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Zoe Lofgren

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Zoe Lofgren currently serves the 16th Congressional district of California

Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat, has represented the 16th District of California in the U. S. House of Representatives since 1995. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Lofgren voted against 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

Support for gun control

Lofgren cosponsored H.R 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 15, 2007.[2]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation

Orphan works legislation

Rep. Lofgren introduced the Public Domain Enhancement Act of 2003 (H.R. 2601) in the 108th Congress.[3]

The bill would have “required the Register of Copyrights to charge a fee of $1 for maintaining in force the copyright in any published U.S. work. The bill would have required the fee to be due fifty years after the date of first publication or on December 31, 2006, whichever occurred later, and every ten years thereafter until the end of the copyright term." [4]

The bill was originally introduced on June 25, 2003. It was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary and then the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, which were chaired by Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas), respectively. The bill received no hearing or other action. [5]

Main article: orphan works legislation

Biography

Lofgren was born Sue Lofgren on December 21, 1947. A lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident, Lofgren attended Gunn High School in Palo Alto, earned her BA at Stanford University and a law degree at Santa Clara University. She stayed in the San Jose area after graduation, serving eight years as a staff assistant to Congressman Don Edwards. After two years as partner at a law practice in San Jose, she was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and served for 13 years.

In 1994, Edwards decided to retire after 32 years in Congress, and Lofgren won the Democratic nomination for the seat. San Jose is so heavily Democratic that her victory was inevitable. Lofgren was only the second representative of the 16th District (Edwards had served since the district's creation in 1963).

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Charel Winston to face Lofgren in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Lofgren retained her seat.

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Zoe Lofgren, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

Affiliations

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
102 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3072
Fax: 202-225-3336
Email: zoe.lofgren AT mail.house.gov
Web Email
Website

District Office- San Jose:
635 North First Street, Suite B
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-271-8700
Fax: 408-271-8713

Articles and resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Thomas page on H.R. 1022
  3. Larry Lessig, "Copyright Policy: Orphan Works Reform," lessig blog, February 1, 2007.
  4. Bill summary for the Public Domain Enhancement Act, 108th Congress, THOMAS legislative information system, Library of Congress.
  5. Bill summary for the Public Domain Enhancement Act, 108th Congress, THOMAS legislative information system, Library of Congress.
  6. Advisory Board, Roosevelt Institution, accessed September 22, 2007.

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
Leadership Position:
None
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House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims
Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Border Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Emerging Threats Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, House Committee on House Administration, House Committee on House Administration/Subcommittee on Elections, House Committee on the Judiciary, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust/Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust/Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust/Subcommittee on Immigration Citizenship Refugees Border Security and International Law, Joint Committee on the Library of Congress
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1994
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1995
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County, Board of Trustees, San Jose Evergreen Community College District
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 635 North First Street, Suite B San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-271-8700 / Fax: 408-271-8713





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Website: http://www.lofgrenforcongress.com/
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Date of Birth: December 21, 1947