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|Profile picture =Tom Petri.jpg
 
|Profile picture =Tom Petri.jpg
 
|Position = U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 6
 
|Position = U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 6
|Status = Incumbent
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|Status = Former Representative
|Tenure = April 3, 1979-present
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|Tenure = 1979-2015
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Assumed office = 1979
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|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Predecessor = William A. Steiger (R)
 
|Predecessor = William A. Steiger (R)
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
 
|Per diem =
 
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|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election =[[Wisconsin's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election =[[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected =April 3, 1979
 
|First elected =April 3, 1979
|Term limits =
 
|Next election =[[Wisconsin's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
 
|Prior office =Wisconsin State Senate
 
|Prior office =Wisconsin State Senate
 
|Prior office years = 1973-1979
 
|Prior office years = 1973-1979
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|Prior office 3 =
 
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|High school =Lowell P. Goodrich High School, WI
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|High school =Lowell P. Goodrich High School, Wis.
 
|Associate's =
 
|Associate's =
 
|Bachelor's =Harvard University
 
|Bachelor's =Harvard University
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|Citations =
 
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|Birthday =May 28, 1940
 
|Birthday =May 28, 1940
|Place of birth =Marinette, WI
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|Place of birth =Marinette, Wis.
 
|Profession =Lawyer
 
|Profession =Lawyer
|Net worth=$2,747,0511
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|Net worth=$25,638,511
 
|Religion =
 
|Religion =
|Office website =http://petri.house.gov
 
|Campaign website =http://www.petripeople.org/
 
|Personal website =
 
 
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{{tnr}}'''Thomas Evert "Tom" Petri''' (b. May 28, 1940, in Marinette, Wisconsin) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Petri represents the 6th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in a special election in 1979. He was re-elected in 2012.
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{{tnr}}'''Thomas Evert "Tom" Petri''' (b. May 28, 1940, in Marinette, [[Wisconsin|Wis.]]) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District]].
  
Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Petri spent a year volunteering with the Peace Corps and also served as a White House aide.<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000265 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Thomas Evert Petri," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
 
 
{{Introanalysis
 
|Party=Republican
 
|Rating=Center
 
|Pronoun=he
 
|Fullname=Tom Petri
 
|Lastname=Petri
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
After earning his law degree from Harvard University, Petri was a clerk to U.S. District Court Judge James Doyle. He went into the Peace Corps and then became a White House aide. Petri also worked in private practice as a lawyer.<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000265 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Thomas Evert Petri," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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After earning his law degree from Harvard University, Petri was a clerk to U.S. District Court Judge James Doyle. He went into the Peace Corps, and then he became a White House aide. After earning his law degree from Harvard Law School, Petri worked in private practice as a lawyer.<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000265 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Thomas Evert Petri," accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Petri's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000265 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Thomas Evert Petri," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Petri's professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000265 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Thomas Evert Petri," accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
* 1979-present: U.S. House of Representatives
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* 1979-2015: Member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District]]
* 1973-1979: [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
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* 1973-1979: Member of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
* 1969-1970: White House aide
 
* 1969-1970: White House aide
 
* 1966-1967: Peace Corps volunteer
 
* 1966-1967: Peace Corps volunteer
* 1965: Clerk to district court judge
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* 1965: Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge James Doyle
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Petri 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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Petri served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</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 Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
 
**Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
** Subcommittee on Highways and Transit ''Chair''
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** Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, ''Chair''
 
**Subcommittee on Aviation
 
**Subcommittee on Aviation
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
  
====2011-12====
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====2011-2012====
Petri was a member of the following House committees<ref>[http://petri.house.gov/about-me/committees ''Official House website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>:
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Petri served on the following committees:<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://petri.house.gov/about-me/committees ''Official House website'', "Committee Assignments," accessed November 19, 2011]</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 Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education  
 
** Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education  
 
** Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
** Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
** Subcommittee on Aviation ''Chair''
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** Subcommittee on Aviation, ''Chair''
 
** Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
** Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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====National security====
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Yea vote}} Petri voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Nay vote}} Petri 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 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Nay vote}} Petri voted against 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>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Yea vote}} Petri voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Petri}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP No|Name=Petri}}
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=====Government shutdown=====
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: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea 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> Petri voted to approve 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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{{nay 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. Petri voted against 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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Petri said he doubted the government would shut down in September 2013. He said, "I think the goal is not to shut down the government, the goal is to get a budget that makes some progress at reducing our deficit and hopefully strengthening the foundations for our economy. We're in a  - some have described as a sort of a ping-pong process of both between the parties and between some factions within the parties, and some people are saying, 'Why don't you guys just all get together and agree?' I think it's started to dawn on some of the newer representatives who maybe haven't gone through these shutdowns before that they're going to have to get their job done."<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.fox11online.com/news/wisconsin/rep-petri-says-shutdown-unlikely ''Fox 11'', "Rep. Petri says shutdown unlikely," accessed September  26, 2013]</ref>
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=====Farm Bill=====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} Petri voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45613#.Ul7hvBCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref> The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Yea vote}} Petri voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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{{Yea vote}} Petri voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Yea vote}} Petri 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Government affairs====
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=====HR 676=====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Petri}}
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal cliff====
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{{Nay vote}} Petri 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against 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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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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[[File:S010_080.gif|right|290px|thumb|Tom Petri's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
{{Oppose vote}}
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
Petri 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against 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, Petri is a '''Hard-Core Conservative'''. Petri received a score of 14 percent on social issues and 83 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Petri|Date=April 19, 2015|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Tom_Petri.htm ''On The Issues'', "Tom Petri Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Opposes
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Strongly Favors
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|ObamaCare= Opposes
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|Social Security= Favors
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals= Opposes
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|Crime= Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes= Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship= Opposes
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|Free Trade= Favors
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|United Nations= Favors
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|Military= Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Favors
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|Iran= Opposes
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|Energy= Opposes
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|Marijuana= Favors
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|Stimulus= Neutral
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===Plum Creek Timber===
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Petri and his wife owned between $65,000 and $100,000 worth of shares in a Plum Creek Timber, a [[Washington]] state-based timber company that pushed for passage of a bill before the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|transportation subcommittee]] that Petri chaired.<ref name="timber">[http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20140208/SHE0198/302080087/U-S-Rep-Tom-Petri-buys-stock-company-lobbying-bill-his-committee?nclick_check=1 ''Sheboygan Press'', "U.S. Rep. Tom Petri buys stock in company lobbying for bill in his committee," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref> Lee Brooks, a spokesperson for Petri, said the legislation was supported by a huge coalition based in [[Wisconsin]] and declined to say if Petri knew about Plum Creek’s interest in the bill before the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|committee]] when he bought shares in the company.<ref name="timber"/> Plum Creek spokeswoman Kathy Budinick said the company was not aware of Petri’s stock in the company.<ref name="timber"/>
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===Political action committees===
 
===Political action committees===
Petri commented on the role and reputation of lobbyists while visiting Columbia county as part of his 2013 Listening Sessions. Petri explained that political action committees allow citizens to play an active role in government, even when they can't go to Washington themselves.
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Petri commented on the role and reputation of lobbyists while visiting Columbia county as part of his 2013 "Listening Sessions." Petri explained that political action committees allow citizens to play an active role in government, even when they can't go to Washington themselves. He said, “It’s a strange thing. People always like free speech, the right to petition their government and the right to free association — but they don’t like lobbyists. It’s not much of a right, if you’re from a farm outside of Portage and you can’t go off to Washington, D.C., every day — but you can join the Farm Bureau.”<ref>[http://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/news/local/article_b1241a0c-e38c-11e2-8378-001a4bcf887a.html ''Portage Daily Register'', "Petri getting to know county," accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>
  
