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Rep. Peter A. DeFazio

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Birthdate: b. 05/27/1947
Birthplace: Needham, MA
District: represents OR-04
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: MA, Public Administration/Gerontology, University of Oregon, 1977 Attended, University of Oregon, 1969-1971 BA, Economics/Political Science, Tufts University, 1969.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 180,607 (62.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $479,150 (#403)
Spent 42% (#488)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 43% (#352)
From PACs 54% (#158)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 28 (#204)
Total cost $44,230,562 (#236)
Received 27 (#197)
Total cost $46,277,600 (#181)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 61% left-wing (#428)
Predictable 94% (#238)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 19 times (#50)
Avg. length 791 words (#294)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 2,401 (#42)
Introduced 179 (#63)
Debated 21 (#97)
Enacted 11 (#53)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
AFL-CIO 100% (13/13 votes)
Public Citizen 90% (9/10 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 85% (6/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 80% (4/5 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 16% (1/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 votes)
More interest groups →
Data from Maplight.org , for the 11Xth Congress.

Top Contributors

Individuals reporting the same zip code who have donated to a lawmaker's political campaign. Use with caution: based on raw FEC data.
1 Paul J Utz $8,400 from May 26, 2004 to January 16, 2008
2 Ed King $6,200 from December 31, 2001 to March 31, 2006
3 James W Ratzlaff $6,200 from June 2, 2004 to November 4, 2005
4 Lory C Utz $6,100 from April 20, 2005 to January 30, 2008
5 Jane Ratzlaff $6,000 from March 18, 2002 to June 2, 2004
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Contributor Employers

Campaigns disclose the employers of their contributors; this list aggregates them. Use with caution: this list is based on raw FEC data
1 Retired $78,037
2 Self $28,950
3 Smith Dawson Andrews $18,250
4 Williams Dailey Oleary $9,100
5 Cascade General $7,000
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Lobby Contributors

New rules require lobbyists to disclose their giving, and giving by the PACs they control. Use with caution: This data compiled from raw filings
1 Karen Head - Amalgamated Transit Union $5,000
2 Karen Head - Amalgamated Transit Union $5,000
3 Karen Head - Amalgamated Transit Union $5,000
4 Mr. John P. Tolman - Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers And Trainmen $5,000
5 Government Affairs Department - Air Line Pilots Association $5,000
More lobby contributors →
Source: Senate Office of Public Records LD-203 disclosure database; data from 2008.
Some campaign finance information from Open Secrets.


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