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::''See also: [[Peter King possible presidential campaign, 2016]]''
 
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|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 2
 
|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 2
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 1993-present
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|Tenure = 2013-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 1993
 
|Assumed office = 1993
 
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|Pension =
|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|Last election = [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2014 =$8.53
 
|Cost per vote 2012 =$8.47
 
|Cost per vote 2012 =$8.47
 
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|First elected = November 3, 1992
 
|First elected = November 3, 1992
 
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|Next election = [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary =  
|Campaign $ = 8,143,432
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Campaign $ = 9,451,701
 
|Prior office=U.S. House, New York, District 3
 
|Prior office=U.S. House, New York, District 3
 
|Prior office years=January 3, 1993-2013
 
|Prior office years=January 3, 1993-2013
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|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
|Net worth =$225,001
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|Net worth =(2012) $325,001.50
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website = http://peteking.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://peteking.house.gov/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Peter T. "Pete" King''' (b. April 5, 1944, in New York, New York) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 2nd Congressional District]]. King was first elected to the House in 1992 representing  [[New York's 3rd Congressional District]]. He was the 3rd District's representative until the 2012 election when he was redistricted into [[New York's 2nd Congressional District|district 2]]. King is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 against [[Vivianne Falcone]].<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New_York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref><ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324299104578531303770633438.html ''The Wall Street Journal'']</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Peter T. "Pete" King''' (b. April 5, 1944, in New York, [[New York|NY]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 2nd Congressional District]]. King was first elected to the House in 1992 representing  [[New York's 3rd Congressional District]]. He served as the 3rd District's representative until the 2012 election, when he was redistricted into the [[New York's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]]. King is currently serving his 12th consecutive term, having won re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014 to represent [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[New York]].<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''New York Board of Elections'', "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref>
King {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|New York's 2nd Congressional District]] on [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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King announced in September 2013 that he will run for president in 2016.<ref name="president">[http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/09/08/king_says_hes_running_for_president.html ''Political Wire'' "King Say's He's Running for President", Accessed September 9, 2013]</ref>
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King is considered a [[Possible presidential candidates, 2016|possible presidential candidate]] in 2016. He had previously announced in September 2013 that he would run for president in 2016, but had not said anything further on the subject.<ref name="president">[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/09/08/king_says_hes_running_for_president.html ''Political Wire'', "King Say's He's Running for President," accessed September 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Prior offices held by King have been Nassau County Comptroller and member of the Hempstead Town Council.
 
Prior offices held by King have been Nassau County Comptroller and member of the Hempstead Town Council.
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
King was born in New York, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from St. Francis College in 1965 and a [[Judgepedia:Juris Doctor|J.D.]] from Notre Dame University in 1968.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=k000210 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "KING, Peter T., (1944 - )"]</ref>
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King was born in New York, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from St. Francis College in 1965 and a [[Juris Doctor|J.D.]] from Notre Dame University in 1968.<ref name=bioguide>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=k000210 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "KING, Peter T., (1944 - )," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
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After earning his J.D., King practiced law privately before and between public service.<ref name=bio>[http://peteking.house.gov/bio.shtml ''Congressman Pete King'', "Biography," accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
After earning his J.D., King practiced law privately before and between public service.<ref>[http://peteking.house.gov/bio.shtml ''Congressman Pete King'' "Biography"]</ref>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of King's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bioguide/>
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*2013-Present: U.S. Representative from [[New York's 2nd Congressional District]]
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*1993-2013: U.S. Representative from [[New York's 3rd Congressional District]]
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*1981-1993: Comptroller in Nassau County, NY
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*1977-1981: Member of the Hempstead town council
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*1972-1974: Deputy attorney  for Nassau County, NY
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*1968-1973: Served in the United States Army National Guard
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*1968: Earned J.D. from Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN
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*1965: Earned B.A. from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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King serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services#Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises|Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services#Oversight and Investigations|Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security#Counterterrorism and Intelligence|Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence]], ''Chairman''
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security#Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies|Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)#CIA|Subcommittee on the CIA Members]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)#NSA and Cybersecurity|Subcommittee on NSA and Cybersecurity]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
King serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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King served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House Committee on Financial Services]]
 
*[[United States House Committee on Financial Services]]
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
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*[[United States House Committee on Homeland Security]]
 
*[[United States House Committee on Homeland Security]]
 
**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
 
**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
**Subcommittee on Counterterriorism and Intelligence - ''Chair''
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**Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence ''Chairman''
 
*[[United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
 
*[[United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
 
**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
 
**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
King served on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives'' "Committee Information"]</ref>
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King served on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee Information," accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee (Chairman)]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee (Chairman)]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations<ref>[http://financialservices.house.gov/Subcommittees/Issue/?IssueID=28829 ''The Committee on Financial Services'' "Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations<ref>[http://financialservices.house.gov/Subcommittees/Issue/?IssueID=28829 ''The Committee on Financial Services'', "Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises," accessed December 6, 2011] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)]]
**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence<ref>[http://intelligence.house.gov/subcommittees ''U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence'' "Subcommittees"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence<ref>[http://intelligence.house.gov/subcommittees ''U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence'', "Subcommittees," accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
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====National security====
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===National security===
=====American response to Syria=====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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King said on August 26, 2013, that President [[Barack Obama]] as commander in chief “has the right to take” military action in Syria without congressional authorization.<ref name="syria"/>
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“Let me make it clear: I believe the president can take this action without authorization from the [[Congress]], I believe he has, as commander in chief, he has the right to take this action,” King said. “It’s in his interest to consult with the leadership in the House and Senate, but I don’t believe he has to.<ref name="syria"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} King supported 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UkxgyhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Pete King's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
  
