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Steve Chabot

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Steve Chabot
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 1
Incumbent
In office
1995-2009, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)14
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteve Driehaus (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.66 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,524,637
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Hamilton County Commission
1990-1994
Council Member, Cincinnati City Council
1985-1990
Congressional Representative, 56th Session, United Nations General Assembly
Education
Bachelor'sHistory, College of William and Mary, 1975
J.D.Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 22, 1953
Place of birthCincinnati, OH
Net worth$792,015
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Chabot (b. January 22, 1953, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 1st Congressional District. Chabot was first elected in 1994. He won re-election in 2012.

Chabot lost the 2008 election to the U.S. House but was elected again in 2010.[1]

Chabot is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Chabot was one of the managers appointed by the U.S. House to conduct impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.[1]

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Chabot's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1975: Graduated from College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
  • 1978: Graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Ky.
  • 1975-1976: Worked as a teacher
  • 1985-1990: Served as member of Cincinnati, Ohio, city council
  • 1990-1994: Served as commissioner, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • 1995-2009: Served as a U.S Representative from Ohio
  • 1998: Appointed by U.S. House as one of the managers to conduct impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Chabot serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
  • Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution
  • Small Business
    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access

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.[3] For more information pertaining to Chabot's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[4]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Chabot 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.[5]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Chabot 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.[6]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Chabot 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.[7]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[8] 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.[9] Chabot voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[11] 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. Chabot voted against HR 2775.[12]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Chabot voted for 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 would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Chabot 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.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Chabot 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.[16]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Chabot 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.[17]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Chabot 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.[18]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Chabot's website, his campaign themes included:

  • The Economy; "...must end the uncertainty small businesses face and start pushing common-sense policies to spur innovation, development and job creation."
  • Health Care; "I support repealing the massive healthcare power-grab by the federal government and replacing it with measures that would ensure that American families have access to affordable and quality care..."
  • Social Security; "...I co-sponsored the "Social Security Preservation Act" which would have required that every penny taken out of a person's paycheck for Social Security, could only be used for Social Security, and nothing else."[19]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Chabot is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Ohio's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Chabot won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012, to represent Ohio's 1st District.[20] He defeated Jeff Sinnard (D), Jim Berns (L) and Rich Stevenson (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[21] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[21]

U.S. House, Ohio District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jeff Sinnard 37.6% 131,490
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Chabot Incumbent 57.7% 201,907
     Libertarian Jim Berns 2.8% 9,674
     Green Rich Stevenson 1.9% 6,645
Total Votes 349,716
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chabot is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Chabot raised a total of $10,524,637 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[31]

Steve Chabot's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $1,068,815
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $2,040,665
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Defeated $2,349,745
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $2,669,976
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $610,087
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $702,171
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $1,083,178
Grand Total Raised $10,524,637

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 Chabot’s reports.[32]

Steve Chabot (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2013$338,579.93$94,568.38$(33,933.27)$399,215.04
July Quarterly[34]July 15, 2013$399,215.04$150,765.00$(90,770.92)$459,209.12
October Quarterly[35]October 15, 2013$462,209.12$79,246.68$(34,118.47)$507,337.33
Year-End Quarterly[36]December 31, 2013$504,337.00$130,159.00$(39,094.00)$595,401.42
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2014$595,401.42$108,384.00$(41,444.31)$662,341.11
Running totals
$563,123.06$(239,360.97)

2012

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

Chabot won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Chabot's campaign committee raised a total of $1,068,816 and spent $737,764.[38]

Cost per vote

Chabot spent $3.66 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Chabot won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Chabot's campaign committee raised a total of $2,040,665 and spent $2,039,474.[39]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Ohio District 1, 2010 - Steve Chabot Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,040,665
Total Spent $2,039,474
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,930,201
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,971,653
Top contributors to Steve Chabot's campaign committee
JTM Provisions$22,400
United Dairy Farmers$20,000
American Financial Group$18,950
Cintas Corp$16,800
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$14,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$172,165
Retired$93,342
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$79,000
Candidate Committees$77,900
Insurance$77,378

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Chabot is a "moderate Republican follower," as of June 20, 2013.[40]

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.[41]

Chabot most often votes with:

Chabot least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Chabot missed 74 of 10,762 roll call votes from Jan 1995 to Apr 2013, which is 0.7% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[42]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Chabot paid his congressional staff a total of $828,655 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[43]

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, Chabot's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $374,031 to $1,210,000. That averages to $792,015, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 23.08% from 2010.[44]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Chabot's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $282,030 to $1,005,000. This averages out to $643,515 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[45]

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. Chabot tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 15th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[46]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Chabot was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 21st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[47]

Voting with party

2013

Chabot voted with the Republican Party 96.8% of the time, which ranked 71st among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[48]

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Biographical Directory of the U.S. House "Steve Chabot," Accessed June 20, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  5. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. 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
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  19. Chabot for Congress, "Issues" Accessed August 29, 2012
  20. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Steve Chabot" Accessed March 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission "Steve Chabot Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Chabot April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Chabot July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Chabot October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Chabot Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 6, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Chabot April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  38. Open Secrets "Steve Chabot 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  39. Open Secrets "Steve Chabot 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  40. Gov Track "Steve Chabot," Accessed June 20, 2013
  41. OpenCongress, "Steve Chabot," Accessed August 8, 2013
  42. GovTrack, "Steve Chabot" Accessed April 2013
  43. LegiStorm, "Steve Chabot," Accessed September 25, 2012
  44. OpenSecrets.org "Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  45. OpenSecrets.org, "Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  46. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  47. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  48. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Driehaus
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 1
2011–present
Succeeded by
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