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|Bachelor's =Brigham Young University<ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Campbell '"Mormon Media Observer" piece on Labrador in Mormon Times, Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
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|Birthday =December 8, 1967
 
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|Place of birth =Carolina, Puerto Rico
 
|Place of birth =Carolina, Puerto Rico
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|Profession = Attorney
 
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|Religion = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
 
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{{tnr}}'''Raúl Rafael Labrador''' (b. December 8, 1967, in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010.<ref name="biography"/><ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Jimmy-Farris-NFL-Congress-Idaho-1st-district-Raul-Labrador-209572-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Ex-NFL Player to Challenge Labrador in Idaho" Accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Raúl Rafael Labrador''' (b. December 8, 1967, in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010.<ref name="biography"/><ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Jimmy-Farris-NFL-Congress-Idaho-1st-district-Raul-Labrador-209572-1.html ''Roll Call'', "Ex-NFL Player to Challenge Labrador in Idaho," accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>
  
Labrador won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Idaho"]</ref>  
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Labrador won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Idaho," 2012]</ref>  
  
He was considering a run for [[Governor of Idaho]] in 2014, but announced on August 14, 2013, that he would instead seek re-election to a third term in the [[U.S. House|House]].<ref name=id14/><ref>[http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/08/14/rep-raul-labrador-to-seek-re-election-ends-speculation-about-run-for-governor/ ''Fox News,'' "Rep. Raul Labrador To Seek Re-Election, Ends Speculation About Run For Governor," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/08/14/2706212/idaho-us-rep-labrador-plans-2014.html ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Idaho US Rep. Labrador plans 2014 run for Congress," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref>
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He was considering a run for [[Governor of Idaho]] in 2014, but announced on August 14, 2013, that he would instead seek re-election to a third term in the [[U.S. House|House]].<ref name=id14/><ref>[http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/08/14/rep-raul-labrador-to-seek-re-election-ends-speculation-about-run-for-governor/ ''Fox News'', "Rep. Raul Labrador To Seek Re-Election, Ends Speculation About Run For Governor," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/08/14/2706212/idaho-us-rep-labrador-plans-2014.html ''Idaho Statesman'', "Idaho US Rep. Labrador plans 2014 run for Congress," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref> He defeated challenger [[Shirley Ringo]] (D) in the general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ ''Politico'', "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014]</ref> Labrador won the nomination in the [[Republican]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/ID_US_House_0520.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Idaho Election Results," accessed May 20, 2014]</ref>
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He launched a bid to succeed outgoing [[U.S. House|Rep.]] [[Eric Cantor]] as the House Majority Leader. He was up against [[Kevin McCarthy]] (R-CA) who also announced a bid for the position.<ref>[http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/labrador-announces-candidacy-for-majority-leader/?dcz= ''Roll Call'', "Labrador Announces Candidacy for Majority Leader (Updated)," accessed June 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/raul-labrador-majority-leader-race-kevin-mccarthy-eric-cantor-107836.html ''Politico'', "Raul Labrador enters leadership race," accessed June 16, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/13/321793220/tea-party-firebrand-to-challenge-mccarthy-for-majority-leader?ft=1&f=1014 ''NPR'', "Tea Party Firebrand To Challenge McCarthy For Majority Leader," accessed June 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
He previously was a member of the [[Idaho House of Representatives]] from 2006 to 2010.<ref name="biography"/>
 
He previously was a member of the [[Idaho House of Representatives]] from 2006 to 2010.<ref name="biography"/>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Labrador was born in Puerto Rico. After high school, he went on to obtain a degree from Brigham Young University and later completed his J.D. from the University of Washington.  Labrador, an immigration attorney, ran his own law practice until elected to Congress.<ref name="biography"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=63&sectiontree=2,63 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'' "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
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Labrador was born in Puerto Rico. After high school, he went on to obtain a degree from Brigham Young University and later completed his J.D. from the University of Washington.  Labrador, an immigration attorney, ran his own law practice until elected to Congress.<ref name="biography"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=63&sectiontree=2,63 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'', "Biography," accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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*2006-2010: [[Idaho House of Representatives]]<ref name="about"/>
 
