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Stivers 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.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans 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>
 
Stivers 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.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans 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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====National security====
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Stivers 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>
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Stivers 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Stivers voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination=====
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{{Support vote}} Stivers 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.<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 Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Support vote}} Stivers 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.<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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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Support vote}} Stivers 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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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Support vote}} Stivers 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.<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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

Revision as of 15:29, 23 September 2013

Steve Stivers
Steve Stivers,.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 15
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMary Jo Kilroy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,846,820
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Senator, Ohio State Senate
2003-2008
Finance Director, Franklin County Republican Party
Education
Bachelor'sEconomics/International Relations, Ohio State University, 1989
Master'sOhio State University, 1996
Military service
Service/branchOhio Army National Guard
Years of service1988-2008
Personal
BirthdayMarch 24, 1965
Net worth$515,519
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Stivers (b. March 24, 1965) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Stivers was first elected in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Stivers served in the Ohio National Guard for ten years. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Stivers served in the Ohio State Senate.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Stivers 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 Stivers's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1989: Graduated from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1996: Graduated from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1988-2008: Served in the Ohio Army National Guard
  • 2003-2008: Served as a member of the member of the Ohio state senate
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Stivers serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity

Issues

Legislative actions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[3]

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.[4] For more information pertaining to Stivers's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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.[6]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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.[8]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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.[9]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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.[10] The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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.[12]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Stivers 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.[13]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 15th congressional district elections, 2012

Stivers won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 15th District.[14] He defeated Charles Chope in the March 6 Republican primary and faced Pat Lang (D) in the November 6 general election.

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

U.S. House, Ohio District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Lang 38.4% 128,188
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers Incumbent 61.6% 205,274
Total Votes 333,462
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio-District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers Incumbent 89.3% 70,191
Charles Chope 10.7% 8,404
Total Votes 78,595

Full history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Steve Stivers won election to the United States House. He defeated Mary Jo Kilroy (D), William Kammerer (L), David Ryon (Constitution) and Bill Buckel in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Ohio District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers 54.2% 119,471
     Democratic Mary Jo Kilroy 41.3% 91,077
     Libertarian William J. Kammerer 2.8% 6,116
     Constitution David Ryon 1.8% 3,887
     Write-in Bill Buckel 0% 45
Total Votes 220,596

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stivers is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Stivers raised a total of $7,846,820 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[17]

Steve Stivers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives(Ohio District 15) Won $2,748,358
2010 U.S. House of Representatives(Ohio District 15) Won $2,736,758
2008 U.S. House of Representatives(Ohio District 15) Defeated $2,361,704
Grand Total Raised $7,846,820

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 Stivers’ reports.[18]

Steve Stivers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$216,862.82$340,285.00$(78,514.58)$478,633.24
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$478,633.24$438,968.59$(163,590.91)$754,010.92
Running totals
$779,253.59$(242,105.49)


2012

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

Stivers won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stivers's campaign committee raised a total of $2,748,358 and spent $2,541,561.[21]

Cost per vote

Stivers spent $21.28 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Sessions won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Stivers's campaign committee raised a total of $2,736,758 and spent $2,735,788.[22]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Stivers is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 24, 2013.[23]

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.[24]

Stivers most often votes with:

Stivers least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Stivers missed 185 of 1,714 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 10.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [25]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Stivers paid his congressional staff a total of $893,578 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.[26]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Stivers was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Stivers's staff was given an apparent $7,291.67 in bonus money.[27]

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, Stivers's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-147,959 to $1,178,997. That averages to $515,519, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 41.22% from 2010.[28]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Stivers's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $431,038 to $1,323,000. This averages out to $877,019 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[29]

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. Stivers ranked 200th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[30]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Stivers ranked 167th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[31]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Steve Stivers voted with the Republican Party 96.6% of the time, which ranked 93rd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[32]

Recent news

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Steve Stivers," Accessed June 24, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Steve Stivers" Accessed March 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "Steve Stivers Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "Steve Stivers April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Steve Stivers July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Steve Stivers 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Steve Stivers 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  23. Gov Track "Steve Stivers," Accessed June 24, 2013
  24. OpenCongress, "Steve Stivers," Accessed August 8, 2013
  25. GovTrack, "Steve Stivers" Accessed April 2013
  26. LegiStorm, "Steve Stivers," Accessed September 25, 2012
  27. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  28. OpenSecrets.org "Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  30. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  31. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  32. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Jo Kilroy
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 15
2011–present
Succeeded by
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