John Culberson

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John Culberson currently serves the 7th Congressional district of Texas

John Abney Culberson, a Republican, has represented the Seventh Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Culberson 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

Oil Voting Record

John Culberson has voted in favor of big oil companies 91% on important oil-related bills. These bills include Iraq War Funding, Climate Change Studies, Clean Energy, and Ending Oil Subsidies. See oil money in politics below.[citation needed]


Born August 24, 1956 in Houston, Texas, Culberson attended Lamar High School. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1981 with a degree in history. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in 1989. During his time in law school Culberson was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, serving his first term in 1987. He was a member of the Republican Whip team, becoming Minority Whip in 1999 during his last term. Culberson began working for the lawfirm of Lorance and Thompson after he graduated from SMU, and began practicing law there after he received his law degree, which he continues to do to this day.

Congressional career

Culberson was elected to the House in his first attempt in 2000, taking about 75% of the vote and facing no serious competition. The national conservative weekly publication, Human Events, has named U.S. Representative John Culberson one of its "Top Ten Up-and-Coming House Conservatives." "This 'Jeffersonian Republican' is an immigration hawk who rejected an attempt to allow the Mexican matricula consular document to serve as an acceptable ID. He supports a national sales tax."[1]

Culberson has maintained a steady focus on two major issues since his election to Congress in 2000 - controlling government spending and securing our borders. [2]

2006 elections

Culberson defeated Democrat John Henley and Libertarian Drew Parks to retain his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for John Culberson
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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

Oil Contributions

John Culberson has received $118,950 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $72,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS. Since 2000, he has received $352,161 as well. See oil voting record above.[citation needed]

Committees and Affiliations


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

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Science State Justice and Commerce and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, The Judiciary, District of Columbia

More Background Data

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


DC Office:
1728 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4307
Phone: 202-225-2571
Fax: 202-225-4381
Web Email

District Office - Houston:
10000 Memorial Drive, Suite 620
Houston, TX 77024-3490
Phone: 713-682-8828
Fax: 713-680-8070

Campaign Office:
P.O. Box 41964
Houston, TX 77241
Phone: 281-304-0093


Articles and resources


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

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2000
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2001
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Texas House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 10000 Memorial Drive, Suite 620 Houston, TX 77024-3490
Phone: 713-682-8828 / Fax: 713-680-8070

Campaign Contact:

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Campaign Offices:

1. 7911 Emeral Bluff Court Houston, TX 77095
Phone: 281-304-0093 / Fax:

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Date of Birth: August 24, 1956