“It’s a strange thing,” Petri said. “People always like free speech, the right to petition their government and the right to free association — but they don’t like lobbyists.  “It’s not much of a right,” he said, “if you’re from a farm outside of Portage and you can’t go off to Washington, D.C., every day — but you can join the Farm Bureau.”<ref>[http://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/news/local/article_b1241a0c-e38c-11e2-8378-001a4bcf887a.html ''Portage Daily Register'' "Petri getting to know county," Accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>
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===Ethics investigation===
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Petri requested an ethics investigation of himself on February 17, 2014. He requested the investigation in order to end "innuendo" related to his congressional actions and personal stock portfolio.<ref name="probe">[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/tom-petri-ethics-request-103614.html#ixzz2tia2Oagx ''Politico'', "Tom Petri seeks ethics probe — of himself," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> “To end any questions, I am requesting that the Committee formally review the matter and report back,” he wrote.<ref name="probe"/>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Petri did not seek re-election in 2014.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/us/politics/tom-petri-gop-congressman-from-wisconsin-is-retiring.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 ''NY Times'', "Tom Petri, G.O.P. Congressman From Wisconsin, Is Retiring," accessed April 12, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[Wisconsin's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
Petri ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Lauren Stephens]] in the August 14 Republican primary.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012]</ref> He faced Democrat [[Joe Kallas]] in the general election on November 6,2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_House_0814.html?SITE=WISNTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''WISN'' "Primary Results"]</ref>
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Petri ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Lauren Stephens]] in the August 14 [[Republican]] primary.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012]</ref> He faced [[Democratic]] candidate [[Joe Kallas]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_House_0814.html?SITE=WISNTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''WISN'', "Primary Results"]</ref>
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==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/493/Thomas-E-Petri Find The Best] tracked the fundraising events Petri attended.
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===2014===
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{{Tom Petri 2014 FEC}}
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{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
|Name=Sensenbrenner
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|Name=Petri
 
|Editdate=April 18, 2013
 
|Editdate=April 18, 2013
 
|year=2000
 
|year=2000
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00004426&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Tom Petri," Accessed April 18, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00004426&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Tom Petri," accessed April 18, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=743349
 
|totalraised2012=743349
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 6th congressional district{{!}}District 6]])
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|office2012=U.S. House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District{{!}}District 6]])
 
|totalraised2010=737019
 
|totalraised2010=737019
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
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|totalraised2006=645367
 
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|result2006=Won
 
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|totalraised2004=698042
 
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Petri's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Petri 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
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|Cash on Hand 1 =904958.52
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|Total Contributions 2 =137830.27
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|Expenditures 2=58087.22
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|Cash on Hand 2 =984701.57
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Petri 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Petri's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Petri won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Petri's campaign committee raised a total of $743,349 and spent $672,015.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004426&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Petri's Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013]</ref>
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Petri won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Petri's campaign committee raised a total of $743,349 and spent $672,015.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004426&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Petri's Campaign Contributions," accessed February 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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====Cost per vote====
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Tom Petri 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Petri's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Tom Petri 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Petri's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Petri won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Petri's campaign committee raised a total of $737,019 and spent $720,045.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004426&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Tom Petri 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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Petri won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Petri's campaign committee raised a total of $737,019 and spent $720,045.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004426&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Tom Petri 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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|inddonor4 = $39,500
 
|inddonor5 = $23,000
 
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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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It consists of two different metrics:
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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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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Petri's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $6,011,023 to $45,265,999. That averages to '''$25,638,511''', which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Petri ranked as the 25th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004426&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Petri, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Petri‘s calculated net worth decreased from $25,807,769 to $25,638,511. 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). In the [[113th Congress]], Petri is the chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Petri received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Air Transport'' industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in [[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District]] was ''Manufacturing,'' according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
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From 1989-2014, '''21.29 percent of Petri'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=N00004426&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Tom Petri," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
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|total spent = 6695722
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|ind1 = Air Transport
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|ind2 = Railroads
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|ind3 = Building Materials & Equipment
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|ind4 =Construction Services
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|ind5 = Lobbyists
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|inddonor1 = 530453
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|inddonor2 = 281039
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|inddonor3 = 268296
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|inddonor4 = 261421
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|inddonor5 = 233071
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|district = Manufacturing
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|committee = Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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|rank = Chair
 
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|}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''Open Congress'' 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/400318_Thomas_Petri ''OpenCongress,'' "Tom Petri," Accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracked the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she voted most and least often. The results included a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400318_Thomas_Petri ''OpenCongress'', "Tom Petri," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
 
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Petri most often votes with:
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Petri most often voted with:
*{{reddot}} [[Dennis Ross]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Jim Sensenbrenner]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
 
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Petri least often votes with:
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Petri least often voted with:
 
*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
*{{bluedot}} [[Janice Schakowsky]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[James McGovern]]
 