*2006-2010: [[Idaho House of Representatives]]<ref name="about"/>
  
Labrador was a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Idaho House of Representatives]].  He represented District 14B from 2006-2010. District 14 includes Ada County, which represents the Greater Boise area.<ref>[http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2009/directory/legislativedirectory.pdf "Idaho Legislature" 2009 Legislative Directory, July 22, 2009](See page 2)</ref> He was last re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010. Labrador ran for and won election to [[Idaho]]'s 1st District seat in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37790.html "Rep. Raul Labrador wins Idaho primary upset," ''Politico'', May 26, 2010]</ref>
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Labrador was a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Idaho House of Representatives]].  He represented District 14B from 2006-2010. District 14 includes Ada County, which represents the Greater [[Boise, Idaho|Boise]] area.<ref>[http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2009/directory/legislativedirectory.pdf ''Idaho Legislature'', "2009 Legislative Directory," accessed 2011]</ref> He was last re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010. Labrador ran for and won election to [[Idaho]]'s 1st District seat in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37790.html ''Politico'', "Rep. Raul Labrador wins Idaho primary upset," accessed May 26, 2010]</ref>
  
In August 2012, he was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the ''San Francisco Chronicle''.<ref>[http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2012/08/25/20-latino-political-rising-stars-of-2012-with-photo-gallery/ ''San Francisco Chronicle'' "20 Latino political rising stars of 2012 (with PHOTO GALLERY)," August 25, 2012]</ref>
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In August 2012, he was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the ''San Francisco Chronicle''.<ref>[http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2012/08/25/20-latino-political-rising-stars-of-2012-with-photo-gallery/ ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "20 Latino political rising stars of 2012 (with PHOTO GALLERY)," accessed August 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
*Labrador is a practicing attorney.
 
*Labrador is a practicing attorney.
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Labrador 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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Labrador serves on the following committees:<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Committee on Judiciary]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Committee on Judiciary]]
 
**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
 
**Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
*[[United States House Committee on Natural Resources]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Natural Resources|Committee on Natural Resources]]
 
**Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
 
**Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
 
**Subcommittee on Water and Power
 
**Subcommittee on Water and Power
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]] <ref name="committees"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=64&sectiontree=2,64 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'' "Committees" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]<ref name="committees"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=64&sectiontree=2,64 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'', "Committees," accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
 
** Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations (Vice-Chairman)
 
** Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations (Vice-Chairman)
 
** Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
 
** Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
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* [[Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Judiciary, Rules and Administration]]
 
* [[Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Judiciary, Rules and Administration]]
 
* [[State Affairs Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|State Affairs]]
 
* [[State Affairs Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|State Affairs]]
* [[Transportation and Defense Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Transportation and Defense]]<ref>[http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/house/committees.cfm ''Idaho House'', Members of Idaho house standing committees]</ref>
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* [[Transportation and Defense Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Transportation and Defense]]<ref>[http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/house/committees.cfm ''Idaho House'', "Members of Idaho house standing committees" 2010]</ref>
  
==Issues==
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
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===National security===
=====DHS Appropriations=====
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====DHS Appropriations====
{{Support vote}} Labrador 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.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/57391/raul-labrador#.UkrkvX_B_A4 ''Project Votesmart,'' "Raul Labrador Key Votes," accessed October 1, 2013]</reF>
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{{Yea vote}} Labrador voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) 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="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/57391/raul-labrador#.UkrkvX_B_A4 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Raul Labrador Key Votes," accessed October 1, 2013]</reF>
  
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
{{Oppose vote}} Labrador 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} Labrador 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
 
=====CISPA (2013)=====
 
=====CISPA (2013)=====
{{Oppose vote}} Labrador voted against 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="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} Labrador voted against 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/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="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} Labrador voted against 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="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Labrador}}
  
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====2014 Budget====
{{Oppose vote}} Labrador voted against 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="votes"/>
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP No|Name=Labrador}}
  
====Economy====
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====Government shutdown====
=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{Support 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> Labrador voted to approve 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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{{Yea 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> Labrador voted to approve 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>
  
