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Phil Gingrey
Phil gingrey.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Linder (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,919,899
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate
1999-2003
Education
High schoolSt. Thomas Aquinas High School
Bachelor'sGeorgia Tech (1965)
M.D.Medical College of Georgia.
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1942
Place of birthAugusta, Georgia
ProfessionOB/GYN
Net worth$5,287,513
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Phillip "Phil" Gingrey (b. July 10, 1942, in Augusta, Georgia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Gingrey was elected by voters from Georgia's 11th congressional district. Gingrey was first elected to the U.S. House in 2002.[1] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Gingrey announced on March 27, 2013 in Augusta that he is running for the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[3][4]

He previously served as a member of the Georgia State Senate from 1999 to 2003.[5]

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

Biography

Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Georgia Tech. Phil co-oped his way through college, and completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry. With a Bachelor's of Science degree from Georgia Tech, Phil returned home to Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia.[5]

Dr. Gingrey served his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He also completed a rotation during this time at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus. [5]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gingrey serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Phil Gingrey endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Gingrey is 1 of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[9]

Controversy

Complaints about congressional salary

Gingrey commented in a closed door meeting on September 18, 2013 that he could make more money as a lobbyist than he was currently receiving as a member of Congress.[10] National Review Online reported that Gingrey said in the meeting focusing on an exemption for members of Congress and their staffs who buy insurance coverage through health care exchanges under the Affordable Health Care Act, that ex-congressional aides can make $500,000 as lobbyists, "meanwhile I'm stuck here making $172,000."[11]

Political positions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Gingrey voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[12]

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[13] For more information pertaining to Gingrey's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[14]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

Gingrey on August 28, 2013, urged President Obama to consult with members of Congress before taking military action in response to the Syrian conflict.[15]

“The use of chemicals weapons on children and families is morally reprehensible and a grave war crime,” Gingrey said. “Given the gravity of the situation, President Obama should call on Congress to return to Washington. We must consider the next course of action and appropriate response together, and I stand ready to return immediately.”[15]

Gingrey, along with other members of Congress, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reconvene Congress before making a decision on U.S. military involvement.[15]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[16]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Gingrey voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[16]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[17] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[16]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[16]

Economy

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Nay3.png In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[18] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[18] Gingrey was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[18]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[19]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[18] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[18] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[18]

2013 Farm Bill

Nay3.png In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[20][21] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[22] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[23] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[23][24] Gingrey was one of the 12 who voted against the measure.[23]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[22] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[16]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Gingrey voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013,by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[16]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

Gingrey announced he will officially be running to take over the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[25] Gingrey made the announcement on March 27, 2013 in Augusta.[26]

2012

See also: Georgia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Gingrey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 11th District. Gingrey won re-election. The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. He won the primary and advanced to win the general election on November 6, 2012.[27]

U.S. House, Georgia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Gingrey Incumbent 68.6% 196,968
     Democratic Patrick Thompson 31.4% 90,353
Total Votes 287,321
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Gingrey Incumbent 80.9% 75,697
William Llop 9.2% 8,604
Michael S. Opitz 9.9% 9,231
Total Votes 93,532

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gingrey is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Gingrey raised a total of $9,919,899 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[32]

Phil Gingrey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,720,190
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,389,039
2008 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,630,863
2006 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,360,287
2004 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $2,288,758
2002 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,530,762
Grand Total Raised $9,919,899

2014

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

Phil Gingrey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]4/17/2013$1,871,933.74$667,105.44$(106,317.64)$2,430,721.54
July Quarterly[35]7/18/2013$2,430,721.54$436,306.63$(302,931.55)$2,564,096.62
Running totals
$1,103,412.07$(409,249.19)

2012

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

Gingrey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gingrey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,720,190 and spent $1,140,885.[36] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[37]

Cost per vote

Gingrey spent $5.79 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Gingrey won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Gingrey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,389,039 and spent $920,811.[38]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gingrey is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 14, 2013.[39]

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.[40]

Gingrey most often votes with:

Gingrey least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gingrey missed 271 of 7,661 roll call votes from Jan 2003 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[41]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gingrey paid his congressional staff a total of $983,980 in 2011. He ranks 180th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 193rd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[42]


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, Gingrey's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,965,029 and $7,609,997. That averages to $5,287,513, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 6.60% from 2010.[43]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gingrey's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,410,035 and $7,509,996. That averages to $4,960,015.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[44]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Gingrey ranked 52nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[45]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Gingrey ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.[46]

Voting with party

2013

Phil Gingrey voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 147th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[47]

Personal

Phil and his wife, Billie, have been married for 40 years. They are the proud parents of four: Billy, Gannon, Phyllis, and Laura Neill. They are also the proud grandparents of ten: William Gingrey II; Ali, Hannah, Hank IV, and Sabin Manning and Grey, Marian, Ruby Neill, and Ley Collins, and Luke Gingrey. [7]

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See also

External links


References

  1. Project Votesmart "Biography" Accessed June 14, 2013
  2. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  3. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Phil Gingrey rejects gun clip limits, changes course on Todd Akin," March 11, 2013
  4. AJC "Phil Gingrey Enters 2014 Race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 28, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D. "Biography" Accessed October 26, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gingrey: United States Congress "Meet Phil" Accessed October 26, 2011
  8. Team Gingrich, "Newt 2012 Press Release on Georgia Endorsements," August 26, 2011
  9. RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
  10. USA Today, "Report: GOP Rep. Gingrey laments six-figure salary," accessed September 19, 2013
  11. National Review, "Congressman on Obamacare Exemption: ‘Go Home and Talk to Your Wife’," accessed September 19, 2013
  12. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  13. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  14. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Peach Pundit, "Phil Gingrey, Syria, and the Congress," accessed August 29, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 Project Votesmart, "Phil Gingrey Key Votes," accessed September 30, 2013
  17. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 Washington Post, "10 House Republicans Vote Against Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  19. CBS News, "Senate Rejects Paul Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  20. Washington Post, "Farm bill passes narrowly in House, without food stamp funding," accessed July 15, 2013
  21. USA Today, "House passes farm bill; strips out food-stamp program," accessed July 15, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Fox News, "House narrowly passes farm bill after Republicans carve out food stamps," accessed July 15, 2013
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Washington Post, "Which Republicans voted against the Farm Bill?," accessed July 15, 2013
  24. Politico, "Farm bill 2013: House narrowly passes pared-back version," accessed July 15, 2013
  25. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Phil Gingrey rejects gun clip limits, changes course on Todd Akin," March 11, 2013
  26. AJC "Phil Gingrey Enters 2014 Race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 28, 2013
  27. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Phil Gingrey" Accessed April 5, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission "Phil Gingrey 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
  36. Open Secrets "Phil Gingrey 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  37. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  38. Open Secrets "Phil Gingrey 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 26, 2011
  39. Gov Track "Gingrey" Accessed June 14, 2013
  40. OpenCongress, "Rep. Phil Gingrey," Accessed August 1, 2013
  41. GovTrack, "Phil Gingrey," Accessed April 1, 2013
  42. LegiStorm "Phil Gingrey"
  43. OpenSecrets.org, "Gingrey (R-GA), 2011"
  44. OpenSecrets.org, "Gingrey, (R-Georgia), 2010"
  45. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  46. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  47. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Linder
U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia District 11
2003–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia State Senate
1999–2003
Succeeded by
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