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|Project = Congress
 
|Project = Congress
 
|Name = Suzanne Bonamici  
 
|Name = Suzanne Bonamici  
|Profile picture = Suzanne bonamici.jpg  
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|Profile picture = Suzanne Bonamici.jpg
 
|Position = U.S. House, Oregon, District 1
 
|Position = U.S. House, Oregon, District 1
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = February 7, 2012-Present
 
|Tenure = February 7, 2012-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 2012
 
|Assumed office = 2012
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Per diem =  
 
|Per diem =  
 
|Pension  =  
 
|Pension  =  
|Last election = [[Oregon's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2014 = $5.61
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $11.53
 
|Appointed =  
 
|Appointed =  
 
|Appointed by =  
 
|Appointed by =  
|First elected = [[Oregon's 1st congressional district special election, 2012|January 31, 2012]]
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|First elected = [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District special election, 2012|January 31, 2012]]
 
|Term limits =  
 
|Term limits =  
|Next election = [[Oregon's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
|Campaign $=2,488,255
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|Campaign $=3,460,112
 
|Prior office = Oregon State Senate
 
|Prior office = Oregon State Senate
 
|Prior office years = 2008-2012
 
|Prior office years = 2008-2012
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|Place of birth = Detroit, MI
 
|Place of birth = Detroit, MI
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
|Net worth = $3,897,018
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|Net worth = (2012) $6,057,015
 
|Religion =  
 
|Religion =  
 
|Office website = http://bonamici.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://bonamici.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.bonamiciforcongress.com
 
|Campaign website = http://www.bonamiciforcongress.com
 
|Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Suzanne-Bonamici/130056176407
 
|Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Suzanne-Bonamici/130056176407
}}{{tnr}}'''Suzanne Bonamici''' (b. October 14, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]], representing [[Oregon's 1st congressional district]]. She was first elected to this position in a [[Oregon's 1st congressional district special election, 2012|special election]] on January 31, 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Suzanne Bonamici''' (b. October 14, 1954, in Detroit, [[Michigan]]) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]], representing [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District]]. She was first elected to this position in a [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District special election, 2012|special election]] on January 31, 2012.
  
Bonamici was re-elected in the general election on November 6, 2012. She defeated [[Delinda Morgan]] (R), [[Robert Ekstrom]] (Constitution), and [[Steven Reynolds]] (Libertarian, Progressive).<ref name="cnnreturns">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/OR/house ''CNN'' "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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Bonamici won re-election in 2014. She ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name=primary>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/OR_US_House_0520.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014]</ref><ref name=run/> She also ran as a [[Working Families Party]] candidate.<ref name=gen>[https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/cfFilings.do?sort=asc&cfSearchButtonName=sort&by=OFFICE ''Oregon Secretary of State'', "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed September 3, 2014]</ref> Bonamici defeated [[Jason Yates]] (R), [[James Foster]] (L) and [[Cody Reynolds|Steven Cody Reynolds]] (Progressive) in the general election.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
 
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Bonamici began her political career as a member of the [[Oregon House of Representatives]], where she served from 2006 to 2008. She then served in the [[Oregon State Senate]] from 2008 until her election to the U.S. House in 2012.
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
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Bonamici earned her associate degree from Lane Community College. She went on to receive her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Oregon.<ref name=bio>[http://www.bonamiciforcongress.com/about/ ''Suzanne Bonamici for Congress'', "About Suzanne," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref> She is a former legislative assistant for the Oregon State House of Representatives. She has also worked as attorney/legal assistant for Lane County Legal Aid Service and as a consumer protection attorney. She began her political career as a member of the [[Oregon House of Representatives]], where she served from 2007 to 2008. She then served in the [[Oregon State Senate]] from 2008 until her election to the U.S. House in 2012.
Bonamici is a former Legislative Assistant for the Oregon State House of Representatives. She has also worked as Attorney/Legal Assistant for Lane County Legal Aid Service and as a Consumer Protection Attorney.
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Bonamici earned her AA from Lane Community College. She went on to receive her BA and JD from the University of Oregon.
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==Career==
 
==Career==
*2006-2008: [[Oregon House of Representatives]]
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Bonamici's academic professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001278 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "BONAMICI, Suzanne, (1954 - )," accessed February 9, 2015]</ref>
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*2012-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District]]
 