{{Oppose 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. Labrador voted against 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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{{Nay 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. Labrador voted against 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===
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act]]''
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} Labrador 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
Labrador had his pay withheld during the shutdown.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/?tid=pm_pop ''Washington Post,'' "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Yea vote}} Labrador 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
On October 9, 2013, Labrador spoke of the shutdown on NPR News' ''Morning Edition,'' saying, "I personally would be willing to give the president a one year CR and I have a lot of conservatives there with me, which would be good for the president, in exchange for a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare. And I think that would be something where both sides actually would be able to get something out of these negotiations...We're not the ones who wanted to shut down the government. You need to remember that. We wanted to keep the government open. This entire battle is about Harry Reid making sure that he keeps the Senate and that he wins the House of Representatives. That's why he wants the shut down. And I fear that that's why they want actually to breach the debt ceiling at some point, because they believed that we're going to get blamed for it of."<ref>[http://www.npr.org/2013/10/09/230639681/rep-labrador-weighs-in-on-government-shutdown?ft=1&f=1014 ''NPR.org,'' "Rep. Labrador Of Idaho Weighs In On Government Shutdown," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Yea vote}} Labroador voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
====Immigration====
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===Social issues===
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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====Amash amendment====
{{Support vote}} Labrador 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Yea vote}} Labrador voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
====Healthcare====
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===Government affairs===
=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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====HR 676====
{{Support vote}} Labrador 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Labrador}}
  
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===Previous congressional sessions===
{{Support vote}} Labroador 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Nay vote}} Labrador 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 levelsHe 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
====Social issues====
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==Issues==
=====Amash amendment=====
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
{{Support vote}} Labrador voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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[[File:s030_090.gif|right|290px|thumb|Raul Labrador'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 was 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, Labrador is a '''Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.''' Labrador received a score of 27 percent on social issues and 93 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
  
=====Proposal to protect against discrimination from IRS=====
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Labrador|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Raul_Labrador.htm ''On The Issues'', "Raul Labrador Vote Match," accessed June 25, 2014]</ref>
In September 2013 Labrador announced a bipartisan proposal that would protect religious institutions and other nonprofit groups that do not recognize same-sex marriages from potential discrimination by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).<ref name="bipartisan">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/09/19/new-bipartisan-bill-protects-groups-that-dont-support-same-sex-marriage/ ''Washington Post,'' "New bipartisan bill protects groups that don’t support same-sex marriage," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Opposes
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|Marriage=Strongly Opposes
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Favors
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Strongly Favors
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|Crime= Strongly Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Unknown
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Unknown
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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|Stimulus=Strongly Opposes
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}}
  
The bill is a "narrowly-tailored piece of legislation" that would protect groups "from discrimination by the federal government," Labrador said in an interview.<ref name="bipartisan"/>
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===Economy===
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====Pay during government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
  
Labrador said he began drafting his proposal partly out of fear that the IRS and other federal agencies might unfairly target groups that oppose same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law barring gay couples from obtaining federal benefit this summer.<ref name="bipartisan"/>
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Labrador had his pay withheld during the shutdown.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/?tid=pm_pop ''Washington Post'', "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
  
After the court's decision, "there were a lot of ideas about what to do," Labrador said. "Some people looked at overturning it, or doing a constitutional amendment. I looked at the immediate need, which is the protection of religious institutions and churches, so that they can continue practicing their religion as they see fit."<ref name="bipartisan"/>
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On October 9, 2013, Labrador spoke of the shutdown on NPR News' ''Morning Edition,'' saying, "I personally would be willing to give the president a one year CR and I have a lot of conservatives there with me, which would be good for the president, in exchange for a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare. And I think that would be something where both sides actually would be able to get something out of these negotiations...We're not the ones who wanted to shut down the government. You need to remember that. We wanted to keep the government open. This entire battle is about Harry Reid making sure that he keeps the Senate and that he wins the House of Representatives. That's why he wants the shut down. And I fear that that's why they want actually to breach the debt ceiling at some point, because they believed that we're going to get blamed for it of."<ref>[http://www.npr.org/2013/10/09/230639681/rep-labrador-weighs-in-on-government-shutdown?ft=1&f=1014 ''NPR.org'', "Rep. Labrador Of Idaho Weighs In On Government Shutdown," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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===Healthcare===
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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====Healthcare  legislation====
{{Oppose vote}} Labrador 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.<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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In response to the December 13, 2010, [[Judgepedia:United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia|Eastern District of Virginia]] ruling on [[Ken Cuccinelli]]'s suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, Labrador said:
  