King, who said he has not been contacted by the White House on the issue, said the United States must now act in Syria.<ref name="syria"/>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} King supported HR 2217 - the DHS 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.<ref name=ns/>
  
“Allies in the region, adversaries in the region, are going to look so we have to take action,” he said. “I believe that cruise missiles would be the best at this stage both as far as destroying the chemical weapons locations and also, as far as taking out command and control locations. But having said that, I am still not a big advocate for the rebels because I believe that in the last year or so they’ve become largely controlled or significantly controlled by Al Qaeda elements. If the president had taken action two years ago, we would be a lot better off.” The [[Congress|congressman]] added that “right now, I would not put American lives at risk.”<ref name="syria"/>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{nay vote}}King opposed 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.<ref name=ns/>
  
“Especially after what Secretary [[John Kerry|Kerry]] said, we have to act,” he said. “I’m not certain where this is going to lead, but once that red line has been crossed, once chemical weapons have been used, I believe the president has to take action.<ref name="syria"/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} King supported HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
  
King noted “the president should not have set a red line unless he knew what he was going to do,” but “having drawn that red line we have no choice, I feel now, to take firm, strong action.”<ref name="syria">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/peter-king-obama-syria-95957.html#ixzz2dGsHwlJz ''Politico,'' "Peter King: Obama has 'right' to act on Syria," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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:''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
  
=====Criticism of Rand Paul=====
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====Farm Bill====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}}
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King supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UkxikBCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "King on agriculture," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Government shutdown====
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{{nay vote}}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.<ref name=clerk>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> King voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref name=clerk/>
  
{{youtube|title=x3ofIoSdE5o|size=250|caption= [[Peter King]] (R-NY) speaking about [[Rand Paul]] in an interview on ''CNN'' on August 1, 2013.}}
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. King voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
King made remarks in July 2013 that [[United States Senate|Sen.]] [[Rand Paul]] (R-Ky.) is leading the [[Republican Party]] in a dangerous direction and compared him to 1972 [[Democratic]] presidential nominee George McGovern.<ref name="paul">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/28/peter-king-rand-paul-is-the-gops-george-mcgovern/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post'' "Peter King: Rand Paul is the GOP’s George McGovern" Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} King supported 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UkxjBxCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Peter King's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
  
“When you have [[Rand Paul]] actually comparing (NSA leaker Edward) Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness,” King said on ''CNN’''s “State of the Union.” “This is the anti-war, left-wing [[Democrats]] of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I don’t want that to happen to our party."<ref name="paul"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Repealing Obamacare====
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{{Yea vote}} King supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UkxjchCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative King's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Yea vote}} King supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UkxjwhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "King on abortion," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
  
King also said it was “disturbing” that 94 of the 234 [[U.S. House|House]] [[Republican]]s voted for a [[Justin_Amash#Amendment_to_defund_NSA_surveillance_programs|measure]] that would have defunded the National Security Agency’s phone record collection program.<ref name="paul"/>
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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name= King}}
  
King, the former [[U.S. House|House]] homeland security committee chairman, has suggested he might run for president in 2016, if for no other reason than to be a voice in opposition to [[Rand Paul|Paul’s]] foreign policy views.<ref name="paul"/>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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King 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
“Aid to Egypt has nothing to do with aid to Long Island, or [[New Jersey]]. They’re two separate issues and he should know the difference between Egypt, Long Island and New York … [[U.S. Senate|Sen.]] [[Rand Paul|Paul]] claims to be a great friend of Israel but yesterday the ambassador to Israel … said that continuing American aid to Egypt is essential to maintain the peace process and maintain the Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement that was negotiated under President Carter over 30 years ago,” King said in an interview. “So it’s very easy to say ‘cut this, cut that,’ you can have an intelligence debate about it, but so far he hasn’t shown very much intelligence.”<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/peter-king-rand-paul-perpetuating-big-lie-95015.html#ixzz2b7Ij1Ipf ''Politico'' "Peter King: Rand Paul ‘perpetuating this big lie’" Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
  
King also argued [[Rand Paul]] and his [[Libertarian|libertarian]]-leaning views on foreign policy were making "America the enemy."<ref name="lib">[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/08/01/peter_king_rand_pauls_views_on_foreign_policy_make_america_the_enemy.html ''Real Clear Politics'' "Peter King: Rand Paul's Views On Foreign Policy Make "America The Enemy"" Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref> "[[Rand Paul|He]] wants to retreat from the world. He wants to isolate ourselves, go back to a fortress America. The [[Republicans]] had this debate back in the 1930s, when you had the isolationist and the Charles Lindberghs, and the [[Democrats]] had it in the 1960s when the anti-war movement blamed America first. In both cases it hurt the party for years," King said in an interview on CNN on August 1, 2013.<ref name="lib"/>
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s010_070.gif|right|290px|thumb|Peter King's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 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, King is a '''Populist-Leaning Conservative.''' King received a score of 13 percent on social issues and 74 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
  
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name= King |Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://www.OnTheIssues.org/Peter_King.htm ''On The Issues'', "Peter King Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
{{support vote}} King supported 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UkxgyhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Pete King's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
 
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|Hiring= Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
{{support vote}} King supported 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.<ref name=ns/>
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|God= Strongly Favors
 
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|ObamaCare=Opposes
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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|Social Security= Favors
{{oppose vote}} King opposed 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.<ref name=ns/>
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
 
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|Animals=Opposes
=====CISPA (2013)=====
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|Crime= Favors
{{support vote}} King supported 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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|Guns= Favors
 
