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{{tnr}}'''Rodney Davis''' (b. Jan. 5, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a [[Republican]] U.S. House member representing [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Rodney Davis''' (b. Jan. 5, 1970, in Des Moines, Iowa) is a [[Republican]] U.S. House member representing [[Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
Davis 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 Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]].<ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x358786138/Republicans-select-Rodney-Davis-to-run-in-13th-Congressional-District ''State Journal Register'' "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="roll call">[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-new-13th-district-gop-nominee-rakes-in-more-than-400k/ ''Roll Call'' "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref> Davis was nominated by the [[Republican]] party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent [[Timothy V. Johnson]] announced his decision to retire following the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="retire">[http://wjbc.com/kinzinger-not-happy-with-johnsons-retirement/ ''WJBC'' "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012]</ref><ref name="retire"/> Davis defeated [[David Gill]] ([[Democratic|D)]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Davis 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 Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012|13th District]].<ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x358786138/Republicans-select-Rodney-Davis-to-run-in-13th-Congressional-District ''State Journal Register'', "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District," accessed July 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="roll call">[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-new-13th-district-gop-nominee-rakes-in-more-than-400k/ ''Roll Call'', "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'," accessed July 11, 2012]</ref> Davis was nominated by the [[Republican]] party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent [[Timothy V. Johnson]] announced his decision to retire following the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="retire">[http://wjbc.com/kinzinger-not-happy-with-johnsons-retirement/ ''WJBC'', "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement," accessed April 21, 2012]</ref><ref name="retire"/> Davis defeated [[David Gill]] ([[Democratic|D)]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  
Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref> According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012]</ref>
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He {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated [[Michael Firsching]] and [[Erika Harold]] in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.<ref name="ilushouse">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/IL_US_House_0318.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money," accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money," accessed May 13, 2013]</ref> According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is 1 of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'', "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," accessed December 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Davis was born in Des Moines, Iowa before moving with his family to Taylorsville Illinois when he was 7. Davis attended schools in the area, worked at a McDonalds which was operated by his parents and then attended Millikin University where he majored in political science. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated in 1992. He then went to work for the Illinois Secretary of State and then ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois Legislature in 1998. He went on to work for U.S. Rep. John Shimkus' campaign from 1997 to 2012 when he quit to run for office.<ref name=nj>[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/illinois-13th-house-district-20121101 ''National Journal'', "Illinois, 13th House District," November 7, 2012]</ref>
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Davis was born in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving with his family to Taylorsville, Illinois, when he was seven. Davis attended schools in the area, worked at a McDonalds, which was operated by his parents, and then attended Millikin University where he majored in political science. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated in 1992. He then went to work for the Illinois Secretary of State, followed by an unsuccessful run for the Illinois Legislature in 1998. He went on to work for U.S. Rep. [[John Shimkus]]' campaign from 1997 until 2012, when he quit to run for office.<ref name=nj>[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/illinois-13th-house-district-20121101 ''National Journal'', "Illinois, 13th House District," accessed November 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
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====2013-2014====
Davis 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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Davis 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 29, 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 General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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====National security====
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Davis 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/9622/rodney-davis/?p=1#.UlguClN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Rodney Davis Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Davis 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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{{Oppose vote}} Davis 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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{{Support vote}} Davis voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{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> Davis 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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{{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 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. Davis 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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Davis said on October 1, 2013, via Twitter that "As long as the government remains shutdown, I will not accept a paycheck - I urge all Members of Congress to join me."<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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Davis and [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[John Shimkus]] (R) and [[William Enyart]] (D) criticized President [[Barack Obama|Obama's]] plans announced June 25, 2013 to make sharp cuts in carbon emissions by using the federal Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher restrictions on coal-fired power plants.<ref name="coal">[http://www.bnd.com/2013/06/25/2670521/enyart-blasts-white-house-plans.html ''BND.com'', "War on coal? Local congressmen blast White House plans to cut carbon pollution," accessed June 27, 2013]</ref> The three [[Congress|congressmen]] harshly criticized the stricter rules proposed by [[Barack Obama|Obama]] as job-killers that will "needllessly spike electricity costs for consumer."<ref name="coal"/>
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{{Support vote}} Davis 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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{{Support vote}} Davis 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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{{Support vote}} Davis 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"/>
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{{Support vote}} Davis 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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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
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====2012====
 
According to Davis' website, his campaign themes included:
 
According to Davis' website, his campaign themes included:
 
* Jobs: "Government doesn’t create jobs which means Congress should get out of the way of business owners and let them do their jobs."
 