=====Health care legislation=====
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"Today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson in Virginia that the Healthcare Reform Bill passed by Congress last Christmas Eve contains unconstitutional requirements represents a great victory for all Americans and our Constitution."
In response to the December 13, 2010, [[Judgepedia:United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia|Eastern District of Virginia]] ruling on [[Ken Cuccinelli]]'s suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, congressman-elect Labrador said:
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"Today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson in Virginia that the Health Care Reform Bill passed by Congress last Christmas Eve contains unconstitutional requirements represents a great victory for all Americans and our Constitution."
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Labrador was one of the key figures behind the Idaho Health Freedom Act, which authorized Idaho Attorney General [[Lawrence Wasden]] to sue the federal government over the individual insurance mandate. Idaho joined with 19 states in a separate suit against the requirement.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/labrador-calls-virginia-health-reform-ruling-a-great-victory-for-all-americans/ ''Idaho Reporter'', "Labrador calls Virginia health reform ruling ‘a great victory for all Americans,’" accessed December 13th, 2010]</ref>
  
Labrador was one of the key figures behind the Idaho Health Freedom Act, which authorized Idaho Attorney General [[Lawrence Wasden]] to sue the federal government over the individual insurance mandate. Idaho joined with 19 states in a separate suit against the requirement.<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/labrador-calls-virginia-health-reform-ruling-a-great-victory-for-all-americans/ "Labrador calls Virginia health reform ruling ‘a great victory for all Americans,’" ''Idaho Reporter'', December 13th, 2010]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====IRS discrimination====
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In September 2013 Labrador announced a bipartisan proposal that would protect religious institutions and other nonprofit groups that do not recognize same-sex marriages from potential discrimination by the [[Internal Revenue Service]] (IRS).<ref name="bipartisan">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/09/19/new-bipartisan-bill-protects-groups-that-dont-support-same-sex-marriage/ ''Washington Post'', "New bipartisan bill protects groups that don’t support same-sex marriage," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Controversy===
 
===Controversy===
 
=====Reaction to Harry Reid=====
 
=====Reaction to Harry Reid=====
On August 10, 2010, Democratic U.S. Senate Leader Harry Reid [http://www.lvrj.com/news/reid-courts-hispanics-100418929.html?ref=929 expressed confusion] over some political persuasions of Hispanic Americans.
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On August 10, 2010, [[U.S. Senate|Sen.]] [[Harry Reid]] [http://www.lvrj.com/news/reid-courts-hispanics-100418929.html?ref=929 expressed confusion] over some political persuasions of Hispanic Americans.
  
"I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK," Reid said, speaking to Latino supporters. "Do I need to say more?"
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[[Harry Reid|Reid]] said, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK. Do I need to say more?"
 
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Labrador said these comments about Hispanics in the Republican Party were "racist, outrageous, and unacceptable." Labrador called on [[Democratic]] Rep. [[Walt Minnick]] and party leaders to denounce Reid’s comments.
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"Harry Reid’s latest race-baited comments are simply unacceptable to all members of the Hispanic community," Labrador, who was born in Puerto Rico, said in a news release. "Contrary to Senator Reid’s beliefs, the Latino community is perfectly capable of making choices of political affiliation that are in its best interests, including being Republicans."
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Minnick's campaign manager said, "Walt doesn’t make any decision based on what Raul Labrador tells him to do."<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/labrador-criticizes-harry-reid%E2%80%99s-hispanic-comments/ "Labrador criticizes Harry Reid’s Hispanic comments," ''Idaho Reporter'', August 11, 2010]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
  
