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{{Support vote}} Duffy voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} Duffy voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Sean Duffy
Sean Duffy.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDave Obey (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$12.89 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Marys College
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayOctober 3, 1971
Place of birthHayward, WI
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth-$67,498
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sean Duffy (b. October 3, 1971, in Hayward, Wisconsin) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Duffy represents the 7th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.[1] He is running for re-election in 2014.

Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school.[2]

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

Biography

After earning his J.D., he went into private practice and soon became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Duffy serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Duffy was a member of the following House committees[4]:

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 Duffy's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

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

DHS Appropriations

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

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Duffy voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Duffy voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

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

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.[13] 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.[14] Duffy voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[16] 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. Duffy voted against HR 2775.[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Duffy 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.[18] The vote largely followed party lines.[19]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Duffy 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.[20]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Duffy 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.[21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Duffy voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Criticism of Ted Cruz

Duffy criticized Cruz in September 2013 over Cruz's handling of Obamacare. He said, "It is a concern, and that’s why when these conservatives in the Senate were running ads, raising money and holding rallies about this great strategy and using House conservatives as pawns in that strategy, we were silent. We believe in this rule of Ronald Reagan where we don’t take shots at fellow Republicans. So we held our fire. We kept our powder dry. It’s just when it came to us agreeing with the strategy and Ted Cruz and other bailing on us, that it was a boiling point where that this is absolutely ridiculous. You can’t talk to the American people, you can’t talk to our bases on this strategy and then completely roll over. Thank God he wasn’t there fighting at the Alamo." Duffy's criticism followed Cruz commenting prior to even the House vote, that the bill to repeal Obamacare would fail in the Senate.[23][24]

Assaulted outside of Capitol

During the 2013 government shutdown over the budget debate, Duffy was walking to a vote at the Capitol when a citizen began screaming at him and then grabbed his arm. Duffy was not hurt, but reported the incident to police.[25]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Duffy is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Wisconsin's 7th District. Duffy is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Duffy ran for re-election in 2012.[26] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Pat Kreitlow in the November general election.[27]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Kreitlow 43.8% 157,524
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 56.1% 201,720
     Independent Dale Lehner 0% 20
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 405
Total Votes 359,669
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Duffy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Duffy raised a total of $4,624,381 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[29]

Sean Duffy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 7) Won $2,647,209
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 7) Won $1,977,172
Grand Total Raised $4,624,381

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 Duffy's reports.[30]

Sean Duffy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2013$105,183.08$225,046.85$(107,368.40)$222,861.53
July Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$222,861.53$330,833.44$(73,943.37)$479,751.60
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2013$479,751.60$309,805.17$(104,021.21)$685,535.56
Year-end[34]January 31, 2014$685,535$273,454$(95,856)$863,133
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2014$860,351.15$259,287.79$(136,481.23)$983,157.71
Running totals
$1,398,427.25$(517,670.21)

2012

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

Duffy won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Duffy's campaign committee raised a total of $2,647,210 and spent $2,601,113.[36]

Cost per vote

Duffy spent $12.89 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Duffy won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Duffy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,977,172 and spent $1,918,211.[37]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7, 2010 - Sean Duffy Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,977,172
Total Spent $1,918,211
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,271,594
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,270,399
Top contributors to Sean Duffy's campaign committee
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee

Race Background

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[38] Duffy ranked 7th on the list.[38] The article noted that Republican state legislators traded some of the Democratic leaning areas with Republican areas, "making the district a toss-up and giving him a better chance of holding on to the seat."[38] Wisconsin's 7th District became more Republican following redistricting after the 2010 census, giving Duffy an edge over Kreitlow.[39] While the district became more Republican, Duffy came under fire in 2011 for comments he made about his personal wealth. He complained that it was difficult to pay bills on his congressional salary, which was $174,000.[40]

The 2012 race brought in a lot of money. Kreitlow raised $1.2 million by mid-October, and Duffy had raised twice that amount. Another $4.3 million was spent by outside groups on attack ads on both sides.[41]

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.[42]

Duffy most often votes with:

Duffy least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

2013

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Duffy is a "moderate Republican follower".[43]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Duffy was 1 of 3 members who ranked 163rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[44]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Duffy was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 170th in the conservative rankings.[45]

Voting with party

2013

Sean Duffy voted with the Republican Party 97.2% of the time, which ranked 66th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[46]

Lifetime missed votes

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

According to the website GovTrack, Duffy missed 28 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.[47]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Duffy paid his congressional staff a total of $780,342 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.[48]

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, Duffy's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$144,995 and $9,998. That averages to -$67,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 40.3% from 2010.[49]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Duffy's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-489,989 to $154,994, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[50]

Personal

Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.[2]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 22, 2011
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013
  12. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. 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
  21. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  23. Huffington Post, "Ted Cruz Infuriates House GOP By Conceding Defeat On Obamacare Repeal", accessed September 26, 2013
  24. Daily Caller, "GOP congressman: ‘Thank God [Cruz wasn’t there fighting at the Alamo’ [AUDIO]," accessed September 26, 2013]
  25. Fox News, "Rep. Duffy of Wisconsin assaulted outside Capitol," accessed October 3, 2013
  26. Politico "Freshmen face 2012 dilemma," April 22, 2012
  27. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Sean Duffy," Accessed April 18, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Duffy 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  36. Open Secrets "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 22, 2013
  37. Open Secrets "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 07," Accessed November 22, 2011
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
  39. RealClearPolitics, "WI 7th District," accessed March 22, 2013
  40. Talking Points Memo, "So How Rich Is Sean Duffy? Not Very…For A Congressman," accessed March 22, 2013
  41. Chippewa Herald, "Duffy-Kreitlow House race drawing attention," accessed March 22, 2013
  42. OpenCongress, "Sean Duffy," Accessed August 8, 2013
  43. Gov Track "Duffy" Accessed May 9, 2013
  44. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  45. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  46. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  47. GovTrack, "Duffy," Accessed April 11, 2013
  48. LegiStorm, "Sean Duffy," Accessed September 7, 2012
  49. OpenSecrets.org, "Duffy (R-WI), 2011"
  50. OpenSecrets.org, "Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Obey
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 7th District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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