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|Last election = [[Texas' 18th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $3.79
 
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|First elected = November 8, 1994
 
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|Prior office = City council member, Houston, TX
 
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|Place of birth = Queens, New York
 
|Place of birth = Queens, New York
 
|Profession = Lawyer
 
|Profession = Lawyer
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{{tnr}}'''Sheila Jackson Lee''' (b. January 12, 1950) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Jackson Lee represents the 18th congressional district of Texas and was first elected to the House in 1994. She won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Sheila Jackson Lee''' (b. January 12, 1950, in Queens, [[New York|NY]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Jackson Lee represents [[Texas' 18th Congressional District]] and was first elected to the House in 1994.
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Jackson Lee began her political career as a municipal judge in Houston, Texas, from 1987 to 1990. She then served as a city council member for Houston from 1990 to 1994.
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Jackson Lee won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. She defeated [[Sean Seibert]] (R), [[Vince Duncan]] (I) and [[Remington Alessi]] (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Jackson Lee earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.<ref name="bio"/> From 1977-1978, she served as staff counsel to the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=J000032 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Sheila Jackson Lee," Accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
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Jackson Lee earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.<ref name="bio"/> From 1977-1978, she served as staff counsel to the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=J000032 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Sheila Jackson Lee," accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
* 1995-present: U.S. House of Representatives
 
* 1990-1994: Houston, TX, city councilmember
 
 
* 1987-1990: Municipal judge, Houston, TX
 
* 1987-1990: Municipal judge, Houston, TX
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* 1990-1994: Houston, TX, city council member
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* 1995-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Jackson Lee 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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Jackson Lee 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>
 
*[[United States House Committee on Homeland Security]]
 
*[[United States House Committee on Homeland Security]]
 
**Subcommittee on Border, Maritime Security - Ranking Minority Member
 
**Subcommittee on Border, Maritime Security - Ranking Minority Member
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Jackson Lee was a member of the following House committees<ref>[http://jacksonlee.house.gov/biography/committeesandcaucuses.htm ''Official House website'' "Committees and Caucuses," Accessed October 28, 2011 (currency of appointments checked on official sites)]</ref>:
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Jackson Lee was a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://jacksonlee.house.gov/biography/committeesandcaucuses.htm ''Official House website'', "Committees and Caucuses," accessed October 28, 2011] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Committee on Judiciary]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Committee on Judiciary]]
 
** Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
 
** Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
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** Subcommittee on Transportation Security ''Ranking member''
 
** Subcommittee on Transportation Security ''Ranking member''
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===House Judiciary Committee===
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===113th Congress===
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Congresswoman Jackson-Lee was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee shortly after she was first sworn into Congress in 1995.<ref>[http://baic.house.gov/historical-data/congressional-committee-assignments.html "Black Americans in Congress" Committee Assignments](See Judiciary)</ref>  Jackson-Lee has served on the committee throughout her entire congressional career. Jackson-Lee also serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, and Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.<ref>[http://jacksonlee.house.gov/biography/committeesandcaucuses.htm "Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee" 111th Congress Committee Assignments]</ref>
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Lee 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>
  
Jackson Lee is also a member of the Task Force on Judicial Impeachment which considers impeachments of federal judges.<ref>[http://judiciary.house.gov/about/taskforce.html ''House Judiciary Committee'' "Task Force on Impeachment Members, 111th Congress]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
===Specific votes===
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{{Nay vote}} Lee voted against 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>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} Lee voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted 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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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Jackson Lee}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Jackson Lee}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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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> Lee voted against 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}} 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. Lee 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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====Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination====
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{{Neutral vote}} Lee did not vote on HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Lee voted against 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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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} Lee voted against 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>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} Lee voted against 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 was 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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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
Jackson Lee 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.  She was one of 172 Democrats 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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Jackson Lee 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.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats 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:s070_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Sheila Jackson Lee'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, Jackson Lee is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Jackson Lee received a score of 74 percent on social issues and 8 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Strongly Opposes
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|Stimulus=Strongly Favors
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====American response in Syria====
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Jackson Lee}}
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===House Judiciary Committee===
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Congresswoman Jackson Lee was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee shortly after she was first sworn into Congress in 1995.<ref>[http://baic.house.gov/historical-data/congressional-committee-assignments.html ''Black Americans in Congress'', "Committee Assignments," accessed August 2, 2011]</ref> Jackson Lee has served on the committee throughout her entire congressional career.<ref>[http://jacksonlee.house.gov/biography/committeesandcaucuses.htm ''Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee'', "111th Congress Committee Assignments," accessed August 2, 2011] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Jackson Lee won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. She won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. She defeated [[Sean Seibert]] (R), [[Vince Duncan]] (I) and [[Remington Alessi]] (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14/>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Jackson Lee 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 Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. She ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary.  She defeated [[Sean Seibert]] (R) and [[Christopher Barber]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Democratic candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm Unofficial Democratic primary results]</ref>
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Jackson Lee won re-election 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 Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2012|18th District]]. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.  She defeated [[Sean Seibert]] (R) and [[Christopher Barber]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ ''Texas Democrats'', "2012 Candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012] ''([[dead link]])''</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Unofficial Democratic primary results," May 29, 2012] ''([[timed out]])''</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/459/Sheila-Jackson-Lee Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Jackson Lee attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00005818&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Sheila Jackson Lee," accessed March 25, 2013]</ref>
 