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
====Economy====
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:''See also:[[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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=====To Ted Cruz: "Keep Quiet"=====
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In response to Sen. [[Ted Cruz]]'s effort to force a government shutdown over Obamacare, King publicly chastised Cruz for trying to influence the House. King continued:
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::"We are going to lose this. It’s a wing within our party led by people like Ted Cruz who have been, as far as I’m concerned, carrying out a fraud with the people…They know it’s not going to win."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/peter-king-ted-cruz-97089.html ''Politico'', "Peter King to Ted Cruz: ‘Keep quiet,'" accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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King expressed concern about some of Cruz's supporters who have been calling King's office to lodge complaints.  He told ''MSNBC'', "The vehemence of the phone calls coming into the office. I don’t care, people can call me whatever they want … I haven’t heard such vile, profane, obscene language."  He added, "I’m not saying Ted Cruz is responsible for all his supporters, but he has tapped into a dark strain here in the American political psyche here, and again, the most obscene, profane stuff you can imagine all from people who say they support the Constitution.  I think what we have to do is reach out to his people and let them know that they’re following a false leader here."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/peter-king-ted-cruz-phone-calls-97396.html ''Politico'', "Peter King: ‘Vile’ phone calls by Ted Cruz allies", accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
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In an interview with ''Politico'', King explained his frustration with his Republican colleagues that are supporting the shutdown.  He said, "I don’t consider these guys conservatives. I think the party is going in an isolationist trend. It’s appealing to the lowest common denominator in many ways. And this whole threat of defunding the government, to me, is not conservative at all."<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’", accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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=====George Clooney applauds King's efforts=====
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George Clooney on October 1, 2013, applauded King as one of the "guys on the right," saying he's trying to get the government back up and running.<ref name="clooney"/>
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Clooney said, "I know for a fact that there's a lot of guys on the right, Peter King, for instance, and some people like that, who are also doing the best they can to stop this from happening or to put an end to it...You just hope that it happens soon."<ref name="clooney">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/george-clooney-government-shutdown-97704.html#ixzz2ga2qMLF3 ''Politico,'' "George Clooney praises Peter King on government shutdown," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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=====Farm Bill=====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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King supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UkxikBCmUrg ''Vote Smart'', "King on agriculture", accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> King voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. King voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{support vote}} King supported 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UkxjBxCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Peter King's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Repealing Obamacare=====
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{{support vote}} King supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UkxjchCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative King's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{support vote}} King supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26968/pete-king?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UkxjwhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "King on abortion," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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=====Sandy aid=====
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King remained bitter over opposition from fellow Republicans over Hurricane Sandy aid.  He told ''Politico'', "politicians walk around with their arms around each other saying how much they love their colleague, like guys always did to me until they screwed me on Sandy."  The same guys didn't hesitate to seek disaster relief in their own states.<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’", accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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King 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.<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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====Leadership style====
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According to Marty Meehan, a former Democratic congressman, "Peter’s perspective, given his background, given the fact that he’s from Long Island and New York — a Reagan Democrat is how I’d describe him — means he’s right a lot more often than he’s wrong in terms of the trend for Republicans."<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’", accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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According to Democratic Senator [[Charlie Rangel]], King acts as his own person, regardless of party affiliation.  He said, "Oh, Peter’s an old Irishman.  If he was in our party, he would be doing the same thing — terribly independent and honest and sincere."<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’", accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
 
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
King listed several of his campaign themes on his website:<ref>[http://www.peteking.com/ONTHEISSUES/tabid/57/Default.aspx Campaign website "Issues"]</ref>
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King listed several of his campaign themes on his website:<ref>[http://www.peteking.com/ONTHEISSUES/tabid/57/Default.aspx ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
 
*"Pete King strongly supports the PATRIOT Act, wiretapping foreign terrorists and allowing the CIA to carry out tough interrogations of foreign terrorists. Pete has fought hard to increase Homeland Security funding for police and firefighters in New York City and on Long Island. During his time as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete was responsible for the passage of historic legislation regarding port security, chemical plant security and restructuring the nation’s emergency response system. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete opposed President Obama’s decision to close Guantánamo and restrict interrogations of terrorists. As Chairman he will hold hearings on Muslim radicalization.
 
*"Pete King strongly supports the PATRIOT Act, wiretapping foreign terrorists and allowing the CIA to carry out tough interrogations of foreign terrorists. Pete has fought hard to increase Homeland Security funding for police and firefighters in New York City and on Long Island. During his time as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete was responsible for the passage of historic legislation regarding port security, chemical plant security and restructuring the nation’s emergency response system. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete opposed President Obama’s decision to close Guantánamo and restrict interrogations of terrorists. As Chairman he will hold hearings on Muslim radicalization.
  
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*Pete King has been a dedicated and effective leader in the war against breast cancer throughout his years in Congress. Pete has supported legislation to increase Medicare reimbursements for screening and diagnostic mammographies; fund research centers to study the relationship between the environment and breast cancer; and require insurance companies to guarantee at least 48 hours hospital care after a mastectomy."
 
