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|First elected =[[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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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 [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District]] 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.
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{{tnr}}'''Reid James Ribble''' (b. April 5, 1956, in Neenah, [[Wisconsin|WI]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Ribble represents [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District]] 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," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref> He {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014. Ribble ran unopposed in the Republican primary.
  
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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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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==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Ribble's academic, professional and political career:<ref name="bio"/>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Ribble's political career:<ref name="bio"/>
 
* 2011-Present: U.S. House of Representatives
 
* 2011-Present: U.S. House of Representatives
  
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Ribble 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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Ribble serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
 
**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
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** Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
 
** Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Legislative actions===
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===113th Congress===
====113th Congress====
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====National security====
 
====National security====
======NDAA======
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=====NDAA=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
======DHS Appropriations======
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Ribble voted for 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 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
======CISPA (2013)======
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
{{Support vote}} Ribble voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Ribble voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP No|Name=Ribble}}
 
{{House Budget 2014 GOP No|Name=Ribble}}
  
======Government shutdown======
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=====Government shutdown=====
 
:: ''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> Ribble 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> Ribble 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>
  
{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Ribble voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Ribble voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
======Morton Memos Prohibition======
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
======Healthcare Reform Rules======
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''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]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
======Abortion======
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=====Abortion=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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====Government affairs====
======Fiscal Cliff======
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=====HR 676=====
{{Support vote}}
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Ribble}}
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.<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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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal cliff====
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{{Yea vote}} 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 one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s040_090.gif|right|290px|thumb|Ribble's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Ribble is a '''Libertarian Conservative.''' Ribble received a score of 42 percent on social issues and 93 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Ribble|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Reid_Ribble.htm ''On The Issues'', "Ribble Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Opposes
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|Marriage= Unknown
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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= Unknown
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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= Unknown
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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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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Ribble {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014|Wisconsin's]] [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014|8th District]]. Ribble {{2014isseeking}} the [[Republican]] nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Ribble {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014|Wisconsin's]] [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014|8th District]]. Ribble ran unopposed in the Republican primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
Ribble won re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20110826/APC0101/108260447/PACs-help-U-S-Rep-Reid-Ribble-R-De-Pere-amass-campaign-war-chest ''Post Crescent'' "PACs help U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-De Pere, amass campaign war chest," August 26, 2011]</ref> He was unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary and defeated Democrat [[Jamie Wall]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
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Ribble won re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20110826/APC0101/108260447/PACs-help-U-S-Rep-Reid-Ribble-R-De-Pere-amass-campaign-war-chest ''Post Crescent'', "PACs help U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-De Pere, amass campaign war chest," August 26, 2011]</ref> He was unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary and defeated Democrat [[Jamie Wall]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
 
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00030968&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Reid Ribble," accessed April 18, 2013]</ref>
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Reid Ribble 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Ribble's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Reid Ribble 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?CID=N00030968 ''Open Secrets'' "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," accessed February 15, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?CID=N00030968 ''Open Secrets'', "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," accessed February 15, 2013]</ref>
  
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]].<ref>[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2012/4-house-races-where-outside-money-may-have-pushed-needle/ ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Four House races where outside money may have pushed the needle" November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>http://www.nvsos.gov/SilverState2012pri/congressional.aspx#AllRace1011</ref>
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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]].<ref>[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2012/4-house-races-where-outside-money-may-have-pushed-needle/ ''Sunlight Foundation'', "Four House races where outside money may have pushed the needle," November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.nvsos.gov/SilverState2012pri/congressional.aspx#AllRace1011 ''Nevada Secretary of State'', "2012 Congressional primary results," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Ribble 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Ribble's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Ribble 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=WI08&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 08," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=WI08&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 08," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
 
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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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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration 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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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ribble's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $777,019 to $6,279,999. That averages to '''$3,528,509''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96.  Ribble ranked as the 98th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030968&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Ribble, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Ribble'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> increased by an average of 31 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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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412489_Reid_Ribble ''OpenCongress,'' "Reid Ribble," accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412489_Reid_Ribble ''OpenCongress'', "Reid Ribble," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
 
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Ribble most often votes with:
 
Ribble most often votes with:
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Ribble is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of June 27, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/reid_ribble/412489 ''Gov Track'' "Reid Ribble," accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Ribble is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of July 22, 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/reid_ribble/412489 ''GovTrack'', "Reid Ribble," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
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This was the same rating Ribble received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/reid_ribble/412489 ''GovTrack'', "Reid Ribble," accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' 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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/reid_ribble/412489 ''GovTrack,'' "Ribble," accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Ribble missed 36 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of April 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/reid_ribble/412489 ''GovTrack'', "Ribble," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2808/Rep_Reid_Ribble.html ''LegiStorm'' "Reid Ribble," accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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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]] ranked 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2808/Rep_Reid_Ribble.html ''LegiStorm'', "Reid Ribble," accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
  
