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{{Support vote}} Capito voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart,'' "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Support vote}} Capito voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart,'' "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  

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Shelley Moore Capito
Shelley Moore Capito.jpeg
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2001-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBob Wise (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$19.02 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$14,192,622
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia house of delegates
1997-2001
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
OtherM.Ed., University of Virginia
Personal
BirthdayNovember 26, 1953
Place of birthGlendale, WV
Net worth$1,504,531
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Shelley Moore Capito (b. November 26, 1953, in Glendale, West Virignia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of West Virginia. Capito was first elected by voters from the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia in 2000, and she won re-election in 2012.

Capito will vacate her seat in the U.S. House to run for U.S. Senate in the 2014 elections.[1]

Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Capito served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Capito is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, she may break with the Republican Party line more than her fellow members.

Biography

After earning her M.Ed., Capito was a college counselor and then director of an educational information center.[3]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Capito serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Capito served on the following House committees[5]:

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

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Capito 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

Voted "Yes" Capito 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.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Capito voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Capito voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Capito voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Capito voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[15]

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.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] Capito voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and 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.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Capito voted for HR 2775.[22]

Capito asked that her pay be withheld during the shutdown, and said that she would donate the pay from that period to a charity after the shutdown ended.[23]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Capito voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[24] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[25]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Capito 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.[26] The vote largely followed party lines.[27]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Capito 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.[28]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Capito 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.[29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Capito 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. She 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.[30]

Campaign themes

2012

According to her website, Capito's campaign platform included the following issues:[31]

  • Energy independence
  • Decreasing taxes and regulation
  • Health care access

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2014

Tennant Senate ad, September 2013

On November 26, 2012, Capito declared she is running for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jay Rockefeller in the 2014 elections.[32] Capito will have to vacate her seat in the U.S. House to pursue the Senate bid.[33]The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Attack ad

Capito was mentioned in an ad from Natalie Tennant. Tennant criticized Capito for voting against a mine safety act, a policy supported by other West Virginia delegates. Capito expressed displeasure with Tennant's comments, saying, "I was obviously a little surprised at the vindictive nature she came right out of the box against me. I’ve got a lot going on here, and I’ve been doing this a long time. So I’m going to stick with my strategy. I always take the high road."[34]

2012

See also: West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Capito won re-election in 2012.[35] She defeated Michael Davis and Jonathan Miller in the May 8 Republican primary,[36] and defeated Democrat Howard Swint in the November 6 general election.[36][37][38]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Howard Swint 30.2% 68,340
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito Incumbent 69.8% 157,825
Total Votes 226,165
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito Incumbent 83% 35,088
Michael Davis 5.9% 2,495
Jonathan Miller 11.1% 4,711
Total Votes 42,294

Full history


Sen. Byrd seat

When Sen. Robert C. Byrd died suddenly, he left his U.S. Senate seat--which he held longer than any other Senator in U.S. history-- unfilled. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was a possible contender in a special election to be held in West Virginia. Carte Goodwin was appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin to fill the seat until a special election could be held in November 2010. Capito released a statement that congratulated Goodwin on his temporary appointment, but also criticized the nature of the appointment:

It is troubling that upon the news of Senator Robert Byrd’s passing, the three elected executive officers of our state government who play a significant role in determining the process and timing of a Special Election – Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did not meet and work together on a course of action to address the known problems in the law. It is apparent that many elected officials, and particularly the person ultimately charged with calling a Special Election, have been more focused on political maneuvers to further their own political ambitions before fulfilling the obligations of their office on behalf of the people they were elected to serve.

Based on the person chosen from the rumored field of candidates to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy on an interim basis, it is once again evident that political ambition was the key factor in the selection. Governor Manchin followed the same path as Florida Governor Charlie Crist did last August when he appointed his former staffer for the sole purpose of protecting his own desire to run for the U.S. Senate seat...[45]

On July 21, 2010, Capito announced on WV MetroNews Talkline that she would not enter the November 2010 special election.[46]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Capito is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Capito raised a total of $14,192,622 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[47]

Shelley Moore Capito's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,449,473
2010 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $1,531,270
2008 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,217,688
2006 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,440,788
2004 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $1,604,880
2002 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $2,581,019
2000 US House (West Virginia, District 2) Won $1,367,504
Grand Total Raised $14,192,622

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 Capito's reports.[48]

Shelley Moore Capito (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2013$1,603,511.56$945,903.57$(177,913.64)$2,371,501.49
July Quarterly[50]July 15, 2013$2,371,501.49$763,974.48$(261,857)$2,873,618.97
October Quarterly[51]October 15, 2013$2,873,618.97$777,491.01$(394,409.58)$3,256,700.40
Year-end[52]January 31, 2014$3,256,700$829,899$(361,244)$3,725,355
April Quarterly[53]April 14, 2014$3,725,355.91$843,933.75$(372,408.07)$4,196,881.59
Running totals
$4,161,201.81$(1,567,832.29)

Moore has raised $900,000 from January 2013 through March 2013 for her Senate run in 2014.[54]

2012

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

Capito won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Capito's campaign committee raised a total of $2,449,473 and spent $3,001,167.[55]

Cost per vote

Capito spent $19.02 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Capito won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Capito's campaign committee raised a total of $1,531,270 and spent $996,568.[56]

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.[57]

Capito most often votes with:

Capito least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Capito is a "moderate Republican leader," as of June 26, 2013.[58]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Capito missed 109 of 8,664 roll call votes from January 2001 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[59]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Capito paid her congressional staff a total of $993,255 in 2011. Overall, West Virginia ranks 33rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[60]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Capito's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $382,064 to $2,626,998. That averages to $1,504,531, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Capito ranked as the 176th most wealthy representative in 2012.[61]

Shelley Moore Capito Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$1,504,53133.79%
2011$1,124,528-35.07%
2010$1,732,028.50N/A

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. Capito was 1 of 2 members who ranked 207th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[62]

2011

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. Capito was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 203rd in the conservative rankings.[63]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

Capito voted with the Republican Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 154th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[64]

Personal

Capito and her husband, Charles L. Capito, have three children and one grandchild.[2]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. The Washington Post, "Rep. Shelley Moore Capito will run for Senate," November 25, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Capito," Accessed June 26,2013
  3. WhoRunsGov.com "Shelley Moore Capito," Accessed November 17, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 17, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
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  25. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  26. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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  29. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  30. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  31. Shelley Moore Capito campaign website "Issues," Accessed May 2, 2012
  32. The Olympian, " Capito to run for Rockefeller's US Senate seat," November 26, 2012
  33. WTRF.com, "Goodwin rules out '14 run for W.Va. Senate seat," February 20, 2013
  34. Politico, "Shelley Moore Capito: Natalie Tennant roll-out ‘vindictive’", accessed September 23, 2013
  35. Washington Post: The Fix "Romney and Santorum demonstrate hugely different bases of support," January 4, 2012
  36. 36.0 36.1 West Virginia Metro News "2012 Primary Results," May 8, 2012
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  44. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  45. "It's official: Manchin appoints Carte Goodwin for Senate Seat," West Virginia Watchdog, July 16, 2010
  46. "AUDIO: Capito Announces on WV MetroNews Talkline She is Not Seeking Senate Seat," West Virginia Watchdog, July 21, 2010
  47. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Shelley Moore Capito," Accessed April 5, 2013
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  64. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Wise
U.S. House of Representatives - West Virginia, 2nd District
2001-Present
Succeeded by
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