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Patrick T. McHenry
Patrick T. McHenry.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCass Ballenger (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.91 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,186,399
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
2002-2004
Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor
2001
Education
Bachelor'sBelmont Abbey College
OtherNorth Carolina State University (did not earn degree)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 22, 1975
Place of birthCharlotte, North Carolina
ProfessionRealtor
Net worth$510,006
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Patrick T. McHenry (b. October 22, 1975, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 10th Congressional District.

McHenry was first elected to the House in 2004 for North Carolina's 10th Congressional District. McHenry defeated Ken Fortenberry and Don Peterson in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012, and won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012. McHenry is currently serving his fifth consecutive term.[1]

McHenry is set to run for re-election to North Carolina's 10th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014, where he will be up against Mayor of Ashville, North Carolina, Terry Bellamy (D).[2]

Prior to his congressional career, McHenry served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004, and as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor.[3]

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

Biography

McHenry was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University but earned his B.A. from Belmont Abbey College in 1999.[3]

Career

After earning his degree, McHenry worked as a realtor until he was appointed as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor by President George W. Bush in 2001. He also served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McHenry serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

McHenry served on the following committees:[5]

  • Financial Services Committee (Vice Chair)
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity[6]
  • Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    • Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs (Chairman)
    • Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives[7]

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to McHenry's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" McHenry voted for 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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" McHenry voted for 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 that was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" McHenry voted for 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.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[13] 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.[14] McHenry voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[16] 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. McHenry voted for HR 2775.[17]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" McHenry voted for 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.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" McHenry voted for 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.[19] The vote largely followed party lines.[20]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" McHenry voted for 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.[21]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" McHenry voted for 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.[22]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" McHenry 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.[23]

Campaign themes

2012

McHenry's campaign website listed the following issues:[24]

  • Crime, Drug Policy and the Courts
Excerpt: "Congressman McHenry is vice-chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Drug Policy. One of his first efforts as a Congressman was to organize a conference with sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel from every county in the Tenth District, along with federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents and State Bureau of Investigation..."
  • Education and School Choice
Excerpt: "Now more than ever, education is vital to success in life. As our economy changes, we must provide the training necessary to prepare future generations for new technologies and developing industries. The federal government can play a role in education, but schools should be controlled to the greatest degree possible at the local level."
  • Environmental Policy
Excerpt: "As an avid sportsman, Congressman McHenry appreciates the natural beauty present in the United States; and North Carolina’s Tenth District contains some of America’s most breathtaking scenery. It is important to provide adequate protections to our natural treasures for future generations. Congressman McHenry supports President Bush’s Clear Skies Initiative."
  • Federal Budget and Government Efficiency
Excerpt: "The federal government now spends $20,000 per household. In constant dollars, that is the most America has spent since fighting a two front war in World War II. Spending that does not include Social Security and Medicare has jumped 39 percent in just three years."
  • Gas Prices and Energy Policy
Excerpt: "The United States needs a comprehensive energy policy that focuses on supply, demand, capacity, and alternative sources. Over half of our oil consumption comes from imported sources. It is vital that we access domestic supplies to ensure adequate supply. That is why Congressman McHenry strongly supports developing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Patrick McHenry endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [25]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

McHenry 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. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: North Carolina's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

McHenry won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 10th District. McHenry defeated Ken Fortenberry and Don Peterson in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. He then defeated Patricia Keever in the general election on November 6, 2012.[26]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[27] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[27]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Patricia Keever 43% 144,023
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick McHenry Incumbent 57% 190,826
Total Votes 334,849
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick McHenry 72.5% 58,844
Ken H. Fortenberry 19.6% 15,936
Don Peterson 7.8% 6,337
Total Votes 81,117

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McHenry is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, McHenry raised a total of $6,186,399 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[32]

Patrick McHenry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,257,013
2010 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,015,155
2008 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,525,720
2006 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,464,716
2004 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $923,795
Grand Total Raised $6,186,399

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McHenry’s reports.[33]

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McHenry’s reports.[34]

Patrick McHenry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2013$125,487$131,008$(79,176)$177,319
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$177,319$163,372$(55,020)$295,834
October Quarterly[37]October 15, 2013$295,834$210,189$(68,911)$417,968
Year-End Quarterly[38]December 31, 2013$417,968$142,824$(67,641)$492,651
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2014$492,651.38$225,419.74$(86,410.98)$631,660.14
Pre-Primary[40]April 23, 2014$631,660.14$24,184.00$(4,502.56)$651,341.58
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2014$651,341.58$213,310.03$(134,499.24)$730,152.37
October Quarterly[42]October 14, 2014$730,152.37$351,390.91$(146,931.59)$934,611.69
Pre-General[43]October 23, 2014$934,611.69$58,310.00$(47,930.61)$944,991.08
Running totals
$1,520,007.68$(691,022.98)

2012

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

McHenry won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McHenry's campaign committee raised a total of $1,257,013 and spent $1,127,555.[44]

Cost per vote

McHenry spent $5.91 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of McHenry's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
McHenry was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a fourth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,015,155 and spent $886,897.[45]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McHenry is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 25, 2013.[46]

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.[47]

McHenry most often votes with:

McHenry least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McHenry missed 220 of 6,459 roll call votes from Jan 2005 to Apr 2013, which is 3.4% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[48]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McHenry paid his congressional staff a total of $982,403 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[49]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, McHenry's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $145,014 and $874,998. That averages to $510,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. McHenry ranked as the 265th most wealthy representative in 2012.[50]

Patrick McHenry Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$510,006.00
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.

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McHenry ranked 62nd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[51]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McHenry ranked 20th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[52]

Voting with party

June 2013

McHenry voted with the Republican Party 94.7% of the time, which ranked 89th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[53]

Personal

McHenry and his wife, Giulia, live in his hometown of Cherryville, North Carolina.[54]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  2. Mountain Xpress Mayor Bellamy won't run for re-election, will run for Congress
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "McHENRY, Patrick T., (1975 - )"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. Congressman Patrick McHenry, 10th District of North Carolina, "Biography"
  6. The Committee on Financial Services, Chairman Spencer Bachus "Oversight and Investigations"
  7. Committee on Oversight & Government Reform "About the Oversight Committee"
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  24. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 13, 2013
  25. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of North Carolina Elected Officials and Leaders," January 19, 2012
  26. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named nc
  27. 27.0 27.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. Open Secrets, "Patrick T. McHenry" accessed May 16, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick T. McHenry Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick T. McHenry Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick McHenry Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
  44. Open Secrets, "Patrick McHenry 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  45. Open Secrets, "Patrick McHenry 2010 Election Data," accessed January 4, 2012
  46. GovTrack, "McHenry" accessed June 25, 2013
  47. OpenCongress, "Patrick McHenry," accessed August 8, 2013
  48. GovTrack, "Patrick McHenry" accessed April 2013
  49. LegiStorm, "Patrick McHenry," accessed October 1, 2012
  50. OpenSecrets.org,"Patrick McHenry (R-NC), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  51. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  52. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  53. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  54. Congressman Patrick McHenry, 10th District of North Carolina, "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Cass Ballenger
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 10
2005–Present
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North Carolina House of Representatives
2002-2004
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Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor
2001
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