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014]]'' and ''[[Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014]]'' and ''[[Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Labrador was considering a run for [[Governor of Idaho]] in 2014.<ref name=id14>[http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2013/01/14/idahopolitics/labrador_mulling_race_idaho_governor_insists_hes_not_decided ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Labrador mulling race for Idaho governor, but insists he's not decided," January 14, 2013]</ref> He announced on August 14, 2013, that he would instead seek re-election to a third term in the [[U.S. House|House]].<ref name=id14/><ref>[http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/08/14/rep-raul-labrador-to-seek-re-election-ends-speculation-about-run-for-governor/ ''Fox News,'' "Rep. Raul Labrador To Seek Re-Election, Ends Speculation About Run For Governor," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/08/14/2706212/idaho-us-rep-labrador-plans-2014.html ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Idaho US Rep. Labrador plans 2014 run for Congress," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref> He will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Labrador was considering a run for [[Governor of Idaho]] in 2014.<ref name=id14>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2013/01/14/idahopolitics/labrador_mulling_race_idaho_governor_insists_hes_not_decided ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Labrador mulling race for Idaho governor, but insists he's not decided," accessed January 14, 2013]</ref> He announced on August 14, 2013, that he would instead seek re-election to a third term in the [[U.S. House|House]].<ref name=id14/><ref>[http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/08/14/rep-raul-labrador-to-seek-re-election-ends-speculation-about-run-for-governor/ ''Fox News'', "Rep. Raul Labrador To Seek Re-Election, Ends Speculation About Run For Governor," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/08/14/2706212/idaho-us-rep-labrador-plans-2014.html ''Idaho Statesman'', "Idaho US Rep. Labrador plans 2014 run for Congress," accessed August 14, 2013]</ref> Labrador won the nomination in the [[Republican]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name="prim"/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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{{Id1GOPprimary2014}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Labrador ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2012|Idaho's]] [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. Labrador won the nomination on the Republican ticket, defeating [[Reed McCandless]].  He defeated [[Jimmy Farris]] (D), [[Pro-Life]] (I) and [[Rob Oates]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2012/Primary/tot_stwd.htm Idaho Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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Labrador ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2012|Idaho's]] [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. Labrador won the nomination on the Republican ticket, defeating [[Reed McCandless]].  He defeated [[Jimmy Farris]] (D), [[Pro-Life]] (I) and [[Rob Oates]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2012/Primary/tot_stwd.htm ''Idaho Secretary of State'', "2012 Primary Results," 2012]</ref>
  
 
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
Laborador was endorsed by the [[National Rifle Association]] (NRA).<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Idaho.aspx ''NRA PVF'' "Idaho Endorsements" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
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Laborador was endorsed by the [[National Rifle Association]] (NRA).<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Idaho.aspx ''NRA PVF'' "Idaho Endorsements," accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Full history===
 
===Full history===
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Republican Raul Labrador won re-election to the [[Idaho House of Representatives]] District 14B, receiving 69.1% of the vote (22,093 votes). He defeated Democrat Glida Bothwell, who received 30.9% of the vote (9,869 votes).<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2008/General/tot_leg.htm ''Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Republican Raul Labrador won re-election to the [[Idaho House of Representatives]] District 14B, receiving 69.1% of the vote (22,093 votes). He defeated Democrat Glida Bothwell, who received 30.9% of the vote (9,869 votes).<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2008/General/tot_leg.htm ''Idaho House of Representatives'', "official election results for 2008," 2008]</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/404/Raul-R-Labrador Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Labrador attends.
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{{Find the best|title=<htmlet>FindTheBest-RaulRLabrador-FundraisingEvents</htmlet>|float="center"|width=400px}}
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<br>
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Labrador
 
|Name=Labrador
 
|year=2010
 
|year=2010
 
|Editdate=April 5, 2013  
 
|Editdate=April 5, 2013  
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00031377&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Raul Labrador" Accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00031377&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Raul Labrador," accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=830195
 
|totalraised2012=830195
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|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
 
|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Idaho, [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District|District 1]])
 
|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Idaho, [[Idaho's 1st Congressional District|District 1]])
}}
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}}<br>
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{{Find the best|title=<htmlet>FindTheBest-RaulRLabrador-CampaignContributions</htmlet>|width=300px}}
  
 
===2014===
 
===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 Labrador's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00470948 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Raul Labrador 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Labrador's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00470948 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Raul Labrador 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
{{Raul Labrador 2014 FEC}}
 
{{Raul Labrador 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Raul Labrador 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Labrador's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Labrador won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $830,195 and spent $604,719.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031377&cycle=2012''Open Secrets'', "Raul Labrador 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Labrador won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $830,195 and spent $604,719.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031377&cycle=2012''Open Secrets'' "Raul Labrador 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets,'' "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
 
