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{{Oppose vote}} Stockman voted against 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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{{Oppose vote}} Stockman voted against 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.<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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Steve Stockman
Steve Stockman.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Texas
Current office
U.S. House, Texas, District 36
Assumes office
January 3, 2013
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$2.19 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$365,285
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House
1994-1996
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Personal
BirthdayNovember 14, 1956
Place of birthBloomfield Hills, Michigan
ProfessionAccountant
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Stockman (b. November 14, 1956, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 36th Congressional District of Texas. He was first elected on November 6, 2012. He defeated Max Martin (D) and Michael Cole (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Stockman is one of nine individuals, seven Democrats and two Republicans, elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who have prior congressional experience.[2][3] Stockman previously served from 1994 to 1996.

Stockman is seeking election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, challenging incumbent John Cornyn in the Republican primary.[4]

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

Biography

Stockman grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He moved down to Texas during the 1980s when the job market was picking up in Texas. He got his bachelor's degree at the age of 34.[5]

Career

  • 1990-1994: Accountant[5]
  • 1994-1996: U.S. House of Representatives[5]
  • 2005-2007: Director, campus leadership program, Leadership Institute[5]
  • 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Stockman serves on the following committees:[6]

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.[7] For more information pertaining to Stockman's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Stockman voted against 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Stockman voted against 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Stockman voted against 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

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Neutral/Abstain 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.[12] 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.[13] Stockman did not vote on the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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.[15] 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. Stockman voted against HR 2775.[16]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Stockman 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.[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Stockman voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[18] The vote largely followed party lines.[19]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Stockman voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[20]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Stockman voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[21]

Campaign themes

2012

Stockman's campaign website listed the following issues:[22]

  • Securing Our Borders
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a constitutional amendment to prevent citizenship and benefits to anchor babies of illegal aliens"
  • Protecting Our Gun Rights
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a bill eliminating background checks, waiting periods, and registration for firearms"
  • Protecting The Inalienable Right To Life
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored the ban on Partial Birth Abortions"
  • Protecting Our Families
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored “Megan’s Law,” requiring parents to be notified if a sex offender moves into your community"
  • Protecting Our Faith
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored the Defense of Marriage Act to stop federal recognition of homosexual marriage"

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2014

Stockman is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Texas. Stockman is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014. He is challenging GOP incumbent John Cornyn. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012

Stockman won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 36th District. He and Stephen Takach defeated Jerry Doyle, Jim Engstrand, Ky D. Griffin, Mike Jackson, Chuck Meyer, Kim Morrell, Lois Dickson Myers, Keith Casey, Daniel Whitton and Tim Wintill in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. Stockman went on to defeat Takach in the July 31 runoff. He then defeated Max Martin (D) and Michael Cole (L) in the general election on November 6.[23][24][25]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 70.7% 165,405
     Democratic Max Martin 26.6% 62,143
     Libertarian Michael K. Cole 2.7% 6,284
Total Votes 233,832
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 36 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 55.3% 21,472
Stephen Takach 44.7% 17,378
Total Votes 38,850

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U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Takach Incumbent 22.4% 12,208
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 21.8% 11,858
Mike Jackson 19.8% 10,786
Jim Engstrand 9.4% 5,114
Ky D. Griffin 7.4% 4,025
Charles Meyer 4% 2,156
Kim Morrell 3.5% 1,930
Lois Dickson Myers 2.9% 1,558
Jerry Doyle 2.7% 1,479
Keith Casey 2.3% 1,225
Daniel Whitton 2% 1,110
Tim Wintill 1.8% 984
Total Votes 54,433

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stockman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stockman raised a total of $365,285 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[27]

Steve Stockman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 36) Won $365,285
Grand Total Raised $365,285

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stockman's reports.[28]

Steve Stockman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2013$367$65,820$(50,251)$19,248
July Quarterly[30]July 14, 2013$19,248$84,285$(72,671)$30,862
October Quarterly[31]October 16, 2013$30,862$115,401$(106,762)$39,502
Year-End[32]January 31, 2014$39,502$169,297$(161,592)$47,206
Running totals
$434,803$(391,276)

2012

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

Stockman won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stockman's campaign committee raised a total of $365,285 and spent $361,604.[33] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[34]

Cost per vote

Stockman spent $2.19 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Stockman is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 4, 2013.[35]

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.[36]

Stockman most often votes with:

Stockman least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Stockman missed 78 of 1,429 roll call votes from January 1995 to March 2013. This amounts to 5.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[37]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

OpenSecrets.org does not have financial information for Stockman in the year 2011.[38]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Stockman has voted with the Republican Party 91.1% of the time. This ranked 220th among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[39]

Personal

Stockman is married.[40]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
  3. The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
  4. The Texas Tribune, "Stockman Files to Run Against Cornyn," December 9, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 National Journal "Texas, 36th House District: Steve Stockman (R)," November 7, 2012
  6. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. Campaign website, Issues
  23. Republican candidate list
  24. Unofficial Republican primary results
  25. Associated Press primary runoff results
  26. Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Republican Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
  27. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Steve Stockman," Accessed March 25, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission "Steve Stockman Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stockman April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stockman July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stockman October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stockman Year-End," accessed February 16, 2014
  33. Open Secrets "Steve Stockman 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  34. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  35. Gov Track "Steve Stockman," Accessed June 4, 2013
  36. OpenCongress, "Steve Stockman," Accessed August 2, 2013
  37. GovTrack, "Steve Stockman," Accessed April 2, 2013
  38. OpenSecrets.org "Steve Stockman (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  39. OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
  40. Project Vote Smart biography
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