*2008-2012: [[Oregon State Senate]]
 
*2008-2012: [[Oregon State Senate]]
*2012-Present: U.S Representative from Oregon
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*2006-2008: [[Oregon House of Representatives]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Bonamici serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Education and the Workforce Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce#Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education|Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce#Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions|Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Science, Space, and Technology Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology#Environment|Subcommittee on Environment]], ''Ranking Member''
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology#Research and Technology|Subcommittee on Research and Technology]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Bonamici serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Bonamici served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
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===Oregon Senate===
 
===Oregon Senate===
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Bonamici served on the following committees while a member of the [[Oregon State Senate]].
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Bonamici served on the following committees:
 
*[[Education and Workforce Development Committee, Oregon State Senate]]  
 
*[[Education and Workforce Development Committee, Oregon State Senate]]  
 
*[[General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection Committee, Oregon State Senate]]  
 
*[[General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection Committee, Oregon State Senate]]  
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*[[Redistricting Committee, Oregon State Senate]]  
 
*[[Redistricting Committee, Oregon State Senate]]  
 
*[[Joint Legislative Counsel Committee, Oregon State Legislature|Joint Legislative Counsel]]
 
*[[Joint Legislative Counsel Committee, Oregon State Legislature|Joint Legislative Counsel]]
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====2010====
 
====2010====
Bonamici served on the following committees while a member of the [[Oregon State Senate]].
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Bonamici served on the following committees:
 
* [[Consumer Protection and Public Affairs Committee, Oregon Senate]]
 
* [[Consumer Protection and Public Affairs Committee, Oregon Senate]]
 
* [[Education and General Government Committee, Oregon Senate]]
 
* [[Education and General Government Committee, Oregon Senate]]
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* [[Online Learning Task Force Committee, Oregon State Legislature]]
 
* [[Online Learning Task Force Committee, Oregon State Legislature]]
  
===Redistricting 2010===
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====Redistricting====
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In 2010, Bonamici was selected to chair the Senate Redistricting Committee. Bonamici said, "Redistricting is a major responsibility of the Legislature, and I’m honored to be leading the Senate’s effort...we need to make sure those changes are reflected in how Oregonians are represented in the Legislature and Congress. I’m looking forward to leading this bipartisan committee to accomplish a difficult and important task."<ref>[http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=129228331109022900 ''Beaverton Valley Times'', "Bonamici and Hass secure leadership roles on state Senate committees," December 13, 2010]</ref>
  
In 2010, Bonamici was selected to chair the Senate Redistricting Committee. Said Bonamici, "Redistricting is a major responsibility of the Legislature, and I’m honored to be leading the Senate’s effort...we need to make sure those changes are reflected in how Oregonians are represented in the Legislature and Congress. I’m looking forward to leading this bipartisan committee to accomplish a difficult and important task."<ref>[http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=129228331109022900 ''Beaverton Valley Times'' "Bonamici and Hass secure leadership roles on state Senate committees," December 13, 2010]</ref>
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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====National security====
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Nay vote}} Bonamici voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/59641/suzanne-bonamici#.Ulw421N0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Suzanne Bonamici Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Yea vote}} Bonamici voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Nay vote}} Bonamici voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Yea vote}} Bonamici voted in support of 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 name="votes"/>
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====Economy====
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Bonamici voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. Bonamici voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Nay vote}} Bonamici 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. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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{{Nay vote}} Bonamici 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 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 name="votes"/>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act=====
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{{Nay vote}} Bonamici voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Yea vote}} Bonamici voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal cliff====
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{{Yea vote}} Bonamici 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 one 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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[[File:S080_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Suzanne Bonamici's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
Bonamici 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 one 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.<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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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2014.asp?quiz=Pres2016 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Bonamici is a '''Hard-Core Liberal'''. Bonamici received a score of 81 percent on social issues and 8 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Bonamici|Date=April 19, 2015|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Suzanne_Bonamici.htm ''On The Issues'', "Suzanne Bonamici Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Strongly Opposes
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|ObamaCare= Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals= Unknown
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Guns= Opposes
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|Taxes= Strongly Favors
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|Citizenship= Favors
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations= Opposes
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|Military= Strongly Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran= Strongly Favors
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|Energy= Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana= Opposes
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|Stimulus= Favors
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}}
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===American response in Syria===
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Bonamici}}
  
