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McClintock won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012|4th District]] as a Republican.<ref name="cnnr"/> He and [[Jack Uppal]] (D) advanced past the [[blanket primary]] on June 5, 2012.  McClintock then defeated Uppal in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
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McClintock won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012|4th District]] as a Republican.<ref name="cnnr"/> He and [[Jack Uppal]] (D) advanced past the [[blanket primary]] on June 5, 2012.  McClintock then defeated Uppal in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
  
 
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Tom McClintock
Tom McClintock.JPG
U.S. House, California, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Doolittle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.69 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,735,219
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1982-1992, 1996-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California-Los Angeles, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1956
Place of birthWhite Plains, NY
Net worth-$30,498
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Tom McClintock (b. July 10, 1956, in White Plains, New York) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 4th Congressional District. McClintock was first elected to the House in 2008.

McClintock most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 4th District. He defeated Jack Uppal in the general election.[1]

McClintock began his political career in the California State Assembly, serving from 1982 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000. He then served in the California State Senate from 2000 until his election to the U.S. House in 2008.

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

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McClintock 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.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of McClintock's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1988: Graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with B.A.
  • 1982-1992, 1996-2000: California State Assembly
  • 1992: Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House
  • 2000-2008: California State Senate
  • 2003: Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of California
  • 2009-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McClintock serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to McClintock's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" McClintock 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.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" McClintock voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" McClintock 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.[8]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[9] 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.[10] McClintock voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

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.[12] 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. McClintock voted against HR 2775.[13]

2013 Farm Bill

Voted "No" In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[14][15] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[16] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[17] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[17][18] McClintock was 1 of the 12 who voted against the measure.[17]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[16] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[16]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" McClintock 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.[19]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" McClintock 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.[20] The vote largely followed party lines.[21]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" McClintock 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.[22]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" McClintock 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.[23]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" McClintock voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, McClintock is 1 of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[25]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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

2012

See also: California's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

McClintock won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 4th District as a Republican.[1] He and Jack Uppal (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. McClintock then defeated Uppal in the general election on November 6, 2012.[26][27]

U.S. House, California District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom McClintock Incumbent 61.1% 197,803
     Democratic Jack Uppal 38.9% 125,885
Total Votes 323,688
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McClintock is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, McClintock raised a total of $6,735,219 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[30]

Tom McClintock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 4) Won $1,191,742
2010 US House (California, District 4) Won $1,871,624
2008 US House (California, District 4) Won $3,671,853
Grand Total Raised $6,735,219

2014

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

Tom McClintock (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$373,608.70$145,884.23$(118,418.37)$401,074.56
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$401,074.56$135,568.99$(151,925.79)$384,717.76
October Quarterly[34]October 15, 2013$384,717.76$134,179.13$(152,995.99)$365,900.90
Year-End[35]January 31, 2014$365,900$151,704$(150,416)$367,188
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$367,588$221,955$(84,330)$505,212
Pre-Primary[37]May 22, 2014$505,212$178,898$(224,732)$459,477
Running totals
$968,189.35$(882,818.15)

2012

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

McClintock won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McClintock's campaign committee raised a total of $1,191,742 and spent $1,125,498.[38] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[39]

Cost per vote

McClintock spent $5.69 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of McClintock's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

McClintock won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, McClintock's campaign committee raised a total of $1,871,624 and spent $1,703,385.[40]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 4, 2010 - Tom McClintock Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,871,624
Total Spent $1,703,385
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $32,176
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $24,672
Top contributors to Tom McClintock's campaign committee
Technical Maintenance Support Inc$14,400
AT&T Inc$12,500
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$10,000
Honeywell International$10,000
Belkin International$9,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$141,587
Republican/Conservative$68,012
Real Estate$44,950
Casinos/Gambling$34,600
Insurance$25,300

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McClintock is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[41]

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.[42]

McClintock most often votes with:

McClintock least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McClintock missed 11 of 3,350 roll call votes from January 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[43]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McClintock paid his congressional staff a total of $1,028,063 in 2011. He ranked 211th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 133rd 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.[44]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, McClintock is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. McClintock's staff was given an apparent $500.00 in bonus money.[45]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, McClintock's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$96,995 and $35,999. That averages to -$30,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 147.28% from 2010.[46]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, McClintock's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $19,005 and $110,000. That averages to $64,502.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[47]

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. McClintock ranked 206th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[48]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McClintock ranked 192nd in the conservative rankings.[49]

Voting with party

2013

McClintock voted with the Republican Party 90.5% of the time, which ranked 220th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[50]

Personal

McClintock and his wife, Lori, have two children.

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Tom McClintock," Accessed November 2, 2011
  3. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Washington Post, "Farm bill passes narrowly in House, without food stamp funding," accessed July 15, 2013
  15. USA Today, "House passes farm bill; strips out food-stamp program," accessed July 15, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Fox News, "House narrowly passes farm bill after Republicans carve out food stamps," accessed July 15, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Washington Post, "Which Republicans voted against the Farm Bill?," accessed July 15, 2013
  18. Politico, "Farm bill 2013: House narrowly passes pared-back version," accessed July 15, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. 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
  23. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  25. RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
  26. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  27. Unofficial election results
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Tom McClintock," Accessed March 22, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission "Tom McClintock Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Tom McClintock April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Tom McClintock July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Tom McClintock October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Tom McClintock Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Tom McClintock April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Tom McClintock Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  38. Open Secrets "Tom McClintock 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  39. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  40. Open Secrets "Tom McClintock 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
  41. Gov Track "Tom McClintock," Accessed June 7 2013
  42. OpenCongress, "Tom McClintock," Accessed July 31, 2013
  43. GovTrack, "Tom McClintock," Accessed April 2, 2013
  44. LegiStorm "Tom McClintock"
  45. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  46. OpenSecrets.org, "McClintock, (R-California), 2011"
  47. OpenSecrets.org, "McClintock, (R-California), 2010"
  48. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  49. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  50. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Doolittle
U.S. House - California District 4
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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