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Susan Davis
Susan Davis.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 53
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBrian Bilbray (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.78 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,625,537
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1994-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley, 1964
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina, 1968
Personal
BirthdayApril 13, 1944
Place of birthCambridge, MA
Net worth$2,024,024
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Susan Davis (b. April 13, 1944, in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 53rd Congressional District. Davis was first elected to the House in 2000.

Davis most recently won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 53rd District. She defeated Nick Popaditch (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Davis began her political career in the California State Assembly, where she served from 1994 to 2000.

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

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Davis' academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1965: Graduated from University of California, Berkeley with B.A.
  • 1968: Graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with M.S.W.
  • 1983-1992: Member, San Diego, CA, Board of Education
  • 1990-1994: Executive director, Aaron Price Fellows
  • 1994-2000: California State Assembly
  • 2001-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Davis serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
  • Education and the Workforce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

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.[5] For more information pertaining to Davis's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Davis 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.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Davis 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.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Davis 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.[9]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[10] 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.[11] Davis voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

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.[13] 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. Davis voted for HR 2775.[14]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Davis voted against 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.[15]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Davis 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.[16] The vote largely followed party lines.[17]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Davis 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.[18]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Davis 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 is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[19]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Davis 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.[20]

Campaign themes

2012

Davis' campaign website listed the following issues:[21]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Susan’s top priority is to move us toward an economy that rewards those who work hard and play by the rules. She voted to hold Wall Street accountable, set up a process to wind down failing financial institutes from within to avoid government bailouts, and give consumers the financial protections they need and deserve."
  • Holding Government Accountable
Excerpt: "Susan has voted against congressional pay raises every year she has been in Congress. She slowed the revolving door between Congress and K Street, the mainstay of congressional lobbying. When the Supreme Court issued a ruling that gave corporations free reign to spend money on election ads, Susan stepped in to do something about it."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, Susan is working to improve public education, increase access to higher education and ensure our children get a world-class education. Teacher quality is a key focus of Susan’s introducing legislation to recruit the best available for the classroom. Susan helped to overhaul the federal student loan program to increase loans and grants for higher education."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "According to the League of Conservation Voters, Susan has a 96% pro-environment voting record. As San Diego emerges as a national leader in solar energy, Susan is focused on nurturing prospect of clean energy made in America. She has taken on federal bureaucratic roadblocks that are preventing San Diego homeowners from using the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program to pay for solar energy renovations to their homes."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Susan supported the historic health care reform bill to put patients in charge of their health care needs. No more being denied health care coverage for a pre-existing condition. No more losing coverage you already have if you get sick. Parents can keep their children on their health plans until the age of 26. No longer can women be charged more for health insurance because of their gender."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 53rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Davis is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 53rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Davis won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 53rd District.[1] She and Nick Popaditch (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. Davis went on to defeat Popaditch in the general election on November 6, 2012.[22][23]

U.S. House, California District 53 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Davis Incumbent 61.4% 164,825
     Republican Nick Popaditch 38.6% 103,482
Total Votes 268,307
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $5,625,537 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[30]

Susan Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 53) Won $647,361
2010 US House (California, District 53) Won $623,886
2008 US House (California, District 53) Won $591,715
2006 US House (California, District 53) Won $343,916
2004 US House (California, District 53) Won $476,368
2002 US House (California, District 53) Won $988,428
2000 US House (California, District 49) Won $1,953,863
Grand Total Raised $5,625,537

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Davis' reports.[31]

Susan Davis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$172,720.09$46,079.00$(49,667.07)$169,132.02
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$169,132.02$77,334.00$(45,698.16)$200,767.86
October Quarterly[34]October 15, 2013$200,767.86$64,839.01$(44,511.10)$221,095.77
Year-End[35]January 31, 2014$221,095$52,008$(46,234)$226,869
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$226,869$48,251$(39,322)$235,797
Pre-Primary[37]May 22, 2014$235,797$80,025$(45,442)$270,380
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2014$270,380$71,504$(21,518)$320,366
Running totals
$440,040.01$(292,392.33)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Davis' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Davis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis' campaign committee raised a total of $647,361 and spent $952,515.[39] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[40]

Cost per vote

Davis spent $5.78 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Davis' campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Davis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Davis' campaign committee raised a total of $623,886 and spent $718,077.[41]

Her 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, Davis is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[42]

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.[43]

Davis most often votes with:

Davis least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Davis missed 121 of 8,657 roll call votes from January 2001 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.4%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[44]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Davis paid her congressional staff a total of $1,123,444 in 2011. She ranked 40th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 48th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[45]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Davis' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $853,049 and $3,194,999. That averages to $2,024,024, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Davis ranked as the 148th most wealthy representative in 2012.[46]

Susan Davis Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$2,024,024-5.68%
2011$2,146,021-9.96%
2010$2,383,525N/A

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. Davis ranked 127th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[47]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 126th in the liberal rankings.[48]

Voting with party

2013

Davis voted with the Democratic Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 49th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[49]

Personal

Davis and her husband, Steve, have two children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Primary Endorsements," Accessed March 10, 2012
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Susan Davis," Accessed November 16, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. 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
  19. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  21. Campaign website, Issues
  22. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  23. Unofficial election results
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Susan Davis," Accessed March 22, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission "Susan Davis Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  39. Open Secrets "Susan Davis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  40. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  41. Open Secrets "Susan Davis 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  42. Gov Track "Susan Davis," Accessed June 7 2013
  43. OpenCongress, "Susan Davis," Accessed July 31, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "Susan Davis," Accessed April 2, 2013
  45. LegiStorm "Susan Davis"
  46. OpenSecrets.org, "Susan A. Davis (D-Calif), 2012"
  47. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  48. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  49. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Bilbray
U.S. House - California
2001-Present
Succeeded by
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