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{{tnr}}'''Reid James Ribble''' (b. April 5, 1956, in Neenah, Wisconsin) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Ribble represents the 8th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Reid James Ribble''' (b. April 5, 1956, in Neenah, Wisconsin) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Ribble represents the 8th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref> He {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014.
  
 
Ribble was part of the wave of Republicans who won the midterm elections in 2010.  Ribble defeated Democratic incumbent [[Steve Kagen]].<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. House'' "Election Statistics 2010," Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
 
Ribble was part of the wave of Republicans who won the midterm elections in 2010.  Ribble defeated Democratic incumbent [[Steve Kagen]].<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. House'' "Election Statistics 2010," Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
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Reid Ribble
Reid Ribble.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteve Kagen (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAppleton East High School, WI
Personal
BirthdayApril 5, 1956
Place of birthNeenah, WI
ProfessionBusinessman
Net worth$3,038,007
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Reid James Ribble (b. April 5, 1956, in Neenah, Wisconsin) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Ribble represents the 8th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.[1] He is running for re-election in 2014.

Ribble was part of the wave of Republicans who won the midterm elections in 2010. Ribble defeated Democratic incumbent Steve Kagen.[2]

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

Biography

Ribble initially wanted to go into the Christian ministry and attended the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. Before finishing school, however, he returned to be a part of his family's roofing and construction business, of which he eventually became president.[3]

Career

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

  • 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Ribble serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Ribble was a member of the following House committees:

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Ribble's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Ribble 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.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[11] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[12]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[13] The vote largely followed party lines.[14]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[15]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[16]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[17]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 8th congressional district elections, 2014

Ribble is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Wisconsin's 8th District. Ribble is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Ribble won re-election in 2012.[18] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Jamie Wall in the November general election.[19]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jamie Wall 44% 156,287
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngReid Ribble Incumbent 55.9% 198,874
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 303
Total Votes 355,464
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ribble is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ribble raised a total of $3,601,852 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[21]

Reid Ribble's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 8) Won $2,320,569
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 8) Won $1,281,283
Grand Total Raised $3,601,852

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 Ribble's reports.[22]

Reid Ribble (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]4/15/2013$166,754.36$132,764.38$(28,658.90)$270,859.84
July Quarterly[24]7/15/2013$270,859.84$263,821.93$(53,114.71)$481,567.06
October Quarterly[25]10/15/2013$481,567.06$325,741.54$(74,313.15)$732,995.45
Running totals
$722,327.85$(156,086.76)

2012

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

Ribble won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Ribble's campaign committee raised a total of $2,320,569 and spent $2,086,968.[26]

After the election, the Sunlight Foundation listed four races where outside spending likely pushed the winner over the top. Ribble was listed as one of the four, spurred on by a 4-to-1 advantage over his opponent in spending by independent groups, including the National Republican Campaign Committee.[27] [28]

Cost per vote

Ribble spent $10.49 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Ribble won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Ribble's campaign committee raised a total of $1,281,283 and spent $1,287,557.[29]

U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 8th District, 2010 - Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,281,283
Total Spent $1,287,557
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,076,971
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,080,786
Top contributors to Reid Ribble's campaign committee
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee

Analysis

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.[30]

Ribble most often votes with:

Ribble least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Ribble is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 27, 2013.[31]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Ribble missed 27 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[32]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Ribble paid his congressional staff a total of $779,951 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[33]

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, Ribble's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $176,017 and $5,899,997. That averages to $3,038,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 20.99% from 2010.[34]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Ribble's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $833,072 to $6,857,056. That averages to $3,845,064, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[35]

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. Ribble ranked 166th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[36]

2011

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. Ribble was 1 of 4 members of congress who ranked 76th in the conservative rankings.[37]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

Ribble voted with the Republican Party 97.3% of the time, which ranked 57th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[38]

Personal

Ribble and his wife, DeaNa, have two children and two grandchildren.[3] Ribble and DeaNa met when they were twelve years old at Calvary Bible Church. They got married when they were 19.[39]

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. U.S. House "Election Statistics 2010," Accessed June 27, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013
  12. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  13. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  18. Post Crescent "PACs help U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-De Pere, amass campaign war chest," August 26, 2011
  19. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Reid Ribble," Accessed April 18, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Ribble 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013
  23. '"FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  24. '"FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  25. '"FEC "October Quarterly," Accessed October 30, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 15, 2013
  27. Sunlight Foundation "Four House races where outside money may have pushed the needle" November 7, 2012
  28. http://www.nvsos.gov/SilverState2012pri/congressional.aspx#AllRace1011
  29. Open Secrets "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 08," Accessed November 22, 2011
  30. OpenCongress, "Reid Ribble," Accessed August 8, 2013
  31. Gov Track "Reid Ribble," Accessed June 27, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "Ribble," Accessed April 11, 2013
  33. LegiStorm "Reid Ribble," Accessed September 7, 2012
  34. OpenSecrets.org, "Ribble (R-WI), 2011"
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Reid Ribble (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  36. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  37. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  38. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  39. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With Congress taking up key issues, Reid Ribble hopes to tackle gridlock", accessed September 26, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Kagen
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 8th district
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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