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Petri is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]," as of June 27, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/thomas_petri/400318 ''Gov Track'' "Tom Petri," Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Petri was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]," as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/thomas_petri/400318 ''GovTrack'', "Tom Petri," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Petri received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/thomas_petri/400318 ''GovTrack'', "Tom Petri," accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
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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,'' Petri missed 220 of 20,103 roll call votes from February 1979 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/thomas_petri/400318 ''GovTrack,'' "Petri," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Petri missed 226 of 21,079 roll call votes from February 1979 to July 2014. This amounted to 1.1 percent, which was better than the median of 2.5 percent among congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/thomas_petri/400318 ''GovTrack'', "Petri," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Petri paid his congressional staff a total of $1,028,882 in 2011. Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/420/Rep_Tom_Petri.html ''LegiStorm'', "Tom Petri," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Petri paid his congressional staff a total of $1,028,882 in 2011. Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranked 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/420/Rep_Tom_Petri.html ''LegiStorm'', "Tom Petri," accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
====2011====
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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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Petri's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $9,526,024 and $45,414,998. That averages to $27,470,511, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 2.26% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004426&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Petri (R-WI), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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====2013====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Petri's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $10,346,025 to $45,865,999. That averages to $28,106,012, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004426&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Tom Petri (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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Petri was one of two members who ranked 203rd in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," July 22, 2014]</ref>
  
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Petri was 1 of 2 members who ranked 189th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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Petri was one of two members who ranked 189th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Petri ranked 208th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Petri ranked 208th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
  
===Political positions===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Petri and his wife, Anne, have one child.<ref name="bio">[http://petri.house.gov/about-me ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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Petri and his wife, Anne, have one child.<ref name="bio">[http://petri.house.gov/about-me ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District]]
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*[[Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Wisconsin]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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Tom Petri
Tom Petri.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 6
Former Representative
In office
1979-2015
PartyRepublican
PredecessorWilliam A. Steiger (R)
Leadership
Delegate to Republican state conventions
1973-present
White House aide
1969-1970
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 3, 1979
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Senate
1973-1979
Education
High schoolLowell P. Goodrich High School, Wis.
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
Date of birthMay 28, 1940
Place of birthMarinette, Wis.
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$25,638,511
Thomas Evert "Tom" Petri (b. May 28, 1940, in Marinette, Wis.) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District.

Biography

After earning his law degree from Harvard University, Petri was a clerk to U.S. District Court Judge James Doyle. He went into the Peace Corps, and then he became a White House aide. After earning his law degree from Harvard Law School, Petri worked in private practice as a lawyer.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Petri's professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Petri served on the following committees:[2][3]

2011-2012

Petri served on the following committees:[4]

Key votes

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[5] For more information pertaining to Petri's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Petri voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Petri 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 that was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Petri voted against 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.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Petri voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Petri voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Petri joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.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.[17] 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.[18] Petri voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Nay3.pngThe 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.[20] 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. Petri voted against HR 2775.[21]

Petri said he doubted the government would shut down in September 2013. He said, "I think the goal is not to shut down the government, the goal is to get a budget that makes some progress at reducing our deficit and hopefully strengthening the foundations for our economy. We're in a - some have described as a sort of a ping-pong process of both between the parties and between some factions within the parties, and some people are saying, 'Why don't you guys just all get together and agree?' I think it's started to dawn on some of the newer representatives who maybe haven't gone through these shutdowns before that they're going to have to get their job done."[22]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png Petri voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[23] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[24]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Petri 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.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Petri 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.[27]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Petri 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[28]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[29] Petri joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[30][31]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Nay3.png Petri 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[32]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Tom Petri'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, Petri is a Hard-Core Conservative. Petri received a score of 14 percent on social issues and 83 percent on economic issues.[33] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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Plum Creek Timber

Petri and his wife owned between $65,000 and $100,000 worth of shares in a Plum Creek Timber, a Washington state-based timber company that pushed for passage of a bill before the transportation subcommittee that Petri chaired.[34] Lee Brooks, a spokesperson for Petri, said the legislation was supported by a huge coalition based in Wisconsin and declined to say if Petri knew about Plum Creek’s interest in the bill before the committee when he bought shares in the company.[34] Plum Creek spokeswoman Kathy Budinick said the company was not aware of Petri’s stock in the company.[34]