*Pete King has been a dedicated and effective leader in the war against breast cancer throughout his years in Congress. Pete has supported legislation to increase Medicare reimbursements for screening and diagnostic mammographies; fund research centers to study the relationship between the environment and breast cancer; and require insurance companies to guarantee at least 48 hours hospital care after a mastectomy."
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===Edward Snowden===
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King lashed out at the ''New York Times'' following an editorial that they published in January 2014, calling for clemency for Edward Snowden.  King said, "Edward Snowden is either a traitor, or a defector, or both, and The New York Times is an accomplice. They’re a disgrace. Their editors are a disgrace, and I wish they cared more about America than they did about the rights of terrorists’ appeasers."  He defended the NSA, saying they did nothing illegal, and he claimed Snowden had risked American lives with his revelations.  King added that the ''Times'' did not care "...about American lives being lost. They have this narrow, liberal, left-wing ideological point of view."<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/194294-king-erupts-over-snowden-clemency-editorial ''The Hill'', "King erupts over Snowden editorial," accessed January 2, 2014]</ref>
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===American response to Syria===
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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On August 26, 2013, King stated that he believed President [[Barack Obama]] could legally take military action in Syria even without the authorization of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]].<ref name="syria">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/peter-king-obama-syria-95957.html#ixzz2dGsHwlJz ''Politico'', "Peter King: Obama has 'right' to act on Syria," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> King explained, “Let me make it clear: I believe the president can take this action without authorization from the [[Congress]], I believe he has, as commander in chief, he has the right to take this action. It’s in his interest to consult with the leadership in the House and Senate, but I don’t believe he has to.”<ref name="syria"/>
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King also declared that the U.S. had no choice but to act immediately and forcefully in Syria, stating, “Allies in the region, adversaries in the region, are going to look so we have to take action. I believe that cruise missiles would be the best at this stage both as far as destroying the chemical weapons locations and also, as far as taking out command and control locations. But having said that, I am still not a big advocate for the rebels because I believe that in the last year or so they’ve become largely controlled or significantly controlled by Al Qaeda elements. If the president had taken action two years ago, we would be a lot better off.”<ref name="syria"/>
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===Criticism of Rand Paul===
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{{youtube|title=x3ofIoSdE5o|size=250|caption= [[Peter King]] (R-NY) speaking about [[Rand Paul]] in an interview on ''CNN'' on August 1, 2013.}}
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'''July 2013''': King appeared on ''CNN’''s “State of the Union" in July 2013, discussing his opinion of [[United States Senate|Sen.]] [[Rand Paul]]'s ([[Republican|R]]-[[Kentucky|KY]]) political views. According to King, Paul was a danger to the [[Republican Party]]. King compared Paul to 1972 [[Democratic]] presidential nominee George McGovern, saying, “When you have [[Rand Paul]] actually comparing (NSA leaker Edward) Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness. This is the anti-war, left-wing [[Democrats]] of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I don’t want that to happen to our party."<ref name="paul">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/28/peter-king-rand-paul-is-the-gops-george-mcgovern/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post'', "Peter King: Rand Paul is the GOP’s George McGovern," accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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King also said that he was disturbed by the fact that 94 out of 234 [[U.S. House|House]] [[Republican]]s had voted for an [[Justin_Amash#Amendment_to_defund_NSA_surveillance_programs|amendment]] to defund the [[National Security Agency]] (NSA)'s program to collect phone records.<ref name="paul"/>
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King even mentioned that he was considering a run for president in 2016 in order to oppose Paul's stance on foreign policy.<ref name="paul"/>
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'''August 2013''': King spoke on ''CNN'' again in August 2013, arguing that [[Rand Paul]]'s isolationist perspective with regards to foreign policy was making "America the enemy."<ref name="lib">[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/08/01/peter_king_rand_pauls_views_on_foreign_policy_make_america_the_enemy.html ''Real Clear Politics'', "Peter King: Rand Paul's Views On Foreign Policy Make 'America The Enemy'," accessed August 5, 2013]</ref> King stated, "[[Rand Paul|He]] wants to retreat from the world. He wants to isolate ourselves, go back to a fortress America. The [[Republicans]] had this debate back in the 1930s, when you had the isolationist and the Charles Lindberghs, and the [[Democrats]] had it in the 1960s when the anti-war movement blamed America first. In both cases it hurt the party for years."<ref name="lib"/>
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'''January 2014''': After Sen. Paul announced that he would seek a class-action lawsuit against the NSA over its domestic data-collection policies, King appeared on ''Fox News'' to say that Paul "doesn't deserved to be in the United States Senate." He continued, "To me, either he's totally uninformed or he's part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s."<ref>[http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/01/06/King-Rand-Paul-doesnt-deserve-to-be-in-Senate/UPI-62201388986200/ ''UPI'', "King: Rand Paul 'doesn't deserve' to be in Senate," accessed January 6, 2013]</ref>
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===To Ted Cruz: "Keep Quiet"===
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In response to Sen. [[Ted Cruz]]'s effort to force a government shutdown over Obamacare, King publicly chastised Cruz for trying to influence the House. King continued, "We are going to lose this. It’s a wing within our party led by people like Ted Cruz who have been, as far as I’m concerned, carrying out a fraud with the people…They know it’s not going to win."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/peter-king-ted-cruz-97089.html ''Politico'', "Peter King to Ted Cruz: ‘Keep quiet'," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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King expressed concern about some of Cruz's supporters who had been calling King's office to lodge complaints.  He told ''MSNBC'', "The vehemence of the phone calls coming into the office. I don’t care, people can call me whatever they want … I haven’t heard such vile, profane, obscene language."  He added, "I’m not saying Ted Cruz is responsible for all his supporters, but he has tapped into a dark strain here in the American political psyche here, and again, the most obscene, profane stuff you can imagine all from people who say they support the Constitution.  I think what we have to do is reach out to his people and let them know that they’re following a false leader here."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/peter-king-ted-cruz-phone-calls-97396.html ''Politico'', "Peter King: ‘Vile’ phone calls by Ted Cruz allies," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
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In an interview with ''Politico'', King explained his frustration with his Republican colleagues who supported the shutdown.  He said, "I don’t consider these guys conservatives. I think the party is going in an isolationist trend. It’s appealing to the lowest common denominator in many ways. And this whole threat of defunding the government, to me, is not conservative at all."<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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===George Clooney applauds King's efforts===
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On October 1, 2013, George Clooney praised King for being one of the "guys on the right" who tried to end the government shutdown and get the government running normally again.<ref name="clooney">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/george-clooney-government-shutdown-97704.html#ixzz2ga2qMLF3 ''Politico'', "George Clooney praises Peter King on government shutdown," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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Clooney stated, "I know for a fact that there's a lot of guys on the right, Peter King, for instance, and some people like that, who are also doing the best they can to stop this from happening or to put an end to it...You just hope that it happens soon."<ref name="clooney"/>
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===Sandy aid===
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King remained bitter over opposition from fellow Republicans over Hurricane Sandy aid.  He told ''Politico'', "politicians walk around with their arms around each other saying how much they love their colleague, like guys always did to me until they screwed me on Sandy."  King noted that Republicans in [[Colorado]] sought aid from the federal government for floods in their state, but the same congressmen voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy.<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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===Leadership style===
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According to Marty Meehan, a former Democratic congressman, "Peter’s perspective, given his background, given the fact that he’s from Long Island and New York — a Reagan Democrat is how I’d describe him — means he’s right a lot more often than he’s wrong in terms of the trend for Republicans."<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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According to Democratic Senator [[Charlie Rangel]], King acts as his own person, regardless of party affiliation.  He said, "Oh, Peter’s an old Irishman.  If he was in our party, he would be doing the same thing — terribly independent and honest and sincere."<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/peter-king-vs-ted-cruz-wing-97899.html?ml=po_r ''Politico'', "Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2014===
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===2016===
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====Presidency====
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::''See also: [[Peter King possible presidential campaign, 2016]] and [[Presidential election, 2016]]''
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King is considered a [[Republican presidential candidates, 2016|possible Republican presidential candidate]] in 2016.
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{{King2016/intro}}
  
