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Chris Lee currently serves the 26th Congressional District of New York

Chris Lee has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 26th district of the State of New York, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies

Jobs

Lee says he will support policies that increase incentives for businesses to take risks, be entrepreneurial and in the long-run create jobs. He believes that the best way for the country to recover economically is to allow business to create jobs without interference from the government. [1]

Taxes

Lee says he will the lower the tax burden on small businesses and simplify the tax code. He also says he will bring accountability to government spending and focus on spending money on programs that are effective. [2]

Energy

To create a better U.S energy policy, Lee says he would support exploration of American energy resources, promotion of clean and reliable energy sources, encouraging conservation, and increasing investment in research funding for alternative energy. [3]

Healthcare

Lee supports a market-based approach to healthcare that would give affordable healthcare to all, not a universal healthcare system. He would also support malpractice lawsuit reform and increasing healthcare IT development to bring down the costs of healthcare. [4]

Accountability

Lee believes that the people have a right to know how Congress is spending their money, and he says he will support efforts to make government more transparent and fair. Lee says this will ensure real earmark reform.[5]

Bio

Lee is President of the Automation Group, a division of International Motion Control of Enidine Corporation [6]

2008 elections

Lee was the Republican nominee to replace retiring incumbent Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-N.Y.) in the 2008 congressional elections. He defeated Democratic nominee Alice Kryzan in the November 2008 general election.[7]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Chris Lee. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00030198&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Lee will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Campaign Contact Information

Chris Lee for Congress
150 Essjay Road, Sutie 210
Williamsville, NY 14221
Nick Langworthy
Phone: 716-632-2008
Fax: 716-625-1409
info@chrisleeforcongress.com

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. Chris Lee for Congress-Jobs
  2. Chris Lee for Congress-Taxes
  3. Chris Lee for Congress- Energy
  4. Chris Lee for Congress-Healthcare
  5. Chris Lee for Congress-Accountability
  6. [http://www.chrisleeforcongress.com/Biography.asp Chris Lee for Congress[
  7. "New York 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

External resources


External articles

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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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Yes
Previous Political Work?
None or not available
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1577 West Ridge Road, Greece, NY 14615
Phone: 585-663-5570 / Fax: 585-663-5711
2. 325 Essjay Road, Suite 405, Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-634-2324 / Fax: 716-631-7610




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.chrisleeforcongress.com/
Webform Email: / Email: info@chrisleeforcongress.com

Campaign Offices:

1. 150 Essjay Road, Suite 210, Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-632-2008 / Fax: 716-625-1409
2. PO Box 15395, Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: 585-865-5550 / Fax: 585-865-5261


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Date of Birth: April 1, 1964