 
==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Bonamici won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. She ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name=primary/><ref name=run>[http://www.bonamiciforcongress.com/ ''Suzanne Bonamici for Congress'', "News release: Bonamici officially files candidacy for re-election for second full term in U.S. Congress," February 27, 2014]</ref> She also ran as a [[Working Families Party]] candidate.<ref name=gen/> Bonamici defeated [[Jason Yates]] (R), [[James Foster]] (L) and [[Cody Reynolds|Steven Cody Reynolds]] (Progressive) in the general election.<ref name=huffpost14/>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012]]''
 
:''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012]]''
Bonamici won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns"/><ref>[http://blog.oregonlive.com/mapesonpolitics/2011/10/how_much_credit_can_suzanne_bo.html ''The Oregonian'' "http://blog.oregonlive.com/mapesonpolitics/2011/10/how_much_credit_can_suzanne_bo.html?," October 11, 2011]</ref> She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 15th. Bonamici then defeated three challengers in the November 6th general election: [[Delinda Morgan]] (R), [[Robert Ekstrom]] (Constitution), and [[Steven Reynolds]] (Libertarian, Progressive).
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Bonamici won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns"/><ref>[http://blog.oregonlive.com/mapesonpolitics/2011/10/how_much_credit_can_suzanne_bo.html ''The Oregonian'', "How much credit can Suzanne Bonamici claim for legislative redistricting?," accessed October 11, 2011]</ref> She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 15. Bonamici then defeated three challengers in the November 6 general election: [[Delinda Morgan]] (R), [[Robert Ekstrom]] (Constitution) and [[Steven Reynolds]] (Libertarian, Progressive).
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====Special election====
 
====Special election====
Bonamici won election to the [[U.S. House]] in the [[Oregon's 1st congressional district special election, 2012|special election]] on January 31, 2012.<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/01/suzanne_bonamici_wins_special.html ''Oregonlive.com'', "Suzanne Bonamici wins special election for Oregon's 1st Congressional District", January 31, 2012]</ref>
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Bonamici won election to the [[U.S. House]] in the [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District special election, 2012|special election]] on January 31, 2012.<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/01/suzanne_bonamici_wins_special.html ''Oregonlive.com'', "Suzanne Bonamici wins special election for Oregon's 1st Congressional District," accessed January 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
=====Opponent targeted=====
 
=====Opponent targeted=====
Bonamici's special election opponent, [[Robert Cornilles]], was targeted by the [[Super PAC]] [[House Majority PAC]]. The Democratic-allied PAC spent about $300,000 on defeating Cornilles,<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/indexpend.php?strID=C00495028&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "House Majority PAC Independent Expenditures," Accessed May 4, 2012]</ref> primarily through TV ads.<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Super-PACs-congressional-races/2012/01/30/id/425980 ''Newsmax'' "[[Super PAC]]s Getting Involved in Congressional Races," January 30, 2012]</ref>
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Bonamici's special election opponent, [[Robert Cornilles]], was targeted by the [[Super PAC]] [[House Majority PAC]]. The Democratic-allied PAC spent about $300,000 on defeating Cornilles, primarily through TV ads.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/indexpend.php?strID=C00495028&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "House Majority PAC Independent Expenditures," accessed May 4, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Super-PACs-congressional-races/2012/01/30/id/425980 ''Newsmax'', "Super PACs Getting Involved in Congressional Races," accessed January 30, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Full history===
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
::''See also: [[Oregon State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also: [[Oregon State Senate elections, 2010]]''
Bonamici won re-election to the [[Oregon State Senate]] against [[Stevan Kirkpatrick]] (R).<ref>[http://gov.oregonlive.com/election/2010/Legislature/ ''Oregon Live Election,'' Election Results]</ref> Bonamici was not opposed in the Democratic primary election on May 18, 2010.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/may182010/results/ss.pdf 2010 Oregon Primary Election Results]</ref> The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
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Bonamici won re-election to the [[Oregon State Senate]] against [[Stevan Kirkpatrick]] (R).<ref>[http://gov.oregonlive.com/election/2010/Legislature/ ''Oregon Live Election'', "Election Results," accessed November 9, 2010]</ref> Bonamici was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 18, 2010.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/may182010/results/ss.pdf ''Oregon Secretary of State'', "2010 Oregon Primary Election Results," accessed June 29, 2010]</ref> The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Bonamici won re-election to the 17th district in the [[Oregon State Senate]]. Bonamici had no challenger. <ref>[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/nov42008/results/ss.pdf 2008 election results, Oregon Senate] </ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Bonamici won re-election to the 17th District in the [[Oregon State Senate]]. Bonamici had no challenger.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/nov42008/results/ss.pdf ''Oregon Secretary of State'', "2008 election results, Oregon Senate," accessed June 21, 2010] </ref>
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/484/Suzanne-Bonamici Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Bonamici attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00033474&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Suzanne Bonamici," accessed April 20, 2015]</ref>
 