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===2014===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
King {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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In 2014, King won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd District]]. King ran uncontested for the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party nominations in the primary election on June 24, 2014. He defeated [[Patricia M. Maher]] (D) and [[William D. Stevenson]] (G) in the general election.<ref name=results>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/new-york/#.VF0aOPTF-Pc ''Politico'', "2014 New York House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
King ran for re-election in 2012. Because of [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], King's territory is now the 2nd District, and 2nd District incumbent [[Steve Israel]] is now running in the [[New York's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd District]]. King ran as a Republican, and was also on the Tax Revolt Party, [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party]] tickets.  He was unopposed in each and moved on to the general election November 6, 2012.<ref name="nyboe">[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "List of Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed May 30, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the those three primaries and faced Democrat [[Vivianne Falcone]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/Combined_2012_GEN_INT_NoPE.pdf New York Board of Elections "2012 Candidate List" Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>  He won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New_York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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King ran for re-election in 2012. Because of [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], King's territory became the 2nd District, and 2nd District incumbent [[Steve Israel]] ran instead in the [[New York's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd District]]. King ran as a Republican and was also on the Tax Revolt Party, [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party]] tickets.<ref name="nyboe">[https://web.archive.org/web/2/https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'', "List of Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," accessed May 30, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in all three primaries and faced Democrat [[Vivianne Falcone]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/Combined_2012_GEN_INT_NoPE.pdf ''New York Board of Elections'', "2012 Candidate List," accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>  He won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New_York ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/395/Peter-T-King Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events King attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00001193&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Peter King," accessed March 2013]</ref>
 
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|office2012=U.S. House (New York, [[New York's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
 
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|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
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|totalraised2008=1791786
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 3)
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===Individual breakdown===
 
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
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King won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, King's campaign committee raised a total of $1,308,269 and spent $811,981.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001193&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Peter King 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 9, 2015]</ref> This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 9, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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King spent $8.53 per general election vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, New York District 2
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,308,269
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|total spent = $811,981
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|opponent raised = $10,987
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|opponent spent = $11,610
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|org1 = New York University
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|org2 = Castagna Realty
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|org3 = NYU Langone Medical Center
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|org4 = Winthrop Realty Trust
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|org5 = General Dynamics
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|orgdonor1 = $19,800
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|orgdonor2 = $14,500
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|orgdonor3 = $14,150
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|orgdonor4 = $13,000
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|orgdonor5 = $12,000
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|ind1 = Real Estate
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|ind2 = Securities & Investment
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|ind3 = Retired
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|ind4 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
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|inddonor1 = $115,350
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|inddonor2 = $95,210
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|inddonor3 = $60,805
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|inddonor4 = $60,000
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|inddonor5 = $57,500
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|}}
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{{Peter King 2014 FEC}}
 
{{Peter King 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Peter King 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of King's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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King won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, King's campaign committee raised a total of $1,812,860 and spent $1,201,207.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001193&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Peter King 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
King won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, King's campaign committee raised a total of $1,812,860 and spent $1,201,207.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001193&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Peter King 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
 
====Cost per vote====
 
King spent $8.47 per vote received in 2012.
 
