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{{tnr}}'''Peter John "Pete" Visclosky''' (b. August 13, 1949) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Visclosky was elected by voters from [[Indiana's 1st congressional district]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 1984.<ref name="biography"/>
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{{tnr}}'''Peter John "Pete" Visclosky''' (b. August 13, 1949 in Gary, Indiana) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Visclosky was elected by voters from [[Indiana's 1st congressional district]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 1984.<ref name="biography"/>
  
 
He won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Indiana"]</ref>
 
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Visclosky ranked 97th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Visclosky ranked 97th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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Revision as of 12:29, 1 July 2013

Peter J. Visclosky
Peter J. Visclosky.jpg
U.S. House, Indiana, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1985-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 29
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorKatie Hall (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1984
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,324,099
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAndrean High School
Bachelor'sIndiana University Northwest
Master'sGeorgetown University
J.D.Notre Dame Law School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 13, 1949
Place of birthGary, Indiana
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$1,156,511
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Peter J. Visclosky campaign logo
Peter John "Pete" Visclosky (b. August 13, 1949 in Gary, Indiana) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Visclosky was elected by voters from Indiana's 1st congressional district. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1984.[1]

He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[2]

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

Biography

Visclosky was born in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Andrean High School in Merrillville. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University Northwest, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University. [1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Visclosky serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Defense (Ranking member)
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

2011-2012

  • Committee on Appropriations[4]
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (Ranking Member)
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Visclosky 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Indiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Visclosky ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 1st District. Visclosky was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Republican Joel Phelps in the November 6 general election.[6]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky Incumbent 67.3% 187,743
     Republican Joel Phelps 32.7% 91,291
Total Votes 279,034
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"


Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Visclosky is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Visclosky raised a total of $6,324,099 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[21]

Peter Visclosky's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Indiana, District 1) Won $785,240
2010 U.S. House (Indiana, District 1) Won $891,338
2008 U.S. House (Indiana, District 1) Won $1,763,060
2006 U.S. House (Indiana, District 1) Won $1,374,303
2004 U.S. House (Indiana, District 1) Won $127,315
2002 U.S. House (Indiana, District 1) Won $935,506
2000 U.S. House (Indiana, District 1) Won $447,337
Grand Total Raised $6,324,099

2012

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

Visclosky won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Visclosky's campaign committee raised a total of $785,240 and spent $1,061,227.[22]

2010

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

Visclosky won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Visclosky's campaign committee raised a total of $891,338 and spent $1,387,951 .[23]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Visclosky is a "moderate Democratic follower," as of June 17, 2013.[24]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Visclosky missed 322 of 17,184 roll call votes from Jan 1985 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[25]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Visclosky paid his congressional staff a total of $849,449 in 2011. He ranked 14th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 95th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 35th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[26]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Visclosky was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Visclosky's staff was given an apparent $44,832.00 in bonus money.[27]

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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, Visclosky's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $607,023 and $1,706,000. That averages to $1,156,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 5.59% from 2010.[28]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Visclosky's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $664,024 and $1,786,000. That averages to $1,225,012, which was lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[29]

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. Visclosky ranked 129th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[30]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Visclosky ranked 97th in the liberal rankings.[31]

Voting with party

2013

Peter J. Visclosky voted with the Democratic Party 92.9% of the time, which ranked 147th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[32]

Personal

Visclosky is married to Joanne Royce, and has two sons, John and Tim.[1]

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Representative Pete Visclosky: Representing the 1st District of Indiana "About Pete" Accessed November 4, 2011
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Pete Visclosky: Working for Northwest Indiana "Biography" Accessed November 4, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Peter J. Visclosky" Accessed April 7, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Peter Visclosky 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Peter J. Visclosky 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 4, 2011
  24. Gov Track "Visclosky" Accessed June 17, 2013
  25. GovTrack, "Peter Visclosky," Accessed April 1, 2013
  26. LegiStorm "Peter Visclosky"
  27. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  28. [www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00003813&year=2011 OpenSecrets.org, "Visclosky (D-Ind), 2011"]
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Visclosky, (R-Indiana), 2010"
  30. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  31. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  32. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Katie Hall
U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana District 1
1985–present
Succeeded by
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