Judy Biggert

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Judy Biggert currently serves the 13th Congressional district of Illinois

Judith Borg Biggert has been a Republican member of the House of Representatives since 1999, representing the 13th District of Illinois. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Biggert has voted against the Iraq War Policy resolution; this passed anyway and expressed congress’s disapproval of Bush deploying 20,000 more troops to Iraq. [1] She also voted against Redeployment from Iraq Act; this passed and requires the the reduction of troops in Iraq by 5/1/2008. [2]

Biggert 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

Energy Storage Technology Advancement Act of 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  October 16, 2007, Biggert worked with Republican representative Bob Inglis to sponsor research on hydrogen as an energy source under the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Act of 2007. It passed in the House Committee on Science and Technology through a voice vote. Judy was quoted saying, “Hydrogen has so much potential to not only transform how we produce and use energy, but also how we store energy.” [3]

Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007

Biggert voted against this Act, which was passed and installed to try to make companies more environmentally conscious. [4]

Renewable Energy Standards

She voted against this bill that would force electric companies to use 15% renewable resources to create energy by 2020. [5]

Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007

Biggert also voted against this bill, which would encourage renewable energy production and research through tax incentives [6]

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

Bio

She was born August 15, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. She was educated at Stanford University and Northwestern University School of Law, and was a lawyer and member of the Illinois House of Representatives before entering the House. She has been a member in the U.S. House of Representatives since 11/3/1998. [7]

Congressional career

Biggert is the most Liberal of Illinois' U.S. Congressional Republicans [8]. She is a member of The Wish List, The Republican Majority For Choice, Republicans For Choice, The Republican Main Street Partnership, and Republicans For Environmental Protection.

Abortion

Biggert is pro-choice on abortion. In 2007, She was given high ratings by Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-choice America, but received low ratings from the National Right to Life Committee. [9]

Gun control

Biggert voted for the Trigger Lock Amendment that allows guns to be sold without trigger locks. [10] The National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America, gave her a high rating. [11]

Healthcare

She voted against Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) [12] However, a local paper, The Aurora Beacon News, commended her for her action on poverty. [The Aurora Beacon News, 11/1/07: Homelessness: A defining issue http://judybiggert.house.gov/NewsRoom.aspx?FormMode=Detail&ID=767]


2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Joseph Shannon to face Biggert in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [13] Biggert retained her seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00004762&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Judy Biggert
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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

The top industry supporting Biggert is Insurance ($75,646), which is one of the largest industries in her district. [14]

The top industry supporting Judy Biggert is Insurance ($75,646), one of the main industries in her district. [ http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/indus.asp?CID=N00004762&cycle=2006]


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

Candidate data

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

Contact

DC Office:
1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3515
Fax: 202-225-9420
Web Email
Website

District Office- Willowbrook:
6262 South Route 83, Suite 305
Hinsdale, IL 60527
Phone: 630-655-2052
Fax: 630-655-1061

Articles and 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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House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommitee on Housing and Community Opportunity
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Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1998
First Took Current Office:
January 6, 1999
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Illinois House, 1993-1998
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District Offices:
1. 6262 South Route 83, Suite 305 Hinsdale, IL 60527
Phone: 630-655-2052 / Fax: 630-655-1061





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Date of Birth: August 15, 1937








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