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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-4005

Address: 1424 LHOB, DC 20515

Websites: randy.house.gov
State Office Contact Information

Phone: (806) 763-1611

Address: 611 University Avenue, Lubbock TX 79401-2206

Abilene TX

Phone: (325) 675-9779

Fax: (325) 675-5038

Address: 500 Chestnut Street, Abilene TX 79602-1453

Big Spring TX

Phone: (432) 264-0722

Fax: (432) 264-1838

Address: 1510 Scurry Street, Big Spring TX 79720-4441

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Randy Neugebauer Biography
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  • Elected: June 2003, 5th full term.
  • District: Texas 19
  • Born: Dec. 24, 1949, Lubbock
  • Home: Lubbock
  • Education:

    TX Tech. U., B.B.A. 1972

  • Professional Career:

    Mgr., Sentry Property Mngt., 1972-75; Instructor, South Plains College, 1975-78; V.P., First National Bank, 1975-82; Pres., Prestige Homes, 1983-87; Pres., Lubbock Land Co., 1987-2003.

  • Political Career:

    Lubbock City Cncl., 1992-98; Mayor pro tem, Lubbock, 1994-96.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Baptist

  • Family: Married (Dana); 2 children

Randy Neugebauer, a Republican who won his seat in a June 2003 special election, is one of the House’s staunchest conservatives. A former developer and banker, he has been an ardent critic of federal regulation as a senior member of the Financial Services Committee. Read More

Randy Neugebauer, a Republican who won his seat in a June 2003 special election, is one of the House’s staunchest conservatives. A former developer and banker, he has been an ardent critic of federal regulation as a senior member of the Financial Services Committee.

Neugebauer (NAW-ga-bower) graduated from Texas Tech, became a banker, and then ran his own land development company, which has made him one of the wealthiest members of Texas’ delegation. From 1992 to 1998, he was a Lubbock city councilman. His chance for a House seat was prompted by the unexpected resignation, announced a week after the November 2002 election, of Republican Rep.Larry Combest. In the all-party primary, the four leading contenders to succeed Combest were all Republicans. They were Mike Conaway, a Midland accountant, plus three candidates from Lubbock: Neugebauer, state Rep. Carl Isett, and former Lubbock Mayor David Langston. Neugebauer was the biggest spender and emphasized his positions on national defense and his business connections to oil and farming. He finished first, with 821 more votes than Conaway. The runoff featured few differences on the issues, and Neugebauer won 51%-49%. (Conaway won the neighboring 11th District seat in 2004.)

He barely had a chance to get settled in before the Texas Legislature drew up a new plan for congressional districts in October 2003. The new lines placed the home of 13-term Democratic Rep.Charlie Stenholm in the new 13th District, but that district was almost entirely unfamiliar territory for him and heavily Republican to boot, so Stenholm decided to run in the 19th against Neugebauer. Stenholm was the last conservative Democrat from Texas in the House, one of only five Democrats who voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1998.

In the 2004 showdown, mostof the advantages—the district’s partisan tilt, the fact that Neugebauer had represented 58% of its residents and Stenholm only 31%—favored the Republican. Both candidates promised to protect farm subsidies. Stenholm emphasized his social conservatism, his dedication to West Texas constituent services, and his independence as a Democrat. He criticized Neugebauer’s ads that suggested he supported abortion rights and sought to link Neugebauer with then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, who was increasingly mired in ethics controversies. The Texas Farm Bureau, which earlier honored Stenholm as “one of the giants of Texas agriculture,” endorsed Neugebauer. He won 58%-40%, capturing 22 of the 27 counties. In Lubbock, Stenholm trailed 65%-33%. In his base of Abilene, which cast half as many votes as Lubbock, Stenholm led 50%-48%. Neugebauer has been easily reelected since.

In the House, Neugebauer believes in letting the private sector operate free from federal intervention. “A market system that’s left alone will reward good behavior and punish bad behavior. When government steps in, we almost try to reverse that,” he told The Texas Tribune in 2012. But his position is inconsistent on the issues of farm subsidies, which are popular in his district and which he has ardently defended as a member of the Agriculture Committee. The Environmental Working Group listed his district as the nation’s fourth-highest recipient of crop subsidies, and Neugebauer proposed expanding government crop insurance coverage to farmers during work on the 2012 farm bill. Before the House adopted a ban on earmarks in appropriations bills, he also was the leading procurer of money for Texas Tech University’s research. Defending the spending, he told The Dallas Morning News that projects “must fit within the budget, not add to the budget.”

In an attempt to show that President Barack Obama shouldn’t be immune from cost-cutting, he introduced an amendment to a spending bill in February 2011 to bar any money from being used on White House residence repairs; it was rejected overwhelmingly. He drew substantial attention in March 2010 when he acknowledged he was the lawmaker who shouted “baby killer” during Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak’s speech on abortion during the final debate before passage of the health care overhaul bill. (Neugebauer apologized for his outburst and said it was not directed at Stupak, who opposes abortion.) A charter member of the Tea Party Caucus, Neugebauer also was among the co-sponsors of Florida Rep. Bill Posey’s so-called “birther” bill in 2009 requiring future presidential candidates to provide a copy of their birth certificate. He unsuccessfully sought to strike everything but tax cuts from the 2009 economic stimulus bill.

On Financial Services, Neugebauer in 2013 became chairman of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee. He told an audience of housing experts in 2011 that the federal government should get out of the foreclosure process. In the 112th Congress (2011-12), he sponsored or co-sponsored several measures aimed at reining in government-sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but none became law. He chaired Financial Services’ oversight and investigations panel during the 112th and aggressively monitored the new consumer protection agency established in the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law. He said in a 2011 radio interview that the consumer agency and other offices set up under Dodd-Frank “are little dictatorships.” His panel released a report in November 2012 on the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and urged lawmakers to consider combining the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for greater efficiency and investor security.

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Randy Neugebauer Election Results
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2012 General
Randy Neugebauer (R)
Votes: 163,239
Percent: 84.99%
Richard Peterson
Votes: 28,824
Percent: 15.01%
2012 Primary
Randy Neugebauer (R)
Votes: 45,444
Percent: 74.31%
Chris Winn (R)
Votes: 15,707
Percent: 25.69%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (78%), 2008 (72%), 2006 (68%), 2004 (58%), 2003 special (51%)
Randy Neugebauer Votes and Bills
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2013 2012 2011
Economic 5 (L) : 94 (C) 15 (L) : 81 (C) 30 (L) : 66 (C)
Social 13 (L) : 84 (C) - (L) : 91 (C) - (L) : 83 (C)
Foreign 15 (L) : 77 (C) 16 (L) : 81 (C) - (L) : 91 (C)
Composite 13.0 (L) : 87.0 (C) 13.0 (L) : 87.0 (C) 15.0 (L) : 85.0 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

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CFG9294
ITIC-75
NTU8387
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ACU96100
ADA010
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Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote:
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
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