Mark Pryor

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Mark Pryor currently serves as the Jr. Senator for State

Mark Lunsford Pryor, a Democrat, has represented Arkansas in the United States Senate since 2002.

Record and controversies

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H.R. 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform)

On December 9, 2009, Senator Pryor was one of ten Democratic Senators to reach what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called a “broad agreement”[1]on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The discussion focused on abandoning or greatly narrowing the public health insurance option. In exchange, people 55-64 would be able to buy in to Medicare and Medicaid eligibility would be expanded to people within 150 percent of the federal poverty line. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office released a statement on the compromise:

"I asked Senators Schumer and Pryor to work with some of the most moderate and most progressive members of our diverse caucus, and tonight they have come to a consensus. 
It is a consensus that includes a public option and will help ensure the American people win in two ways: one, insurance companies will face more competition, and two, the American people will have more choices. I know not all 10 Senators in the room agree on every single detail of this, nor will all 60 members of my caucus. But I know we all appreciate the hard work that these progressives and moderates have done to move this historic debate forward. I want to thank Senators Schumer, Pryor, Brown, Carper, Feingold, Harkin, Landrieu, Lincoln, Nelson and Rockefeller for working together for the greater good and never losing sight of our shared goal: making it possible for every American to afford to live a healthy life. As is long-standing practice, we do not disclose details of any proposal before the Congressional Budget Office has a chance to evaluate it. We will wait for that to happen, but in the meantime, tonight we are confident." [2]

Iraq War

On March 15, 2007, Pryor was one of two Democratic Senators who voted against a joint resolution to revise U.S. policy in Iraq. The measure failed 48-50. Later on March 27, he was the only Democrat to vote with Republicans in favor of an amendment to the Iraq supplemental spending bill that would have stripped the measure of its troop withdrawal deadline. The amendment was narrowly defeated 48-50. He later voted with all Democrats in passing the final spending bill, which passed the Senate 51-47.

Main article: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007 (H.R.1591)
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

Oil Record

Mark Pryor has voted in favor of big oil companies on 67% of important oil-related bills,according to Oil Change International. These bills include Iraq War funding, climate change studies, clean energy, and oil import reductions. [1] See below for oil money in politics.

Gang of 14

On May 23, 2005, Pryor was one of fourteen senators to forge a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus blocking the Republican leadership's attempt to implement the so-called "nuclear option". Under the agreement, the Democrats would retain the power to filibuster a Bush judicial nominee only in an "extraordinary circumstance", and the three most conservative Bush appellate court nominees (Janice Rogers Brown, Priscilla Owen and William H. Pryor, Jr.) would receive a vote by the full Senate.

Bio

Pryor was born January 10, 1963 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned his B.A in History from the University of Arkansas in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas in 1988. He worked as an attorney in private practice for more than ten years before being elected to office. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1991-1998 and served as the Arkansas Attorney General from 1999-2002. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2000. He is the son of former Senator and governor David H. Pryor.

Pryor defeated incumbent Republican Tim Hutchinson in 2002 to gain his seat. He was the only Democrat to defeat a Republican incumbent in that election cycle.

Pryor is one of the few Democrats in the Senate to oppose legal abortion.

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 Arkansas superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Mark Pryor, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

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

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00013823&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Mark Pryor
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

Oil Money in Politics

Mark Pryor has received $89,750 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $38,000 of those dollars were from industry PACS. [2] In total, Pryor has accepted $134,400 from oil companies since 2000, which makes him one of the top recipients of oil money in the United States Senate. [3] See above for oil and energy voting record.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

Coalitions and Caucuses

Boards and other Affiliations

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
257 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-0404
Phone: 202-224-2353
Fax: 202-228-0908
Web Email
Website

District Office- Little Rock:
The River Market, Suite 401
500 Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-324-6336
Fax: 501-324-5320

Articles and resources

Resources

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Current Office: U.S. Senate
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Committees: Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Airland, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation, Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation/Subcommittee on Aviation Operations Safety and Security, Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation/Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs Insurance and Automotive Safety, Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation/Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce Trade and Tourism, Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation/Subcommittee on Science Technology and Innovation, Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation/Subcommittee on Space Aeronautics and Related Sciences, Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation/Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure Safety and Security, Senate Select Committee on Ethics, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs/Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs/Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs/Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs/Subcommittee on State Local and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
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November 5, 2002
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Arkansas Attorney General from 1998 - 2002,Arkansas House of Representatives from 1990 - 1998
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