Frank LoBiondo

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Frank LoBiondo currently serves the 2nd Congressional district of New Jersey

Frank A. LoBiondo, a Republican has represented the Second Congressional District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995 (map).

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

LoBiondo voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Abramoff Contributions

LoBiondo has received campaign contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. On August 18, 2005, he returned a June 2001 contribution the day after receiving a new $1000 contribution from Abramoff, as reported by the Daily Kos blog.[1]

Hitler remark

In July 2005, LoBiondo apologized for saying that "Muslim terrorists" being detained at Guantanamo Bay are "worse than Hitler" because the Nazi leader "sort of had a political rationale about what he was doing." The comments were made on a local Atlantic City radio show and provoked outcry from many citizens and groups. His exact comments were as follows:

If you start thinking that this is not as horrible and as evil as someone like Hitler was, he sort of had a political rationale about what he was doing that's different from these people that just want to kill everybody. Hitler, in his philosophy, was, you know, he hated Jews, he was murdering Jews and there were some people he liked, but he never went to the level that these people are going to. [2]

Term-limit pledge

LoBiondo pledged to serve no more than six terms in Congress during his initial campaign for Congress in 1994. He broke the pledge, however, when he opted to seek a seventh term in 2006. [3]

(See Congresspedia page on term limits in Congress)

Bio

LoBiondo was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on May 12, 1946. He attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked as a trucking executive and served on the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1985 to 1987. He was also a member of the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower chamber of the New Jersey Legislature) from 1988 to 1994, until he was elected to the U.S. House in 1994.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Viola Thomas-Hughes to face LoBiondo in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] LoBiondo retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Frank LoBiondo
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Frank LoBiondo. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
225 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6572
Fax: 202-225-3318
Web Email
Website

District Office- Mays Landing:
5914 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: 609-625-5008
TollFree: 800-471-4450
Fax: 609-625-5071

Articles and Resources

References

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Articles

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

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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110th Congress
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Republican Main Street Partnership
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 Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1994
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1995
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Freshman Member?
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Previous Political Work?
New Jersey State Assembly, Freeholder, Cumberland County
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District Offices:
1. 5914 Main Street Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: 609-625-5008 / Fax: 609-625-5071





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Date of Birth: May 12, 1946