Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kevin McCarthy

Majority Whip

Kevin McCarthy

Congressman                California          Republican
Elected 2006

Financial Services

Kevin McCarthy likely force behind Committee purge of congressmen

“There’s no earmarks, the speaker doesn't punish people.  It’s a different philosophy.  So it’s harder where you have to grab something ahead of time and work it through the process."
Kevin McCarthy

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                       0
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                          13
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                            0       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                           0               
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                           33
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                  86
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                           100

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                         95
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                 96
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                             100
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:           2009 - 2010

No       Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       $820 billion stimulus   
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Let guns in national parks
            Permit people carrying guns in parks
No       Cap and Trade
            Industry measure to reduce greenhouse gases               
Yes      Bar federal abortion funds
            No federal funds for health plans covering abortion
No       Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance              
No       Financial Firm Regulation
            Regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass tax cuts for some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Stop detainee transfers
            Prohibit defense funds used to transfer detainees to U.S. facilities                      
No       Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
No       Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military           
No       Limit Campaign Funds
            Requires sponsors of campaign ads to identify themselves

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Kevin McCarthy (R)     173,490  99%                          2,091,010
2008                Kevin McCarthy (R)     unopposed
2006                Kevin McCarthy (R)     133,278  71%                             682,340
                        Sharon Beery (D)           55,226  29                                  27,673

Population 2010:                      797,084
Change since 2000:                 up 24.7%

Urban:                                      83%
Rural:                                       17

Median Income:                          55,088
Median Home Value:                272,600

Private Employment:                 68%
Government Employment:         24
Self-Employed:                             8
Blue Collar:                              22
White Collar:                            56

Median Age:                             34
Over 65:                                   11%
Under 18:                                 27

High School Graduates:            81%
College Graduates:                   20
Graduate Degree:                       7

Veterans:                                  11%

White:                                      54%
Black:                                         6
Hispanic:                                  32
Asian:                                         4
Native American                       1         

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                   172,792           60%
Barack Obama (D) -                110,910           38

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            180,584           68%
John Kerry (D) -                        82,356           31
Kevin McCarthy’s Voting History:

Votes in 110th Congress:           2007 – 08

No       Increase Minimum Wage
            Raise minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour
No       Expand SCHIP
            Expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program
No       Raise CAFE Standards
            Increase fuel efficiency to 35 mpg by 2020
No       Bail Out Financial Markets
            $700 billion to bail out financial industry
Yes      Share Immigration Data
            Bar funds to governments refusing to share immigration information
Yes      Foreign Aid Abortion Ban
            Bar funds for abortions in foreign aid programs
No       Ban Gay Bias in Workplace
            Prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Law
            Repeal local prohibition of firearms
No       Withdraw Troops 8/08
            Requires withdrawal of troops by August, 2008
No       No Operations in Iraq
            Bar military funds for contingency operations in Iraq
Yes      Free Trade with Peru
            Implement free trade agreement with Peru
Yes      Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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