====Cost per vote====
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{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
|winner = Y
 
|winner = Y
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho's 1st Congressional District  
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|Chamber= U.S. House, Idaho District 1
 
|party =  Republican
 
|party =  Republican
 
|total raised = $830,195  
 
|total raised = $830,195  
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|inddonor5 = $30,650
 
|inddonor5 = $30,650
 
|}}
 
|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Raul Labrador 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Labrador's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Raul Labrador 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Labrador's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Labrador won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $726,288  and spent $686,293 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?type=I&cid=N00000245&newMem=N&cycle=2008 ''Open Secrets'', "John Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," accessed October 2011]</ref>
Labrador won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $726,288  and spent $686,293 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?type=I&cid=N00000245&newMem=N&cycle=2008 ''Open Secrets'' "John Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho's 1st Congressional District
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|Chamber= U.S. House, Idaho District 1
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = $726,288  
 
|total raised = $726,288  
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|ind4 = Misc Business
 
|ind4 = Misc Business
 
|ind5 = Misc Finance
 
|ind5 = Misc Finance
|inddonor1 = $56,047
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|inddonor1 = $56,047
 
|inddonor2 = $52,341
 
|inddonor2 = $52,341
 
|inddonor3 = $26,951
 
|inddonor3 = $26,951
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|inddonor5 = $19,000
 
|inddonor5 = $19,000
 
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|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Raul Labrador 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Labrador's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
  
 
Between July and September 2010, Labrador raised more than $250,000 for his campaign.  
 
Between July and September 2010, Labrador raised more than $250,000 for his campaign.  
  
“These donations will allow me to deliver the message of limited government, lower taxes, repealing Obamacare and getting government off the backs of small businesses,” Labrador said in a news release.<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/minnick-labrador-raise-hundreds-of-thousands-in-last-three-months/ "Minnick, Labrador raise hundreds of thousands in last three months," ''Idaho Reporter'', October 8, 2010]</ref>
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“These donations will allow me to deliver the message of limited government, lower taxes, repealing Obamacare and getting government off the backs of small businesses,” Labrador said in a news release.<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/minnick-labrador-raise-hundreds-of-thousands-in-last-three-months/ ''Idaho Reporter'', "Minnick, Labrador raise hundreds of thousands in last three months," accessed October 8, 2010]</ref>
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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In 2008, Labrador raised $18,362.
 
In 2008, Labrador raised $18,362.
  
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=101971 2008 contributors to Raul Labrador]</ref>
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Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=101971 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributors to Raul Labrador," 2008]</ref>
  
 
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|}
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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 four-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 four 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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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades 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'', Labrador's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$144,994 and $30,997. That averages to '''-$56,998.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Labrador ranked as the 430th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031377&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Labrador, (R-ID), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Labrador's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total 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).</ref> decreased by an average of 75 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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{{Net worth PIG
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|Name =Raul Labrador
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|Political Party =Republican
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|Year 0 = 2009
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|Average 0 = 46023
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|2010 = -31998
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|2011 =-64999
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|2012 =-56998.50
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}}
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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). Labrador received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Retired'' industry.
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From 2009-2014, '''23.44 percent of Labrador's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00031377&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Raul Labrador," accessed September 23, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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{{Cong career industries
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 1962862
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|total spent = 1531340
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
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|ind3 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind4 = Real Estate
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|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|inddonor1 = 129557
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|inddonor2 = 113614
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|inddonor3 = 84177
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|inddonor4 = 68301
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|inddonor5 = 64454
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|district =
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|committee =
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|rank =
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|}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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:: ''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'', Labrador is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]," as of June 14, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/raul_labrador/412419''Gov Track'' "Labrador" Accessed June 14, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Labrador missed 76 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013.  This amounts to 4.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/raul_labrador/412419 ''GovTrack,'' "Raul Labrador," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Labrador missed 121 of 2,703 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014.  This amounts to 4.5 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/raul_labrador/412419 ''GovTrack'', "Raul Labrador," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Labrador paid his congressional staff a total of $758,732 in 2011.  He ranks 29th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 32nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Idaho]] ranks 25th 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/2747/Rep_Raul_Labrador.html LegiStorm "Raul Labrador"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Labrador paid his congressional staff a total of $758,732 in 2011.  He ranked 29th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 32nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Idaho]] ranked 25th 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/2747/Rep_Raul_Labrador.html ''LegiStorm'', "Raul Labrador," accessed 2012]</ref>
 
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Raul R. Labrador
Raul R. Labrador.jpg
U.S. House, Idaho, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorWalt Minnick (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$3.03 in 2012
First elected2010
Campaign $$1,556,483
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2006-2010
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
J.D.University of Washington School of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 8, 1967
Place of birthCarolina, Puerto Rico
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$-56,998.50
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Raul R. Labrador campaign logo
Raúl Rafael Labrador (b. December 8, 1967, in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho's 1st Congressional District. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.[1][2]