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|result2012=Won
 
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|totalraised2010=825310
 
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|result2010=Won
 
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|totalraised2008=930270
 
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|result2008=Won
 
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|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
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|result2004=Won
 
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|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
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|totalraised2000=462043
 
|result2000=Won
 
|result2000=Won
|office2000=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 18th congressional district{{!}}District 18]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Jackson Lee's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H4TX18054 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Sheila Jackson Lee Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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{{Sheila Jackson Lee 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Sheila Jackson Lee 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jackson-Lee's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Jackson Lee won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $600,451 and spent $554,810.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00005818&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Sheila Jackson Lee 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 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>
Jackson Lee won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson-Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $600,451 and spent $554,810.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00005818&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Sheila Jackson-Lee 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Jackson Lee spent $3.79 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Sheila Jackson Lee 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jackson Lee's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Sheila Jackson Lee 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jackson Lee's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Jackson Lee won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Jackson Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $825,310 and spent $1,130,371.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00005818&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Sheila Jackson Lee 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
Jackson Lee won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Jackson Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $825,310 and spent $1,130,371.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00005818&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Sheila Jackson Lee 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
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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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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street 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'', Jackson Lee's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $524,010 and $1,362,998. That averages to '''$943,504''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Jackson Lee ranked as the 216th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00005818&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Jackson Lee'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 49 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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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Jackson Lee received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Health Professionals'' industry.
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From 1993-2014, '''29.7 percent of Jackson Lee's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00005818&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee," accessed September 23, 2014]</ref>
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:: ''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'', Jackson-Lee is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sheila_jackson_lee/400199 ''Gov Track'' "Sheila Jackson-Lee," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Jackson Lee is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Jackson Lee received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sheila_jackson_lee/400199 ''GovTrack'', "Sheila Jackson Lee," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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/400199_Sheila_Jackson_Lee ''OpenCongress'', "Sheila Jackson Lee," accessed July 18, 2014]</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,'' Jackson-Lee missed 701 of 12,398 roll call votes from January 1995 to March 2013. This amounts to 5.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sheila_jackson_lee/400199 ''GovTrack,'' "Sheila Jackson-Lee," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Jackson Lee missed 759 of 13,381 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 5.7 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sheila_jackson_lee/400199 ''GovTrack'', "Sheila Jackson Lee," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===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. Jackson Lee paid her congressional staff a total of $935,934 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranks 27th 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/2801/Rep_Sheila_Jackson_Lee.html ''LegiStorm'', "Sheila Jackson Lee," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jackson Lee paid her congressional staff a total of $935,934 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranked 27th 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/2801/Rep_Sheila_Jackson_Lee.html ''LegiStorm'', "Sheila Jackson Lee," accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Jackson Lee's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $456,014 to $1,364,997. That averages to $910,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 2.62% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00005818&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Jackson Lee's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $470,014 to $1,399,997. That averages to $935,005.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00005818&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
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Jackson Lee ranked 131st in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Jackson Lee tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 59th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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Jackson Lee tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 59th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
 
:: ''See also: [[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. Jackson Lee ranked 105th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<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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Jackson Lee ranked 105th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Jackson Lee and her husband, Dr. Elwyn C. Lee, have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://jacksonlee.house.gov/Biography/ ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
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==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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Sheila Jackson Lee
Sheila Jackson Lee.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCraig Washington (D)
Leadership
Staff counsel to U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations
1977-1978
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$3.79 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Campaign $$3,914,248
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
City council member, Houston, TX
1990-1994
Municipal judge, Houston, TX
1987-1990
Education
High schoolJamaica High School
Bachelor'sYale University
J.D.University of Virginia Law School
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 12, 1950
Place of birthQueens, New York
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$943,504
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sheila Jackson Lee (b. January 12, 1950, in Queens, NY) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Jackson Lee represents Texas' 18th Congressional District and was first elected to the House in 1994.

Jackson Lee began her political career as a municipal judge in Houston, Texas, from 1987 to 1990. She then served as a city council member for Houston from 1990 to 1994.