King spent $8.47 per vote received in 2012.
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|inddonor5 = $50,500
 
|inddonor5 = $50,500
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Peter_T._King_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of King's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] King was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a tenth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,713,817 and spent $955,292.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001193&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Pete King 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
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King was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a tenth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,713,817 and spent $955,292.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001193&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Pete King 2010 Election Data," accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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|inddonor4 = $71,950
 
|inddonor5 = $61,500
 
|inddonor5 = $61,500
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Peter_T._King_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of King's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Kings's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $200,003 and $450,000. That averages to '''$325,001.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. King ranked as the 310th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001193&year=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Peter King (R-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, King's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the average annual 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) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> increased by an average of 16 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|2010 =158001.50
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|2011 = 225001.00
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|2012 = 325001
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). King received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry.
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From 1991-2014, '''23.84 percent of King's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001193&cycle=Career ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Pete King," accessed September 25, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 11586988
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|total spent = 8872867
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Securities & Investment
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|ind3 = Real Estate
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|ind4 = Building Trade Unions
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|ind5 = Transportation Unions
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|inddonor1 = 662912
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|inddonor2 = 654460
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|inddonor3 = 539090
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|inddonor4 = 454900
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|inddonor5 = 450850
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
====Ideology and leadership====
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', King is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican leader]]"<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/peter_king/400219 ''Gov Track'' "King" Accessed June 18, 2013]</ref> as of June 18, 2013.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', King was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican leader]]" as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/peter_king/400219 ''GovTrack'', "Peter King," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating King received in June 2013.
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400219_Peter_King ''OpenCongress,'' "Peter King," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400219_Peter_King ''OpenCongress'', "Peter King," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
 
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mike McIntyre]]
 
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King least often votes with:
*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Walter Jones]]
*{{bluedot}} [[James McGovern]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
 
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' King missed 340 of 13,533 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Apr 2013, which is 2.5% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/peter_king/400219 ''GovTrack,'' "Peter King" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' King missed 363 of 14,551 roll call votes from January 1993 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.5 percent, which is the same as the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack/>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. King paid his congressional staff a total of $796,251 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Pete_King.html ''LegiStorm'', "Pete King," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. King paid his congressional staff a total of $796,251 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Pete_King.html ''LegiStorm'', "Pete King," accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
  
 
====Staff bonuses====
 
====Staff bonuses====
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===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'', King's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $150,003 to $300,000. That averages to $225,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 42.40% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027522&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Dean Heller (R-Nev), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
 
====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', King's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $101,003 to $215,000. Averaging to a net worth of $158,001.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001193&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Pete King (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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King ranked 214th in the liberal rankings in 2013. Although he is a Republican, King's liberal ranking was higher than his conservative ranking.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. King tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 222nd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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King ranked 222nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. King tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 217th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<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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King ranked 217th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
====June 2013====
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
 
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|percent=Cool
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
King and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Seaford, [[New York]]. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.<ref>[http://peteking.house.gov/bio.shtml ''Congressman Pete King'' "Biography"]</ref>
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King lists his religious affiliation as Roman Catholic.<ref>[http://www.pewforum.org/files/2012/11/113-congress-relig-affil.pdf ''The Pew Forum'', "The religious affiliation of each member of Congress," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
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See also: Peter King possible presidential campaign, 2016
Peter T. King
Peter T. King.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteve Israel (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$8.53 in 2014
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$9,451,701
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New York, District 3
January 3, 1993-2013
Nassau County Comptroller
1981-1993
Hempstead Town Council
1977-1981
Nassau County Deputy Attorney
1972-1974
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Francis College
J.D.Notre Dame University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States National Guard
Years of service1968-1973
Personal
Date of birthApril 5, 1944
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth(2012) $325,001.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Peter T. "Pete" King (b. April 5, 1944, in New York, NY) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 2nd Congressional District. King was first elected to the House in 1992 representing New York's 3rd Congressional District. He served as the 3rd District's representative until the 2012 election, when he was redistricted into the 2nd District. King is currently serving his 12th consecutive term, having won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014 to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New York.[1]

King is considered a possible presidential candidate in 2016. He had previously announced in September 2013 that he would run for president in 2016, but had not said anything further on the subject.[2]

Prior offices held by King have been Nassau County Comptroller and member of the Hempstead Town Council.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, King is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

King was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from St. Francis College in 1965 and a J.D. from Notre Dame University in 1968.[3]

After earning his J.D., King practiced law privately before and between public service.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of King's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from New York's 2nd Congressional District
  • 1993-2013: U.S. Representative from New York's 3rd Congressional District
  • 1981-1993: Comptroller in Nassau County, NY
  • 1977-1981: Member of the Hempstead town council
  • 1972-1974: Deputy attorney for Nassau County, NY
  • 1968-1973: Served in the United States Army National Guard
  • 1968: Earned J.D. from Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN
  • 1965: Earned B.A. from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

King serves on the following committees:[5]

2013-2014

King served on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

King served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[10] For more information pertaining to King's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png King supported 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.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png King supported HR 2217 - the DHS 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.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.pngKing opposed 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png King supported HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png King supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[14] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.pngOn 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.[16] 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.[17] King voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[18] 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. King voted for HR 2775.[19]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png King supported 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.[20] The vote largely followed party lines.[21]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png King supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[22]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png King supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[23]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[24] King joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[25][26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png King 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.[27]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Peter King'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, King is a Populist-Leaning Conservative. King received a score of 13 percent on social issues and 74 percent on economic issues.[28]

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[29]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Neutral Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[28] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Campaign themes

2012

King listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[30]