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===2014===
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Bonamici won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Bonamici's campaign committee raised a total of $971,857 and spent $897,512.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033474&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Suzanne Bonamici 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2015]</ref> This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 10, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Bonamici spent $5.61 per general election vote received in 2014.
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Oregon District 1
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $971,857
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|total spent = $897,512
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|opponent raised =$22,623
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|opponent spent =$22,238
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|org1 = Perkins Coie
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|org2 = Nike Inc
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|org3 = Intel Corp
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|org4 = American Crystal Sugar
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|org5 = American Federation of Teachers
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|orgdonor1 = $15,450
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|orgdonor2 = $14,100
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|orgdonor3 = $12,500
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind3 = Health Professionals
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|ind4 = Retired
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|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
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|inddonor1 = $98,100
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|inddonor2 = $56,750
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|inddonor3 = $48,850
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|inddonor4 = $46,800
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|inddonor5 = $41,500
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Suzanne Bonamici's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Breakdown of the source of Bonamici's campaign funds before the 2012 general election.]]
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Bonamici won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. During that election cycle, Bonamici's campaign committee raised a total of $2,488,256 and spent $2,280,582.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=OR01&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013]</ref>
Bonamici won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. During that election cycle, Bonamici's campaign committee raised a total of $2,488,256 and spent $2,280,582.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=OR01&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Bonamici spent $11.53 per vote received in 2012.
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|party = Democratic
 
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|total raised =  $2,488,256
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|inddonor5 = $92,600
 
|inddonor5 = $92,600
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Bonamici received $101,107 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Bonamici received $101,107 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Bonamici collected $113,448 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=100399 2008 contributions]</ref>
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In 2008, Bonamici collected $113,448 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=100399 ''Follow the Money'', "Candidate Summary, Suzanne Bonamici," accessed June 30, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Bonamici's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,854,030 to $9,260,000. That averages to '''$6,057,015''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Bonamici ranked as the 59th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033474&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Bonamici, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2011 and 2012, Bonamici's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 52 percent per year.
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Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Bonamici received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in [[Oregon's 1st Congressional District]] was ''Educational services, and health care and social assistance,'' according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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From 2011-2014, '''27.84 percent of Bonamici's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00033474&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Suzanne Bonamici," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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|party =Democratic
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|total raised = 3195109
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|total spent =2688567
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|ind2 =Public Sector Unions
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|ind3 =Retired
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|ind4 = Leadership PACs
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|ind5 =Health Professions
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|inddonor1 =377944
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|inddonor2 = 156000
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|inddonor3 = 152125
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|inddonor4 = 110000
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|inddonor5 = 93600
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|district =Educational services, and health care and social assistance
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==Analysis==
 
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bonamici is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of June 4, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/suzanne_bonamici/412501 ''Gov Track'' "Suzanne Bonamici," Accessed June 4, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bonamici was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democrat]]" as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/suzanne_bonamici/412501 ''GovTrack'', "Suzanne Bonamici," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412501_Suzanne_Bonamici ''OpenCongress'', "Suzanne Bonamici," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Dan Kildee]]
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Bonamici least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Randy Weber]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Bonamici missed 1 of 711 roll call votes,from Feb 2012 to Mar 2013, which is 0.1% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/suzanne_bonamici/412501 ''GovTrack,'' "Suzanne Bonamici," Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Bonamici missed one of 1,694 roll call votes from February 2012 to July 2014, which is 0.1 percent of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/suzanne_bonamici/412501 ''GovTrack'', "Suzanne Bonamici," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bonamici's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,359,037 and $5,435,000. That averages to $3,897,018, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033474&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Suzanne Bonamici, (D-Ore), 2011"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
Each year, ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
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Each year, ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Bonamici was one of four members of Congress who ranked 31st in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House liberal scores by issue area," July 22, 2014]</ref>
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====2012====
 