Jackson Lee won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. She defeated Sean Seibert (R), Vince Duncan (I) and Remington Alessi (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Jackson Lee is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Jackson Lee earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.[2] From 1977-1978, she served as staff counsel to the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations.[3]

Career

  • 1987-1990: Municipal judge, Houston, TX
  • 1990-1994: Houston, TX, city council member
  • 1995-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Jackson Lee serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Jackson Lee was a member of the following House committees:[5]

  • Committee on Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
  • Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Security Ranking member

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 Lee's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Lee 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

Nay3.png Lee voted against 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]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Lee voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted 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

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 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.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Jackson Lee voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.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.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent 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. Jackson Lee joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[17] 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.[18] Lee voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

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.[20] 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. Lee voted for HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Neutral/Abstain Lee did not vote on HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Lee voted against 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

Nay3.png Lee voted against 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

Nay3.png Lee voted against 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Jackson Lee 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. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[27]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Sheila Jackson Lee'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, Jackson Lee is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Jackson Lee received a score of 74 percent on social issues and 8 percent on economic issues.[28]

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[29]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[28]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[30][31] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Jackson Lee was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[30][31]

House Judiciary Committee

Congresswoman Jackson Lee was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee shortly after she was first sworn into Congress in 1995.[32] Jackson Lee has served on the committee throughout her entire congressional career.[33]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Jackson Lee won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. She defeated Sean Seibert (R), Vince Duncan (I) and Remington Alessi (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee Incumbent 71.8% 75,963
     Republican Sean Seibert 24.8% 26,194
     Independent Vince Duncan 2.2% 2,359
     Green Remington Alessi 1.2% 1,298
Total Votes 105,814
Source: Texas Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

Jackson Lee won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 18th District. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. She defeated Sean Seibert (R) and Christopher Barber (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[34][35]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee Incumbent 75% 146,223
     Republican Sean Seibert 22.6% 44,015
     Libertarian Christopher Barber 2.4% 4,694
Total Votes 194,932
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Jackson Lee attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Jackson Lee is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackson Lee raised a total of $3,914,248 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[45]

Sheila Jackson Lee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 18) Won $600,450
2010 US House (Texas, District 18) Won $825,310
2008 US House (Texas, District 18) Won $930,270
2006 US House (Texas, District 18) Won $395,014
2004 US House (Texas, District 18) Won $381,325
2002 US House (Texas, District 18) Won $319,836
2000 US House (Texas, District 18) Won $462,043
Grand Total Raised $3,914,248


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Jackson Lee's reports.[46]

Sheila Jackson Lee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[47]April 6, 2013$160,294.34$20,900.00$(13,302.48)$167,891.86
July Quarterly[48]July 9, 2013$167,891.86$19,100.00$(18,001.07)$168,990.79
October Quarterly[49]October 5, 2013$168,990.79$46,900.00$(22,460.11)$193,430.68
Year-End[50]January 11, 2014$193,430$100,550$(24,197)$269,782
Pre-Primary[51]February 16, 2014$269,782$19,390$(15,440)$273,732
April Quarterly[52]April 5, 2014$273,732$26,500$(23,690)$276,542
July Quarterly[53]July 6, 2014$276,542$6,500$(37,579)$245,463
October Quarterly[54]October 5, 2014$245,463$93,175$(37,314)$301,323
Running totals
$333,015$(191,983.66)

2012

Jackson Lee won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $600,451 and spent $554,810.[55] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[56]

Cost per vote

Jackson Lee spent $3.79 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Jackson Lee won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Jackson Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $825,310 and spent $1,130,371.[57]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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, Jackson Lee's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $524,010 and $1,362,998. That averages to $943,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Jackson Lee ranked as the 216th most wealthy representative in 2012.[58] Between 2004 and 2012, Jackson Lee's calculated net worth[59] increased by an average of 49 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[60]

Sheila Jackson Lee Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$193,259
2012$943,504
Growth from 2004 to 2012:388%
Average annual growth:49%[61]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[62]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Jackson Lee received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Health Professionals industry.

From 1993-2014, 29.7 percent of Jackson Lee's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[63]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Sheila Jackson Lee Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,677,716
Total Spent $5,443,872
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$499,466
Lawyers/Law Firms$454,110
Industrial Unions$275,500
Transportation Unions$241,250
Oil & Gas$215,750
% total in top industry8.8%
% total in top two industries16.8%
% total in top five industries29.7%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Jackson Lee is a "far-left Democrat" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Jackson Lee received in June 2013.[64]

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.[65]

Jackson Lee most often votes with:

Jackson Lee least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Jackson Lee missed 759 of 13,381 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 5.7 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[66]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jackson Lee paid her congressional staff a total of $935,934 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[67]

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

Jackson Lee ranked 131st in the liberal rankings in 2013.[68]

2012

Jackson Lee tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 59th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[69]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Jackson Lee ranked 105th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[70]

Voting with party

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

2014

Lee voted with the Democratic Party 93.2 percent of the time, which ranked 103rd among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[71]

2013

Lee voted with the Democratic Party 95.1 percent of the time, which ranked 115th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[72]

Personal

Jackson Lee and her husband, Dr. Elwyn C. Lee, have two children.[2]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Craig Washington
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 18th District
1995-Present
Succeeded by
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