Political action committees

Petri commented on the role and reputation of lobbyists while visiting Columbia county as part of his 2013 "Listening Sessions." Petri explained that political action committees allow citizens to play an active role in government, even when they can't go to Washington themselves. He said, “It’s a strange thing. People always like free speech, the right to petition their government and the right to free association — but they don’t like lobbyists. It’s not much of a right, if you’re from a farm outside of Portage and you can’t go off to Washington, D.C., every day — but you can join the Farm Bureau.”[35]

Ethics investigation

Petri requested an ethics investigation of himself on February 17, 2014. He requested the investigation in order to end "innuendo" related to his congressional actions and personal stock portfolio.[36] “To end any questions, I am requesting that the Committee formally review the matter and report back,” he wrote.[36]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Petri did not seek re-election in 2014.[37]

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Petri ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Lauren Stephens in the August 14 Republican primary.[38] He faced Democratic candidate Joe Kallas in the general election on November 6, 2012.[39]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joe Kallas 37.8% 135,921
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Petri Incumbent 62.1% 223,460
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 364
Total Votes 359,745
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)
U.S. House, Wisconsin District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Petri Incumbent 82.3% 73,653
Lauren Stephens 17.7% 15,867
Total Votes 89,520

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracked the fundraising events Petri attended.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Petri's reports prior to his announcement that he would not seek re-election in 2014.[57]

Comprehensive donor information for Petri is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Petri raised a total of $4,788,502 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[62]

Tom Petri's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Wisconsin, District 6) Won $743,349
2010 U.S. House (Wisconsin, District 6) Won $737,019
2008 U.S. House (Wisconsin, District 6) Won $769,225
2006 U.S. House (Wisconsin, District 6) Won $645,367
2004 U.S. House (Wisconsin, District 6) Won $698,042
2002 U.S. House (Wisconsin, District 6) Won $551,556
2000 U.S. House (Wisconsin, District 6) Won $643,944
Grand Total Raised $4,788,502

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2012


Petri won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Petri's campaign committee raised a total of $743,349 and spent $672,015.[63]

Cost per vote

Petri spent $3.01 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Petri won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Petri's campaign committee raised a total of $737,019 and spent $720,045.[64]

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, Petri's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $6,011,023 to $45,265,999. That averages to $25,638,511, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Petri ranked as the 25th most wealthy representative in 2012.[65] Between 2004 and 2012, Petri‘s calculated net worth decreased from $25,807,769 to $25,638,511. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[66]

Tom Petri Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$25,807,769
2012$25,638,511
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-1%
Average annual growth:-0%[67]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[68]
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). In the 113th Congress, Petri is the chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Petri received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Air Transport industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District was Manufacturing, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[69]

From 1989-2014, 21.29 percent of Petri's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[70]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Tom Petri Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $7,396,041
Total Spent $6,695,722
Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Top industry in the districtManufacturing
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Air Transport$530,453
Railroads$281,039
Building Materials & Equipment$268,296
Construction Services$261,421
Lobbyists$233,071
% total in top industry7.17%
% total in top two industries10.97%
% total in top five industries21.29%

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracked the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she voted most and least often. The results included a member from each party.[71]

Petri most often voted with:

Petri least often voted with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Petri was a "centrist Republican," as of July 2014.[72] This was the same rating Petri received in June 2013.[73]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Petri missed 226 of 21,079 roll call votes from February 1979 to July 2014. This amounted to 1.1 percent, which was better than the median of 2.5 percent among congressional representatives as of July 2014.[74]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Petri paid his congressional staff a total of $1,028,882 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranked 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[75]

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

Petri was one of two members who ranked 203rd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[76]

2012

Petri was one of two members who ranked 189th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[77]

2011

Petri ranked 208th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[78]

Voting with party

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

2014

Petri voted with the Republican Party 90.7 percent of the time, which ranked 201st among the 233 House Republican members as of July 2014.[79]

2013

Petri voted with the Republican Party 94.1 percent of the time, which ranked 177th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[80]

Personal

Petri and his wife, Anne, have one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William A. Steiger
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 6th District
1979-2015
Succeeded by
Glenn Grothman