  • "Pete King strongly supports the PATRIOT Act, wiretapping foreign terrorists and allowing the CIA to carry out tough interrogations of foreign terrorists. Pete has fought hard to increase Homeland Security funding for police and firefighters in New York City and on Long Island. During his time as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete was responsible for the passage of historic legislation regarding port security, chemical plant security and restructuring the nation’s emergency response system. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete opposed President Obama’s decision to close Guantánamo and restrict interrogations of terrorists. As Chairman he will hold hearings on Muslim radicalization.
  • Congressman King has fought for greater homeland security funding for fire departments throughout our district. Pete proudly serves as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Fire Caucus.
  • Pete King was a leader in passing the Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare bill (HR 847) on behalf of rescue workers and others who were at Ground Zero and have become seriously ill from the toxins which they inhaled during the recovery effort and in the days and weeks following the attacks.
  • As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee Pete King works closely with the NYPD and the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments. Congressman King has obtained millions of dollars in Homeland Security funds for these departments.
  • Congressman King knows that we must secure our borders and stop illegal immigration. Pete sponsored the law to construct a 700 mile fence along the border with Mexico and supports hiring thousands more border patrol agents, utilizing the most advanced military technology and equipment at the border and imposing heavy fines and prison sentences for companies that hire illegal immigrants. Pete opposes amnesty for the illegal immigrants living in our country.
  • Congressman King is a strong supporter of preserving Social Security and providing expanded prescription drug coverage for senior citizens. Pete also supports legislation to make elder abuse a federal crime so that we can protect the hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans who are exploited, abused or neglected each year. Pete would also require background checks for health care workers and setting up data bases for elder abuse, similar to the registries we now have for child abuse.
  • Congressman King has always been a strong supporter of our Armed Forces. Pete has traveled to battle zones in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia to meet with our troops and has consistently voted to improve their pay and benefits. He has been a leader in the fight to support our returning troops by sponsoring The Returning Soldiers Bill of Rights Act and bringing veterans benefits into the 21st century.
  • Pete King has been a dedicated and effective leader in the war against breast cancer throughout his years in Congress. Pete has supported legislation to increase Medicare reimbursements for screening and diagnostic mammographies; fund research centers to study the relationship between the environment and breast cancer; and require insurance companies to guarantee at least 48 hours hospital care after a mastectomy."

Edward Snowden

King lashed out at the New York Times following an editorial that they published in January 2014, calling for clemency for Edward Snowden. King said, "Edward Snowden is either a traitor, or a defector, or both, and The New York Times is an accomplice. They’re a disgrace. Their editors are a disgrace, and I wish they cared more about America than they did about the rights of terrorists’ appeasers." He defended the NSA, saying they did nothing illegal, and he claimed Snowden had risked American lives with his revelations. King added that the Times did not care "...about American lives being lost. They have this narrow, liberal, left-wing ideological point of view."[31]

American response to Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 26, 2013, King stated that he believed President Barack Obama could legally take military action in Syria even without the authorization of the U.S. Congress.[32] King explained, “Let me make it clear: I believe the president can take this action without authorization from the Congress, I believe he has, as commander in chief, he has the right to take this action. It’s in his interest to consult with the leadership in the House and Senate, but I don’t believe he has to.”[32]

King also declared that the U.S. had no choice but to act immediately and forcefully in Syria, stating, “Allies in the region, adversaries in the region, are going to look so we have to take action. I believe that cruise missiles would be the best at this stage both as far as destroying the chemical weapons locations and also, as far as taking out command and control locations. But having said that, I am still not a big advocate for the rebels because I believe that in the last year or so they’ve become largely controlled or significantly controlled by Al Qaeda elements. If the president had taken action two years ago, we would be a lot better off.”[32]

Criticism of Rand Paul


Peter King (R-NY) speaking about Rand Paul in an interview on CNN on August 1, 2013.

July 2013: King appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union" in July 2013, discussing his opinion of Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) political views. According to King, Paul was a danger to the Republican Party. King compared Paul to 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, saying, “When you have Rand Paul actually comparing (NSA leaker Edward) Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness. This is the anti-war, left-wing Democrats of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I don’t want that to happen to our party."[33]

King also said that he was disturbed by the fact that 94 out of 234 House Republicans had voted for an amendment to defund the National Security Agency (NSA)'s program to collect phone records.[33]

King even mentioned that he was considering a run for president in 2016 in order to oppose Paul's stance on foreign policy.[33]

August 2013: King spoke on CNN again in August 2013, arguing that Rand Paul's isolationist perspective with regards to foreign policy was making "America the enemy."[34] King stated, "He wants to retreat from the world. He wants to isolate ourselves, go back to a fortress America. The Republicans had this debate back in the 1930s, when you had the isolationist and the Charles Lindberghs, and the Democrats had it in the 1960s when the anti-war movement blamed America first. In both cases it hurt the party for years."[34]

January 2014: After Sen. Paul announced that he would seek a class-action lawsuit against the NSA over its domestic data-collection policies, King appeared on Fox News to say that Paul "doesn't deserved to be in the United States Senate." He continued, "To me, either he's totally uninformed or he's part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s."[35]

To Ted Cruz: "Keep Quiet"

In response to Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to force a government shutdown over Obamacare, King publicly chastised Cruz for trying to influence the House. King continued, "We are going to lose this. It’s a wing within our party led by people like Ted Cruz who have been, as far as I’m concerned, carrying out a fraud with the people…They know it’s not going to win."[36]

King expressed concern about some of Cruz's supporters who had been calling King's office to lodge complaints. He told MSNBC, "The vehemence of the phone calls coming into the office. I don’t care, people can call me whatever they want … I haven’t heard such vile, profane, obscene language." He added, "I’m not saying Ted Cruz is responsible for all his supporters, but he has tapped into a dark strain here in the American political psyche here, and again, the most obscene, profane stuff you can imagine all from people who say they support the Constitution. I think what we have to do is reach out to his people and let them know that they’re following a false leader here."[37]

In an interview with Politico, King explained his frustration with his Republican colleagues who supported the shutdown. He said, "I don’t consider these guys conservatives. I think the party is going in an isolationist trend. It’s appealing to the lowest common denominator in many ways. And this whole threat of defunding the government, to me, is not conservative at all."[38]

George Clooney applauds King's efforts

On October 1, 2013, George Clooney praised King for being one of the "guys on the right" who tried to end the government shutdown and get the government running normally again.[39]

