sworn in the following January. Kelly is currently serving his second term, having won re-election in 2012.[1] He ran unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Missa Eaton in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Kelly is next up for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Should he choose to run, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kelly is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

  • 1970: Graduated from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind.
  • 1992-1995: Served on the Butler area school board
  • 2006-2009: Served on the Butler County council
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kelly serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

  • Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
    • Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Kelly's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[6]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Kelly voted against 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.[6]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[7] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[6]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in support of 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.[6]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Kelly formally requested on October 1, 2013, that his pay be withheld during the shutdown.[8]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of 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.[6]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of 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.[6]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[6]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Kelly 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.[6]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Kelly is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Kelly ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 3rd District. He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Missa Eaton in the general election on November 6.[10]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[11] Pennsylvania tied with Ohio for 9th on the list.[11]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Missa Eaton 41% 123,933
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kelly Incumbent 54.8% 165,826
     Independent Steven Porter 4.2% 12,755
Total Votes 302,514
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kelly is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kelly raised a total of $2,399,574 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[13]

Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 3) Won $1,135,644
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 3) Won $1,263,930
Grand Total Raised $2,399,574

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mike Kelly's reports.[14]

Mike Kelly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$36,263.95$148,483.56$(43,390.55)$242,356.96
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$242,356.96$289,962.74$(62,529.82)$368,789.88
October Quarterly[17]October 13, 2013$368,789.88$163,139.08$(82,596.88)$449,332.08
Running totals
$601,585.38$(188,517.25)

2012

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

Kelly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,135,644 and spent $1,080,095.[18] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[19]

Cost per vote

Kelly spent $6.51 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Kelly won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kelly's campaign committee raised a total of $1,263,930 and spent $1,235,460.[20]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 3 Election, 2010 - Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,263,930
Total Spent $1,235,460
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,028,593
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,957,701
Top contributors to Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)'s campaign committee
Armstrong Group of Companies$14,100
Transportation Equipment Supply Co$11,600
Federated Investors Inc$10,800
Automotive Free International Trade PAC$10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$76,160
Leadership PACs$62,000
Automotive$40,100
Republican/Conservative$30,850
Insurance$28,850

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kelly is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of August 2013.[21]

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.[22]

Kelly most often votes with:

Kelly least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Kelly missed 9 of 1,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.5%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [23]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kelly paid his congressional staff a total of $824,231 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[24]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kelly's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,733,032 and $35,799,999. That averages to $19,266,515.00, which is significantly higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by %44.34 from 2010.[25]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kelly's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $7,903,037 to $61,321,999. That averages to $34,612,518 which was higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[26]

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.

2012

Kelly ranked 143rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[27][28]

2011

Kelly ranked 132nd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[29]

Voting with party

2013

Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) voted with the Republican Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 94th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[30]

2011

Mike Kelly voted with the Republican Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 105 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[31]

Recent news

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Personal

Mike Kelly is married to Victoria. They have 4 children.

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Project Votesmart, "Mike Kelly Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013
  7. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  8. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mike Kelly," Accessed April 18, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "Mike Kelly's Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Mike Kelly's April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission "Mike Kelly's July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Mike Kelly's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  19. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Mike Kelly 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  21. Gov Track, "Rep. Mike Kelly," accessed August 29, 2013
  22. OpenCongress, "Rep. Mike Kelly," accessed August 22, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Mike Kelly," Accessed April 17, 2013
  24. LegiStorm, "Mike Kelly," Accessed September 24, 2012
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Kelly (R-Pa), 2011"
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Kelly (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  27. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  28. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  29. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  30. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Dahlkemper
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 3
2011–present
Succeeded by
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