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====2013====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ribble's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $777,019 to $6,279,999. That averages to '''$3,528,509''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96.  Ribble ranked as the 98th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030968&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Ribble, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
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Ribble was one of three members of Congress who ranked 121st in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," July 22, 2014]</ref>
  
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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Ribble ranked 166th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Ribble was one of four members of congress who ranked 76th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Ribble and his wife, DeaNa, have two children and two grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://ribble.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Official House website'' "Biography," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref> Ribble and DeaNa met when they were 12 years old at Calvary Bible Church. They were married when they were 19.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/with-congress-taking-up-key-issues-reid-ribble-hopes-to-tackle-gridlock-b9992263z1-222825741.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', "With Congress taking up key issues, Reid Ribble hopes to tackle gridlock," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
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Ribble and his wife, DeaNa, have two children and two grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://ribble.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref> Ribble and DeaNa met when they were 12 years old at Calvary Bible Church. They were married when they were 19.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/with-congress-taking-up-key-issues-reid-ribble-hopes-to-tackle-gridlock-b9992263z1-222825741.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', "With Congress taking up key issues, Reid Ribble hopes to tackle gridlock," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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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$3,528,509
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Reid James Ribble (b. April 5, 1956, in Neenah, WI) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Ribble represents Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District 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 ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

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 political career:[3]

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Ribble serves on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Ribble was a member of the following House 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.[6] For more information pertaining to Ribble's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png 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.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Ribble voted for 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 that was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Ribble voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Ribble 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] 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. Ribble joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[15][16]

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.[18] 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.[19] Ribble voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[21] 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. Ribble voted for HR 2775.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png 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.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png 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.[26]

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.[27] Ribble joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png 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 one 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.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Ribble's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Ribble is a Libertarian Conservative. Ribble received a score of 42 percent on social issues and 93 percent on economic issues.[31]

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[32]
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown 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.[31]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Ribble is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 8th District. Ribble ran unopposed in the Republican 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.[33] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Jamie Wall in the November general election.[34]

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.[36]

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.[37]

Reid Ribble (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$166,754.36$132,764.38$(28,658.90)$270,859.84
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$270,859.84$263,821.93$(53,114.71)$481,567.06
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2013$481,567.06$325,741.54$(74,313.15)$732,995.45
Year-end[41]January 31, 2014$732,995$174,237$(86,219)$821,013
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$821,013.36$205,583.07$(69,856.46)$956,739.97
Running totals
$1,102,147.92$(312,162.22)

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.[43]

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.[44][45]

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.[46]

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
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Ribble's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $777,019 to $6,279,999. That averages to $3,528,509, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Ribble ranked as the 98th most wealthy representative in 2012.[47] Between 2009 and 2012, Ribble's calculated net worth[48] increased by an average of 31 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[49]

Reid Ribble Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$1,818,140
2012$3,528,509
Growth from 2009 to 2012:94%
Average annual growth:31%[50]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[51]
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.

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.[52]

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 July 22, 2014.[53] This was the same rating Ribble received in June 2013.[54]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Ribble missed 36 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of April 2014.[55]

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 ranked 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.[56]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Ribble was one of three members of Congress who ranked 121st in the conservative rankings in 2013.[57]

2012

Ribble ranked 166th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[58]

2011

Ribble was one of four members of congress who ranked 76th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[59]

Voting with party

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

2014

Ribble voted with the Republican Party 92.6 percent of the time, which ranked 170th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[60]

2013

Ribble voted with the Republican Party 97.3 percent of the time, which ranked 57th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[61]

Personal

Ribble and his wife, DeaNa, have two children and two grandchildren.[3] Ribble and DeaNa met when they were 12 years old at Calvary Bible Church. They were married when they were 19.[62]

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  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  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," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  28. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  29. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  30. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  31. 31.0 31.1 On The Issues, "Ribble Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014
  32. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  33. Post Crescent, "PACs help U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-De Pere, amass campaign war chest," August 26, 2011
  34. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Reid Ribble," accessed April 18, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Ribble 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  38. '"Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  39. '"Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  40. '"Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  43. Open Secrets, "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," accessed February 15, 2013
  44. Sunlight Foundation, "Four House races where outside money may have pushed the needle," November 7, 2012
  45. Nevada Secretary of State, "2012 Congressional primary results," accessed May 5, 2014
  46. Open Secrets, "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 08," accessed November 22, 2011
  47. OpenSecrets, "Ribble, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  48. 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).
  49. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  50. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  51. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  52. OpenCongress, "Reid Ribble," accessed July 22, 2014
  53. GovTrack, "Reid Ribble," accessed July 22, 2014
  54. GovTrack, "Reid Ribble," accessed June 27, 2013
  55. GovTrack, "Ribble," accessed July 22, 2014
  56. LegiStorm, "Reid Ribble," accessed September 7, 2012
  57. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," July 22, 2014
  58. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  59. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  60. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  61. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  62. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With Congress taking up key issues, Reid Ribble hopes to tackle gridlock," accessed September 26, 2013
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Preceded by
Steve Kagen
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 8th District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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