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Herb Kohl

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Herb Kohl currently serves as the Sr. Senator for Wisconsin

Herbert H. Kohl, a Democrat, has been a Senator from Wisconsin since 1988. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Kohl voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

During the debate over a FY2003 supplemental appropriation for the war in Iraq, Kohl offered an amendment (S.AMDT.455) providing $600 million for food assistance to Iraqi citizens. Supporters, which included all Democrats and nearly half of Senate Republicans, argued that the humanitarian assistance was necessary as a result of attacks on Iraq's infrastructure and the social chaos which followed the U.S. invasion. The amendment passed in a 67-26 vote.

Main article: Congressional actions on the Iraq War following the 2003 U.S. invasion
For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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

Bio

Kohl was born February 7, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1956 and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1958. He served in the United States Army Reserves between 1958 and 1964. He served as the chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party between 1975 and 1977. He has served in the Senate since 1988, and was reelected in 1994 and 2000.

Before his election to the Senate, Kohl helped build his family-owned business, Kohl's grocery and department stores. He served as president from 1970 through the sale of the corporation in 1979. In 1985 he bought the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. Kohl is one of the nation's wealthiest politicians. Conservative estimates put his wealth at $111 million, while he could be worth more than $250 million. This has inspired his use of the catchphrase "Nobody's Senator but yours" on campaign commercials.

2006 elections

Kohl retained his seat, defeating Republican Robert Lorge and Green Party candidate Rae Vogeler.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Herb Kohl
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

  • Senate Special Committee on Aging - Chairman
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights
    • Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, Judiciary, Housing and Urban Development

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

  • Senate Special Committee on Aging - Ranking Minority Member
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development and Related Agencies - Ranking Minority Member
    • Subcommittee on Commerce Justice and Science
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Interior
    • Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Treasury the Judiciary and Housing and Urban Development
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Antitrust Competition Policy and Consumer Rights - Ranking Minority Member
    • Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
    • Subcommittee on Technology Terrorism and Homeland Security

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
330 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-4903
Phone: 202-224-5653
Fax: 202-224-9787
Web Email
Website

District Office- Appleton:
4321 West College Avenue, Suite 235
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-738-1640
Fax:

District Office- Eau Claire:
402 Graham Avenue, Suite 206
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-832-8424
Fax:

District Office- LaCrosse:
425 State Street, Suite 202
LaCrosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-796-0045
Fax:

District Office- Madison:
14 West Miffin Street, Suite 207
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-264-5338
Fax:

District Office- Milwaukee:
310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 950
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 800-247-5645
Fax:

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources


External articles

External 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. Senate
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Commerce Justice and Science and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Defense, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Interior Environment and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senate Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Antitrust Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Senate Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, Senate Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Technology Terrorism and Homeland Security
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1988
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1989
Next Election:
November 6, 2012
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Chair, Wisconsin Democratic Party
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 4321 West College Avenue, Suite 235, Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-738-1640 / Fax:
2. 402 Graham Avenue, Suite 206, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-832-8424 / Fax:
3. 425 State Street, Suite 202, LaCrosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-796-0045 / Fax:
4. 14 West Miffin Street, Suite 207, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-264-5338 / Fax:
5. 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 950, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 800-247-5645 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: February 7, 1935