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- This article is on Congressman Daniel David Boren. For his father, see David L. Boren.
Record and controversies
Dan Boren has voted for Big Oil in 82% of important oil-related bills. These include Iraq War Funding, Climate Change Studies, Clean Energy, and Ending Oil Subsidies. See money in politics below.
For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal
Abramoff PAC money
Records from the Center for Responsive Politics show that Boren received $2,000 in campaign contributions from indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Boren's office could find no record of the contributions.
The Oklahoma Gazette, an alternative weekly, reported an aide's respose in January 2006: "We looked at the [CRP] Web site... It's important to make the distinction between money accepted from Jack Abramoff and his associates who contributed money directly, and money that is being contributed by people who happen to do business with him, and the Web site does not make that distinction. Our bottom line is, we've never taken any money from Jack Abramoff directly."
Center for Responsive Politics has since reviewed Boren's case and removed him from the list of Abramoff PAC recipients. 
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on August 2, 1973. Boren received a B.S. from Texas Christian University in 1997 and a MBA from the University of Oklahoma in 2000.
"Prior to public office, Dan served as the President and CEO of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation. He has also served as a senior aide at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and worked on the staff of former U.S. Congressman Wes Watkins. Dan is also involved in numerous organizations and is an avid outdoorsman and hunter."
Boren served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.
In the 2004 elections, Boren ran as the Democratic candidate for Oklahoma's second congressional district, succeeding Rep. Brad Carson, who was retiring for an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate. He defeated Republican candidate Wayland Smalley by more than 85,000 votes (66% to 34%). He was one of only two politicians endorsed by country singer Toby Keith, the other being President George W. Bush. He is the son of University of Oklahoma President ,and former Governor and former Senator David L. Boren. His grandfather, Lyle Boren, represented southeastern Oklahoma in the U.S. Congress from 1937 to 1947.
Dan Boren's Congressional biography describes him as a "strong advocate for rural communities" and lists "top priorities" as "job creation, improving education and rural health care, and making Oklahoma's small business environment more conducive to growth. Also an active member of the Congressional Blue Dogs Caucus, Dan works closely with his colleagues to curb unnecessary government spending and keep Congress fiscally responsible."
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Dan Boren
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Dan Boren from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Dan Boren from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Dan Boren from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Oil and coal contributions
Dan Boren has received $173,950 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $117,350 of those dollars were from industry PACS. He also received $32,300 in coal contributions during the 110th congress while representing. $31,000 of those dollars were from industry PACS. See oil voting record above.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces
- Subcommittee on Readiness
- House Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
- House Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- Congressional Blue Dogs Caucus- member
More background data
District Office- Claremore:
309 West 1st Street
Claremore, OK 74017
District Office- McAlester:
321 South Third, Suite 4
Mcalester, OK 74501
District Office- Muskogee:
431 West Broadway
Muskogee, OK 74401
Articles and resources
- Official website
- Open Secrets - 2006 congressional races database
- Follow the Oil Money
- Vote Tracker
- Follow the Coal Money
- Appalachian Voices
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
Congressional Blue Dogs Caucus
|Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Oklahoma House of Representatives
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Date of Birth: August 2, 1973