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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> Perry 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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{{Oppose vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Perry voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Scott Perry
ScottPerry.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJason Altmire (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$2.86 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$519,958
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University (1991)
Military service
Service/branchPennsylvania Army National Guard
Years of service1980-present
Personal
BirthdayMay 27, 1962
Place of birthSan Diego, California
Net worth$856,009
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Gordon Perry (b. May 27, 1962, in San Diego, California), is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Perry was first elected by voters from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district in 2012.

He defeated Kevin Downs, Eric Martin, Ted Waga, Chris Reilly, Sean Summers and Mark Swomley in the April 24, 2012 Republican primary. He defeated Democrat Harry Perkinson and Libertarian Mike Koffenberger in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Before becoming a congressman, Perry served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2007-2013. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Carroll Township Planning Commission. He joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1980.[2]

Perry is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Perry was born in San Diego, California. He graduated from Advanced Individual Training and United States Army War College. He then received his B.S. in Business Administration Management from Pennsylvania State University in 1991.[3]

Perry served as a Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard from 1980 to the present. He has also worked as Founder of Hydrotech Mechanical Services, Incoporated since 1993. He has been Aviation Safety Officer of Joint Command at the State Aviation Office since 2005 as well.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Perry serves on the following committees:[4]

Pennsylvania House

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Perry served on these committees:

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Perry 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.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Perry 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.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Perry voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Perry 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.[7]

Economy

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.[9] 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.[10] Perry voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "No" 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 funds 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.[12] 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. Perry voted against HR 2775.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Perry 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.[7]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Perry 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.[7]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Perry voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[7]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Perry 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.[7]

Previous congressional sessions

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district elections, 2014

Perry is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Perry ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 4th District. Perry defeated Kevin Downs, Eric Martin, Ted Waga, Chris Reilly, Sean Summers and Mark Swomley in the April 24, 2012 Republican primary. He defeated Democrat Harry Perkinson and Libertarian Mike Koffenberger in the November 6 general election.[14]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[15] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[15] [16]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Harry Perkinson 34.4% 104,643
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Perry 59.7% 181,603
     Independent Wayne Wolff 3.8% 11,524
     Libertarian Mike Koffenberger 2% 6,210
Total Votes 303,980
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Perry 53.5% 34,881
Christopher Reilly 18.6% 12,143
Sean Summers 14.3% 9,316
Theodore Waga 4.7% 3,086
Eric Martin 3.3% 2,159
Mark Swomley 3.3% 2,150
Kevin Downs 2.2% 1,451
Total Votes 65,186

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Perry won re-election to the 92nd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[17]

Pennsylvania State House, District 92
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Scott Perry (R) 20,938 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Perry won re-election to the 92nd District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 27,863 votes running unopposed.[18]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 92
Candidates Votes Percent


Scott Perry (R) Green check mark transparent.png 27,863 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Perry is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Perry raised a total of $519,958 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[19]

Scott Perry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 4) Won $519,958
Grand Total Raised $519,958

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scott Perry's reports.[20]

Scott Perry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$347.84$55,954.57$(21,981.02)$34,321.39
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$34,321.39$33,429.53$(40,549.58)$27,201.34
October Quarterly[23]October 13, 2013$27,201.34$102,058.60$(52,372.43)$76,887.51
Year-End[24]January 30, 2014$76,887$73,679$(59,816)$90,750
Running totals
$265,121.7$(174,719.03)

2012

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

Perry won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $519,958 and spent $519,610.[25] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[26]

Cost per vote

Perry spent $2.86 per vote received in 2012.


2010

In 2010, Perry received $43,033 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[27]


Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Perry missed 2 of 108 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [28]

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.[29]

Perry most often votes with:

Perry least often votes with:

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Perry's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $406,019 and $1,305,999. That averages to $856,009.00, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[30]

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.

2012

Having first won election to the U.S. House in the November 6, 2012 general election, Perry's 2012 vote rating is unavailable.[31]

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, Scott Perry has voted with the Republican Party 97.3% of the time, which ranked 57th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[32]

Personal

Perry resides in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Christy, and their two daughters, Ryenn and Mattea.[33]

Recent news

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References

  1. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Scott Perry's Biography," accessed June 19, 2013
  3. Washington Times, "2012 Election Center, Pennsylvania - Scott Gordon Perry," accessed September 3, 2013
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Project Votesmart, "Scott Perry Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013
  8. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  15. 15.0 15.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  16. Pennsylvania Dept of State 2012 Official Primary Results
  17. 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
  18. Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
  19. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Scott Perry," Accessed April 18, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Scott Perry 2014 Summary reports," Accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Perry April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Perry July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Perry Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  25. Open Secrets "Scott Perry's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  26. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  27. Follow the Money - 2010 donations
  28. GovTrack, "Scott Perry," Accessed April 17, 2013
  29. OpenCongress, "Rep. Scott Perry," accessed August 22, 2013
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott Perry, (R-Pennsylvania), 2011"
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  32. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  33. Congressman Scott Perry, "About - Full Biography," accessed September 3, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Altmire (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania, District 4
2013-Present
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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 92
2007–2012
Succeeded by
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