====2012====
According to the data released in 2013, Bonamici was ranked the 79th most liberal representative during 2012. This is the most liberal ranking earned by a representative of Oregon in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Bonamici ranked 79th in the liberal rankings in 2012, the highest liberal ranking of any representative from Oregon that year.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House liberal scores by issue area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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====2013====
 
====2013====
The website ''Open Congress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bonamici has voted with the Democratic Party '''98.1%''' of the time. This ranked 5th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/votes_with_party/house/democrat ''Open Congress'' "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013]</ref>
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Bonamici voted with the Democratic Party '''98.1 percent''' of the time. This ranked fifth among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/votes_with_party/house/democrat ''OpenCongress'', "Voting With Party," accessed June 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Bonamici and her husband Michael Simon have two children.
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Bonamici and her husband, Michael, have two children.<ref name=bio>[http://www.bonamiciforcongress.com/about/ ''Suzanne Bonamici for Congress'', "About Suzanne," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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*[[Oregon]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Oregon]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]
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*[[Oregon's 1st Congressional District]]
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Latest revision as of 17:55, 26 April 2015

Suzanne Bonamici
Suzanne Bonamici.jpg
U.S. House, Oregon, District 1
Incumbent
In office
February 7, 2012-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorDavid Wu (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.61 in 2014
First electedJanuary 31, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$3,460,112
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State Senate
2008-2012
Oregon State House of Representatives
2007-2008
Education
Associate'sLane Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon
J.D.University of Oregon
Personal
Date of birthOctober 14, 1954
Place of birthDetroit, MI
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth(2012) $6,057,015
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Suzanne Bonamici (b. October 14, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Oregon's 1st Congressional District. She was first elected to this position in a special election on January 31, 2012.

Bonamici won re-election in 2014. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[1][2] She also ran as a Working Families Party candidate.[3] Bonamici defeated Jason Yates (R), James Foster (L) and Steven Cody Reynolds (Progressive) in the general election.[4]

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

Biography

Bonamici earned her associate degree from Lane Community College. She went on to receive her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Oregon.[5] She is a former legislative assistant for the Oregon State House of Representatives. She has also worked as attorney/legal assistant for Lane County Legal Aid Service and as a consumer protection attorney. She began her political career as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, where she served from 2007 to 2008. She then served in the Oregon State Senate from 2008 until her election to the U.S. House in 2012.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bonamici's academic professional and political career:[6]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Bonamici serves on the following committees:[7]

2013-2014

Bonamici served on the following committees:[8]

Oregon Senate

2011

Bonamici served on the following committees:

2010

Bonamici served on the following committees:

Redistricting

In 2010, Bonamici was selected to chair the Senate Redistricting Committee. Bonamici said, "Redistricting is a major responsibility of the Legislature, and I’m honored to be leading the Senate’s effort...we need to make sure those changes are reflected in how Oregonians are represented in the Legislature and Congress. I’m looking forward to leading this bipartisan committee to accomplish a difficult and important task."[9]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[10] For more information pertaining to Bonamici's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Bonamici voted in favor of 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Yea3.png Bonamici voted in support of 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.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[14] 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.[15] Bonamici voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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 funded 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.[17] 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. Bonamici voted for HR 2775.[18]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Bonamici 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Bonamici 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 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]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Bonamici voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Bonamici voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Bonamici 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 one 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.[19]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Suzanne Bonamici's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Bonamici is a Hard-Core Liberal. Bonamici received a score of 81 percent on social issues and 8 percent on economic issues.[20]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[21]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[20] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[22][23] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Bonamici was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[22][23]

Elections

2014

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

Bonamici won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[1][2] She also ran as a Working Families Party candidate.[3] Bonamici defeated Jason Yates (R), James Foster (L) and Steven Cody Reynolds (Progressive) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bonamici Incumbent 57.3% 160,038
     Republican Jason Yates 34.5% 96,245
     Libertarian James Foster 4% 11,213
     Green Steven Cody Reynolds 4% 11,163
     Miscellaneous Miscellaneous 0.2% 594
Total Votes 279,253
Source: Oregon Secretary of State

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012

Bonamici won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012.[24][25] She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 15. Bonamici then defeated three challengers in the November 6 general election: Delinda Morgan (R), Robert Ekstrom (Constitution) and Steven Reynolds (Libertarian, Progressive).