Labrador won re-election on November 6, 2012.[3]

He was considering a run for Governor of Idaho in 2014, but announced on August 14, 2013, that he would instead seek re-election to a third term in the House.[4][5][6] He defeated challenger Shirley Ringo (D) in the general election.[7] Labrador won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[8]

He launched a bid to succeed outgoing Rep. Eric Cantor as the House Majority Leader. He was up against Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who also announced a bid for the position.[9][10][11]

He previously was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Labrador 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

Labrador was born in Puerto Rico. After high school, he went on to obtain a degree from Brigham Young University and later completed his J.D. from the University of Washington. Labrador, an immigration attorney, ran his own law practice until elected to Congress.[1]

Career

Labrador was a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives. He represented District 14B from 2006-2010. District 14 includes Ada County, which represents the Greater Boise area.[13] He was last re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010. Labrador ran for and won election to Idaho's 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.[14]

In August 2012, he was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.[15]

  • Labrador is a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Labrador serves on the following committees:[16][17]

  • Committee on Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
    • Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
  • Committee on Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power

2011-2012

Idaho House of Representatives

2009-2010

Labrador was a member of these committees:

Key votes

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.[20] For more information pertaining to Labrador's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[21]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Labrador voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[22]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Labrador 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.[22]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Labrador voted against 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.[23] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[22]

NDAA

Nay3.png Labrador voted against 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.[22]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[24] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[25][26] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[26] Labrador voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[27][28] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[28] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[29] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Labrador joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[27][28]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[30] 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.[31] Labrador voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[32]

Nay3.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.[33] 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. Labrador voted against HR 2775.[34]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Labrador 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.[22]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Labrador 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.[22]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Labroador voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare 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.[22]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Labrador voted in favor of 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.[22]

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 Republicans--Thomas 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.[35] Labrador joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[36][37]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Labrador 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.[38]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Raul Labrador'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 was 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, Labrador is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Labrador received a score of 27 percent on social issues and 93 percent on economic issues.[39]

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[40]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[39]

Economy

Pay during government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Labrador had his pay withheld during the shutdown.[41]

On October 9, 2013, Labrador spoke of the shutdown on NPR News' Morning Edition, saying, "I personally would be willing to give the president a one year CR and I have a lot of conservatives there with me, which would be good for the president, in exchange for a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare. And I think that would be something where both sides actually would be able to get something out of these negotiations...We're not the ones who wanted to shut down the government. You need to remember that. We wanted to keep the government open. This entire battle is about Harry Reid making sure that he keeps the Senate and that he wins the House of Representatives. That's why he wants the shut down. And I fear that that's why they want actually to breach the debt ceiling at some point, because they believed that we're going to get blamed for it of."[42]

Healthcare

Healthcare legislation

In response to the December 13, 2010, Eastern District of Virginia ruling on Ken Cuccinelli's suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, Labrador said:

"Today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson in Virginia that the Healthcare Reform Bill passed by Congress last Christmas Eve contains unconstitutional requirements represents a great victory for all Americans and our Constitution."

Labrador was one of the key figures behind the Idaho Health Freedom Act, which authorized Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to sue the federal government over the individual insurance mandate. Idaho joined with 19 states in a separate suit against the requirement.[43]

Social issues

IRS discrimination

In September 2013 Labrador announced a bipartisan proposal that would protect religious institutions and other nonprofit groups that do not recognize same-sex marriages from potential discrimination by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).[44]

Controversy

Reaction to Harry Reid

On August 10, 2010, Sen. Harry Reid expressed confusion over some political persuasions of Hispanic Americans.

Reid said, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK. Do I need to say more?"

