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Bobby Bright

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Bobby Bright currently serves the 2nd Congressional District of Alabama

Bobby Bright has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of the State of Alabama since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies

Drilling

Bright believes that the best way to be our current gas prices and our reliance on foreign oil is to begin drilling for oil in ANWR and offshore. However, Bright believes that this is only a short term solution, and that in long term alternate energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro and synthetic fuels—in addition to increasing our use of nuclear power will be the best solution. [1]

Abortion

Bright believes in the sanctity of life. [2]

The Second Amendment

Bright believes that that second amendment guarantees that law-abiding individuals have the right to keep and bear arms.[3]

Iraq

Bright says he will support any responsible plan that brings the troops home as soon as possible, but he would also require that the Iraqi government pay for the appropriate expenses for defending and rebuilding Iraq.Bright also believes that until the active troops can be revitalized and National Guard and Reserve forces adequately rested,there should be a restriction on the activities of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC).[4]

Agriculture

On his campaign website, Bright says he will stand up for farmers and make sure they get the help they need in the form of appropriations and other support. [5]

Healthcare

Bright says on his campaign website that we do not need to risk the "stability and quality of our health care system by implementing a potentially overreaching government-based program".Bright does, however, support other, smaller adjustments such as the provision of tax credits for employers, double-tax credits for families who do not have access to employer-based insurance (and have to purchase private insurance), and the creation of insurance pools so that individuals can take advantage of reduced rates. He also says he will support the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). [6]

Bio

Bright has been the mayor of Montgomery, Alabama for over eight years. Previously to being elected to that posistion, he was a practicing attorney for 15 years. [7]

2008 elections

Bright received the Democratic nomination in the June 2008 primaries, and defeated Republican nominee Jay Love in the November 2008 general election.[8]

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Committees and affiliations

Committees

Bright serves on three committees:

-House Committee on Agriculture

-House Committee on Armed Services

-House Committee on Small Business

Affiliations

Bright is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats in the House.

More background data

Contact

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. Gas Prices & Our Dependency on Foreign Oil
  2. Pro-life
  3. The Second Amendment
  4. War in Iraq
  5. Agriculture
  6. Healthcare
  7. About Bobby
  8. "Alabama 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

External resources

Bobby Bright for Congress

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Agriculture
110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Yes
Previous Political Work?
Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 3500 Eastern Boulevard, No. 250, Montgomery, AL 36116
Phone: 334-277-9113 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              334-277-9113      end_of_the_skype_highlighting / Fax: 334-277-8534





Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.brightforcongress.com/main.php
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Date of Birth: July 7, 1952