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Mike Pence currently serves the 6th Congressional district of Indiana

Michael Pence has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 6th District since 2001. The 6th District comprises much of eastern Indiana and includes all or portions of 19 counties (map). In the 111th Congress, his colleagues elected Pence to serve as the Republican Conference chair.

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Mike Pence voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

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

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

Environmental record

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

Illegal immigration

Pence's support for the President in the Republican version of amnesty has caused an enormous backlash in his district. Where has has previously been a "perfect conservative" Republican luminaries such has Phyllis Schlafly, Richard Viguerie and Pat Buchanan have attacked him: In the words of the online New York Times on August 29, 2005:

Mr. Pence — named last year’s Man of the Year by the conservative weekly Human Events — has looked to some conservatives like this year’s Benedict Arnold.

His challenger, Democrat Barry Welsh has also essentially joined Pence's right-wing critics against Pence's amnesty plan.

Notwithstanding the Republican umbrage at Pence, the district is still regarded as safe by the Times.

Earmarks

Pence has long been an advocate of earmark reform. He voted against the $139.7 billion Transportation-Treasury spending bill in June 2006, and in favor of a series of amendments proposed that same month by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) to strip other members’ earmarks from the federal budget. Pence, however, has secured several of his own earmark projects. He earmarked $500,000 for the “Transit Acquisition and Intermodal Facility Project” in his state, as well as $250,000 for construction of a park in Portland, Indiana. Pence also secured earmarks for inclusion in a fy2007 Labor-Health and Human Services bill. This included $200,000 for both Ball State University’s Center for School Innovation in Muncie, Ind. and to the Madison County Community Health Center in Anderson Ind. In addition, he also secured $100,000 for Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, Ind. When confronted, Pence’s spokesman confirmed the projects, stating, “Mr. Pence stands by his earmark requests,” he said. [1]

Bio

Background

Pence was born June 7, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana. He was educated at Hanover College and Indiana University. He was a lawyer and radio talk show host before entering the House.

Pence is the head of the conservative Republican Study Group which recently pushed, successfully, for cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and student loans.[2]

2006 elections

Pence defeated Democrat Barry Walsh in the 2006 elections to retain his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00003765&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Mike Pence
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


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Congressional Internet Caucus
  • Chair, Communications Taskforce, House Repubican Study Committee

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
426 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1406
Phone: 202-225-3021
Fax: 202-225-3382
Web Email
Website

District Office - Anderson:
1134 Meridian Plaza
Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: 765-640-2919
Fax: 765-640-2922

Articles and Resources

Resources

Articles

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
Leadership Position:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Ranking Member On:

House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia
Caucuses:
Congressional Internet Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on the Constitution Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property
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?
No
Previous Political Work?
None or Not Available
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1134 Meridian Plaza Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: 765-640-2919 / Fax: 765-640-2922





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Date of Birth: June 7, 1959








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