* Jobs: "Government doesn’t create jobs which means Congress should get out of the way of business owners and let them do their jobs."
* Taxes: "...we must create a simpler, fairer tax system that ensures everyone pays their fair share and makes America a more attractive place for companies to invest and create jobs."
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* Taxes: ."..we must create a simpler, fairer tax system that ensures everyone pays their fair share and makes America a more attractive place for companies to invest and create jobs."
* Healthcare: "...believes in a market-based approach that provides not only choice in health care for those who are insured, but will address the needs of the uninsured of our country..."<ref>[http://www.electrodney.com/index.php/issues ''Elect Rodney'', "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012]</ref>
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* Healthcare: ."..believes in a market-based approach that provides not only choice in health care for those who are insured, but will address the needs of the uninsured of our country..."<ref>[http://www.electrodney.com/index.php/issues ''Elect Rodney'', "Issues," accessed October 4, 2012]</ref>
 
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Davis and [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[John Shimkus]] (R) and [[William Enyart]] (D) criticized President [[Barack Obama|Obama's]] plans announced June 25, 2013 to make sharp cuts in carbon emissions by using the federal Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher restrictions on coal-fired power plants.<ref name="coal">[http://www.bnd.com/2013/06/25/2670521/enyart-blasts-white-house-plans.html ''BND.com'' "War on coal? Local congressmen blast White House plans to cut carbon pollution" Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref> The three [[Congress|congressmen]] harshly criticized the stricter rules proposed by [[Barack Obama|Obama]] as job-killers that will "needllessly spike electricity costs for consumer."<ref name="coal"/>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
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::''See also: [[Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012]</ref>
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Davis is a member of the [[National Republican Congressional Committee#Patriot Program|National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program]]. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/22/11-house-republicans-named-to-incumbent-protection-program/?wprss=rss_politics ''The Washington Post,'' "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013]</ref>
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Davis {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated [[Michael Firsching]] and [[Erika Harold]] in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.<ref name="ilushouse"/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
In July 2013 Davis reported raising more than $450,000 during the second quarter, bringing him to more than $700,000 cash-on-hand as he heads into 2014, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive [[U.S. House|House]] contests of the cycle.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/davis-raises-more-than-450000-in-second-quarter/ ''Roll Call'' "Freshman Rodney Davis Raises $450,000 #IL13" Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>  
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According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is 1 of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'', "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," accessed December 7, 2012]</ref> Davis is a member of the [[National Republican Congressional Committee#Patriot Program|National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program]]. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/22/11-house-republicans-named-to-incumbent-protection-program/?wprss=rss_politics ''The Washington Post'', "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," accessed April 22, 2013]</ref> He has also been listed by the [[House Majority PAC]] as a target in 2014.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/house-majority-pac-announces-top-2014-gop-incumbent-targets/ ''Roll Call'', "House Majority PAC Announces Top 2014 GOP Incumbent Targets," accessed July 16, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/326399-dem-super-pac-hitting-9-republicans-on-shutdown ''The Hill'', "Dem super PAC hitting nine House Republicans on shutdown," accessed October 4, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kwtx.com/centraltexasvotes/home/headlines/Democratic-Group-Airs-Shutdown-Ads-Targeting-GOP-Lawmakers-226363121.html ''KWTV'', "Democratic Group Airs Shutdown Ads Targeting GOP Lawmakers," accessed October 4, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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Davis won the election, defeating [[David Gill]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref> Davis 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 Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]]. Davis ran on the Republican ticket.<ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x358786138/Republicans-select-Rodney-Davis-to-run-in-13th-Congressional-District ''State Journal Register'' "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="roll call">[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-new-13th-district-gop-nominee-rakes-in-more-than-400k/ ''Roll Call'' "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref> Davis was nominated by the [[Republican]] party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent [[Timothy V. Johnson]] announced his decision to retire following the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="retire">[http://wjbc.com/kinzinger-not-happy-with-johnsons-retirement/ ''WJBC'' "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012]</ref> Johnson decided not to run for election. <ref name="retire"/> Davis defeated [[David Gill]] ([[Democratic|D)]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Davis won the election, defeating [[David Gill]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Illinois" accessed 2012]</ref> Davis 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 Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012|13th District]]. Davis ran on the Republican ticket.<ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x358786138/Republicans-select-Rodney-Davis-to-run-in-13th-Congressional-District ''State Journal Register'', "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District," accessed July 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="roll call">[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-new-13th-district-gop-nominee-rakes-in-more-than-400k/ ''Roll Call'', "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'," accessed July 11, 2012]</ref> Davis was nominated by the [[Republican]] party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent [[Timothy V. Johnson]] announced his decision to retire following the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="retire">[http://wjbc.com/kinzinger-not-happy-with-johnsons-retirement/ ''WJBC'', "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement," accessed April 21, 2012]</ref> Johnson decided not to run for election.<ref name="retire"/> Davis defeated [[David Gill]] ([[Democratic|D)]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
 