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bonamici Incumbent 59.6% 197,845
     Republican Delinda Morgan 33% 109,699
     Progressive Steven Reynolds 4.5% 15,009
     Constitution Robert Ekstrom 2.7% 8,918
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 509
Total Votes 331,980
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Media


"House Majority PAC ad against Robert Cornilles: 'Six Employees'"

Special election

Bonamici won election to the U.S. House in the special election on January 31, 2012.[26]

Opponent targeted

Bonamici's special election opponent, Robert Cornilles, was targeted by the Super PAC House Majority PAC. The Democratic-allied PAC spent about $300,000 on defeating Cornilles, primarily through TV ads.[27][28]

Full history


2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Bonamici won re-election to the Oregon State Senate against Stevan Kirkpatrick (R).[30] Bonamici was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 18, 2010.[31] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Oregon State Senate, District 17 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Suzanne Bonamici (D) 32,281
Stevan Kirkpatrick (R) 18,041

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bonamici won re-election to the 17th District in the Oregon State Senate. Bonamici had no challenger.[32]

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Bonamici attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Bonamici is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bonamici raised a total of $3,460,112 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 20, 2015.[33]

Suzanne Bonamici's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Oregon, District 1) Won $971,857
2012 U.S. House (Oregon, District 1) Won $2,488,255
Grand Total Raised $3,460,112


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Bonamici won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Bonamici's campaign committee raised a total of $971,857 and spent $897,512.[34] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[35]

Cost per vote

Bonamici spent $5.61 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Oregon District 1, 2014 - Suzanne Bonamici Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $971,857
Total Spent $897,512
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $22,623
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $22,238
Top contributors to Suzanne Bonamici's campaign committee
Perkins Coie$15,450
Nike Inc$14,100
Intel Corp$12,500
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$98,100
Public Sector Unions$56,750
Health Professionals$48,850
Retired$46,800
Building Trade Unions$41,500

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bonamici’s reports.[36]

2012

Bonamici won re-election to the United States House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. During that election cycle, Bonamici's campaign committee raised a total of $2,488,256 and spent $2,280,582.[46]

Cost per vote

Bonamici spent $11.53 per vote received in 2012.


2010

In 2010, Bonamici received $101,107 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[47]

2008

In 2008, Bonamici collected $113,448 in donations.[48]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
Bonamici, Suzanne $5,594
Nike $3,300
Beaverton Education Association $3,000

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Bonamici's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,854,030 to $9,260,000. That averages to $6,057,015, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Bonamici ranked as the 59th most wealthy representative in 2012.[49] Between 2011 and 2012, Bonamici's calculated net worth[50] increased by an average of 52 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[51]

Suzanne Bonamici Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$3,977,665
2012$6,057,015
Growth from 2011 to 2012:52%
Average annual growth:52%[52]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[53]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Bonamici received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Oregon's 1st Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[54]

From 2011-2014, 27.84 percent of Bonamici's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[55]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Suzanne Bonamici Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,195,109
Total Spent $2,688,567
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$377,944
Public Sector Unions$156,000
Retired$152,125
Leadership PACs$110,000
Health Professions$93,600
% total in top industry11.83%
% total in top two industries16.71%
% total in top five industries27.84%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bonamici was a "moderate Democrat" as of July 2014.[56]

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]

Bonamici most often votes with:

Bonamici least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Bonamici missed one of 1,694 roll call votes from February 2012 to July 2014, which is 0.1 percent of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.[58]

National Journal vote ratings

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Bonamici was one of four members of Congress who ranked 31st in the liberal rankings in 2013.[59]

2012

Bonamici ranked 79th in the liberal rankings in 2012, the highest liberal ranking of any representative from Oregon that year.[60]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Bonamici voted with the Democratic Party 96.1 percent of the time, which ranked sixth among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[61]

2013

Bonamici voted with the Democratic Party 98.1 percent of the time. This ranked fifth among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.[62]

Personal

Bonamici and her husband, Michael, have two children.[5]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  50. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  51. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  53. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  62. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 4, 2013
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U.S. House of Representatives - Oregon District 1
2012–present
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Oregon State Senate District 17
2008–2012
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Oregon House of Representatives
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