Clooney stated, "I know for a fact that there's a lot of guys on the right, Peter King, for instance, and some people like that, who are also doing the best they can to stop this from happening or to put an end to it...You just hope that it happens soon."[39]

Sandy aid

King remained bitter over opposition from fellow Republicans over Hurricane Sandy aid. He told Politico, "politicians walk around with their arms around each other saying how much they love their colleague, like guys always did to me until they screwed me on Sandy." King noted that Republicans in Colorado sought aid from the federal government for floods in their state, but the same congressmen voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy.[38]

Leadership style

According to Marty Meehan, a former Democratic congressman, "Peter’s perspective, given his background, given the fact that he’s from Long Island and New York — a Reagan Democrat is how I’d describe him — means he’s right a lot more often than he’s wrong in terms of the trend for Republicans."[38]

According to Democratic Senator Charlie Rangel, King acts as his own person, regardless of party affiliation. He said, "Oh, Peter’s an old Irishman. If he was in our party, he would be doing the same thing — terribly independent and honest and sincere."[38]

Elections

2016

Presidency

See also: Peter King possible presidential campaign, 2016 and Presidential election, 2016

King is considered a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016. In September 2013, King became the first candidate to publicly state that he was running for president in 2016, although he did not formally declare his candidacy.[40] During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer in May 2014, King confirmed that he was considering a presidential bid in 2016. When asked whether or not he would run, King responded, "I'm certainly looking at it. I'll be back in New Hampshire on June 21st. And when I saw Hillary Clinton yesterday, I told her to get ready. ...I'm looking at this because I see people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and, to me, I don't want the Republican Party going in that direction."[41] Later, in December 2014, King made a similar comment, saying, "I don't want the field to be dominated by people like Rand Paul." King labeled Paul an "isolationist" and Cruz a "nihilist."[42]

2014

See also: New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

In 2014, King won re-election to the U.S. House to represent New York's 2nd District. King ran uncontested for the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party nominations in the primary election on June 24, 2014. He defeated Patricia M. Maher (D) and William D. Stevenson (G) in the general election.[43] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, New York District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter King Incumbent 64.9% 95,177
     Democratic Patricia M. Maher 28.5% 41,814
     Green William D. Stevenson 1.6% 2,281
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 5% 7,345
Total Votes 146,617
Source: New York State Board of Elections

2012

See also: New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

King ran for re-election in 2012. Because of New York's redistricting, King's territory became the 2nd District, and 2nd District incumbent Steve Israel ran instead in the 3rd District. King ran as a Republican and was also on the Tax Revolt Party, Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets.[44] He was unopposed in all three primaries and faced Democrat Vivianne Falcone in the November general election.[45] He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[46]

U.S. House, New York District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Vivianne Falcone 36.8% 99,955
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter T. King Incumbent 52.2% 141,950
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 11% 29,927
Total Votes 271,832
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events King attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $9,451,701 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 16, 2015.[57]

Peter King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (New York, District 2) Won $1,308,269
2012 U.S. House (New York, District 2) Won $1,812,860
2010 U.S. House (New York, District 3) Won $1,713,817
2008 U.S. House (New York, District 3) Won $1,791,786
2006 U.S. House (New York, District 3) Won $1,474,510
2004 U.S. House (New York, District 3) Won $559,034
2000 U.S. House (New York, District 3) Won $791,425
Grand Total Raised $9,451,701


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

King won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, King's campaign committee raised a total of $1,308,269 and spent $811,981.[58] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[59]

Cost per vote

King spent $8.53 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, New York District 2, 2014 - Peter King Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,308,269
Total Spent $811,981
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $10,987
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $11,610
Top contributors to Peter King's campaign committee
New York University$19,800
Castagna Realty$14,500
NYU Langone Medical Center$14,150
Winthrop Realty Trust$13,000
General Dynamics$12,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$115,350
Securities & Investment$95,210
Retired$60,805
Lawyers/Law Firms$60,000
Building Trade Unions$57,500

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Peter T. King’s reports.[60]

2012

King won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, King's campaign committee raised a total of $1,812,860 and spent $1,201,207.[69]

Cost per vote

King spent $8.47 per vote received in 2012.


2010

King was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a tenth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,713,817 and spent $955,292.[70]


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 two-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 two 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, Kings's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $200,003 and $450,000. That averages to $325,001.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. King ranked as the 310th most wealthy representative in 2012.[71] Between 2004 and 2012, King's calculated net worth[72] increased by an average of 16 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[73]

Peter King Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$140,383
2012$325,001
Growth from 2004 to 2012:132%
Average annual growth:16%[74]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[75]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). King received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1991-2014, 23.84 percent of King's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[76]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Peter King Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $11,586,988
Total Spent $8,872,867
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$662,912
Securities & Investment$654,460
Real Estate$539,090
Building Trade Unions$454,900
Transportation Unions$450,850
% total in top industry5.72%
% total in top two industries11.37%
% total in top five industries23.84%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, King was a "centrist Republican leader" as of August 2014.[77] This was the same rating King received in June 2013.

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.[78]

King most often votes with:

King least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, King missed 363 of 14,551 roll call votes from January 1993 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.5 percent, which is the same as the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[77]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. King paid his congressional staff a total of $796,251 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[79]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, King was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. King's staff was given an apparent $28,985.16 in bonus money.[80]

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

King ranked 214th in the liberal rankings in 2013. Although he is a Republican, King's liberal ranking was higher than his conservative ranking.[81]

2012

King ranked 222nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[82]

2011

King ranked 217th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[83]

Voting with party

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

2014

King voted with the Republican Party 86.3 percent of the time, which ranked 223rd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[84]

Personal

King lists his religious affiliation as Roman Catholic.[85]

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