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014 and Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Labrador was considering a run for Governor of Idaho in 2014.[4] He announced on August 14, 2013, that he would instead seek re-election to a third term in the House.[4][45][46] Labrador won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[8] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Labrador Incumbent 65% 143,580
     Democratic Shirley Ringo 35% 77,277
Total Votes 220,857
Source: Idaho Secretary of State
U.S. House, Idaho District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Labrador Incumbent 78.6% 56,206
Lisa Marie 7.2% 5,164
Michael Greenway 4.9% 3,494
Reed McCandless 4.7% 3,373
Sean Blackwell 4.6% 3,304
Total Votes 71,541
Source: Idaho Secretary of State

2012

See also: Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Labrador ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Idaho's 1st District. Labrador won the nomination on the Republican ticket, defeating Reed McCandless. He defeated Jimmy Farris (D), Pro-Life (I) and Rob Oates (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[47]

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaul R. Labrador Incumbent 63% 199,402
     Democratic Jimmy Farris 30.8% 97,450
     Libertarian Rob Oates 3.9% 12,265
     Independent Pro-Life 2.4% 7,607
Total Votes 316,724
Source: Idaho Secretary of State "November 6, 2012 General Election Results"
U.S. House, Idaho District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Labrador Incumbent 80.6% 58,003
Reed McCandless 19.4% 13,917
Total Votes 71,920

Endorsements

Laborador was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).[48]

Full history


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Raul Labrador won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 14B, receiving 69.1% of the vote (22,093 votes). He defeated Democrat Glida Bothwell, who received 30.9% of the vote (9,869 votes).[50]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 14B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Raul Labrador (R) 22,093 69.1%
Glida Bothwell (D) 9,869 30.9%

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

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


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Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Labrador is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Labrador raised a total of $1,556,483 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[51]

Raul Labrador's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Idaho, District 1) Won $830,195
2010 U.S. House (Idaho, District 1) Won $726,288
Grand Total Raised $1,556,483


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2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Labrador's reports.[52]


Raul Labrador (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[53]April 15, 2013$250,472.07$22,120$(37,158.89)$235,433.18
July Quarterly[54]July 15, 2013$235,433.18$69,122.80$(27,284.91)$277,271.07
October Quarterly[55]October 13, 2013$277,271.07$45,470.00$(27,307.34)$295,433.73
Year-end[56]January 31, 2014$309,768$66,324$(36,523)$339,570
April Quarterly[57]April 15, 2014$339,570$73,163$(38,061)$374,672
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$429,238$48,145$(61,073)$416,521
Running totals
$324,344.8$(227,408.14)

2012

Labrador won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $830,195 and spent $604,719.[58] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[59]

Cost per vote

Labrador spent $3.03 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Labrador won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $726,288 and spent $686,293 .[60]


Between July and September 2010, Labrador raised more than $250,000 for his campaign.

“These donations will allow me to deliver the message of limited government, lower taxes, repealing Obamacare and getting government off the backs of small businesses,” Labrador said in a news release.[61]

2008

In 2008, Labrador raised $18,362.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[62]

Donor Amount
David W. & Kristin J. Turnbell $1,000

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-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 four 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
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Labrador's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$144,994 and $30,997. That averages to -$56,998.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Labrador ranked as the 430th most wealthy representative in 2012.[63] Between 2009 and 2012, Labrador's calculated net worth[64] decreased by an average of 75 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[65]

Raul Labrador Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$46,023
2012$-56,998.50
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-224%
Average annual growth:-75%[66]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[67]
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). Labrador received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry.

From 2009-2014, 23.44 percent of Labrador's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[68]

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Raul Labrador Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,962,862
Total Spent $1,531,340
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$129,557
Leadership PACs$113,614
Crop Production & Basic Processing$84,177
Real Estate$68,301
Lawyers/Law Firms$64,454
% total in top industry6.6%
% total in top two industries12.39%
% total in top five industries23.44%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Labrador is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of July 29, 2014. Labrador was rated as a "moderate Republican follower" in June 2013[69]

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.[70]

Labrador most often votes with:

Labrador 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, Labrador missed 121 of 2,703 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.5 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[71]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Labrador paid his congressional staff a total of $758,732 in 2011. He ranked 29th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 32nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Idaho ranked 25th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[72]

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.

2013

Labrador ranked 152nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[73]

2012

Labrador ranked 189th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[74]

2011

Labrador ranked 174th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[75]

Voting with party

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

2014

Labrador voted with the Republican Party 90.4 percent of the time, which ranked 205 among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[76]

2013

Labrador voted with the Republican Party 94.6 percent of the time, which ranked 175th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[77]

Personal

Labrado and his wife, Rebecca, are the proud parents of five children – Michael, Katerina, Joshua, Diego and Rafael. They live in Eagle, Idaho.[12]

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Walt Minnick
U.S. House of Representatives - Idaho District 1
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Stan Bastian
Idaho House of Representatives - District 14B
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Reed DeMordaunt