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Davis was a top freshman fundraiser in the [[113th United States Congress|113th congress]] as a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref>
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Davis' reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00172619 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Rodney Davis 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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Davis was a top freshman fundraiser in the [[113th United States Congress|113th congress]] as a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money," accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money," accessed May 13, 2013]</ref>
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In July 2013, Davis reported raising more than $450,000 in the second quarter, bringing him to more than $700,000 cash-on-hand as he heads into 2014, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive [[U.S. House|House]] contests of the cycle.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/davis-raises-more-than-450000-in-second-quarter/ ''Roll Call'', "Freshman Rodney Davis Raises $450,000 #IL13," accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
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[[File:Rodney Davis 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Davis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Rodney Davis 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Davis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Davis won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,400,451  and spent $1,383,024.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034784&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Rodney Davis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
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Davis won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,400,451  and spent $1,383,024.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034784&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Rodney Davis 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 22, 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>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]," as of June 17, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_davis/412536 ''Gov Track'' "Rodney Davis" Accessed June 17, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]," as of June 17, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_davis/412536 ''GovTrack'', "Rodney Davis," accessed June 17, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Davis missed 2 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 2.2%, which is equal to the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_davis/412536 ''GovTrack,'' "Rodney Davis," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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Rodney Davis
Rodney davis.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTimothy V. Johnson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$10.09 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,400,451
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolTaylorville Senior High School
Bachelor'sMillikin University
Personal
BirthdayJan. 5, 1970
Place of birthDes Moines, Iowa
Net worth$245,010
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rodney Davis (b. Jan. 5, 1970, in Des Moines, Iowa) is a Republican U.S. House member representing the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.[1]

Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 13th District.[2][3] Davis was nominated by the Republican party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent Timothy V. Johnson announced his decision to retire following the Republican primary.[4][4] Davis defeated David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Michael Firsching and Erika Harold in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[5] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.[6][7] According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, Davis is 1 of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[8]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Davis 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

Davis was born in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving with his family to Taylorsville, Illinois, when he was seven. Davis attended schools in the area, worked at a McDonalds, which was operated by his parents, and then attended Millikin University where he majored in political science. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated in 1992. He then went to work for the Illinois Secretary of State, followed by an unsuccessful run for the Illinois Legislature in 1998. He went on to work for U.S. Rep. John Shimkus' campaign from 1997 until 2012, when he quit to run for office.[9]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Davis' professional and political career[9]:

  • 1997-2012: Projects director, John Shimkus' campaign
  • 2011: Executive Director, Illinois Republican Party
  • 1992-1996: Staff Assistant, Illinois Secretary of State

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Davis serves on the following committees:[10][11]

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.[12] For more information pertaining to Davis's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[13]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Davis 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.[14]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Davis 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.[14]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Davis 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.[15] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[14]

NDAA

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

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" 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.[16] 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.[17][18] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[18] Davis voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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.[19][20] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and 3 Democrats voting against the bill.[20] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[21] 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 left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Davis voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[19]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[22] 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.[23] Davis voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[24]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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.[25] 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. Davis voted for HR 2775.[26]

Pay during government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Davis said on October 1, 2013, via Twitter that "As long as the government remains shutdown, I will not accept a paycheck - I urge all Members of Congress to join me."[27]

Coal-fired power plants

Davis and Reps. John Shimkus (R) and William Enyart (D) criticized President Obama's plans announced June 25, 2013 to make sharp cuts in carbon emissions by using the federal Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher restrictions on coal-fired power plants.[28] The three congressmen harshly criticized the stricter rules proposed by Obama as job-killers that will "needllessly spike electricity costs for consumer."[28]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Davis 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.[14]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Davis 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.[14]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Davis 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.[14]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Davis 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.[14]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Davis' website, his campaign themes included:

  • Jobs: "Government doesn’t create jobs which means Congress should get out of the way of business owners and let them do their jobs."
  • Taxes: ."..we must create a simpler, fairer tax system that ensures everyone pays their fair share and makes America a more attractive place for companies to invest and create jobs."
  • Healthcare: ."..believes in a market-based approach that provides not only choice in health care for those who are insured, but will address the needs of the uninsured of our country..."[29]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2014
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Davis is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Michael Firsching and Erika Harold in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[5] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, Davis is 1 of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[30] Davis is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[31] He has also been listed by the House Majority PAC as a target in 2014.[32][33][34]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Davis Incumbent 54.6% 27,773
Erika Harold 41.2% 20,921
Michael Firsching 4.2% 2,145
Total Votes 50,839
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Davis won the election, defeating David Gill.[35] Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 13th District. Davis ran on the Republican ticket.[36][3] Davis was nominated by the Republican party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent Timothy V. Johnson announced his decision to retire following the Republican primary.[4] Johnson decided not to run for election.[4] Davis defeated David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic David Gill 46.2% 136,032
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Davis 46.5% 137,034
     Independent John Hartman 7.2% 21,319
Total Votes 294,385
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $1,400,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[37]

Rodney Davis (Illinois)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 12) Won $1,400,451
Grand Total Raised $1,400,451

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 Davis' reports.[38]

Rodney Davis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[39]April 16, 2013$17,426.98$403,555.15$(86,778.5)$334,203.63
July Quarterly[40]July 17, 2013$334,203.63$454,814.58$(86,162.35)$702,855.86
October Quarterly[41]October 13, 2013$227,469.89$57,766.35$(37,338.83)$247,897.41
Year-end[42]January 29, 2014$247,897.41$285,581$(106,700)$1,061,026
Running totals
$1,201,717.08$(316,979.68)

Davis was a top freshman fundraiser in the 113th congress as a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.[43][44]

In July 2013, Davis reported raising more than $450,000 in the second quarter, bringing him to more than $700,000 cash-on-hand as he heads into 2014, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive House contests of the cycle.[45]

2012

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

Davis won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,400,451 and spent $1,383,024.[46] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Davis spent $10.09 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Davis is a "centrist Republican," as of June 17, 2013.[48]

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.[49]

Davis most often votes with:

Davis least often votes with:

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.

2012

Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Davis missed 2 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.2%, which is equal to the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[50]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Davis's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $85,020 and $405,000. That averages to $245,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Davis ranked as the 334th most wealthy representative in 2012.[51]

Rodney Davis Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$245,010$71,000

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Rodney Davis has voted with the Republican Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 199th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[52]

Personal

Davis and his wife, Shannon, have three children.[9]

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  2. State Journal Register, "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District," accessed July 11, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roll Call, "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'," accessed July 11, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 WJBC, "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement," accessed April 21, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  6. Boston Globe, "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money," accessed May 13, 2013
  7. Boston Globe, "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money," accessed May 13, 2013
  8. Washington Post, "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," accessed December 7, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 National Journal, "Illinois, 13th House District," accessed November 7, 2012
  10. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  11. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  12. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  13. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  15. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  16. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  17. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  19. 19.0 19.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  20. 20.0 20.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  21. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  22. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
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  24. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  25. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  26. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  27. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
  28. 28.0 28.1 BND.com, "War on coal? Local congressmen blast White House plans to cut carbon pollution," accessed June 27, 2013
  29. Elect Rodney, "Issues," accessed October 4, 2012
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  31. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," accessed April 22, 2013
  32. Roll Call, "House Majority PAC Announces Top 2014 GOP Incumbent Targets," accessed July 16, 2013
  33. The Hill, "Dem super PAC hitting nine House Republicans on shutdown," accessed October 4, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
Timothy V. Johnson (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 13
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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