Mark Souder

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Mark Souder previously served the 3rd Congressional district of Indiana

Mark Souder, a Republican, is a former U.S. Representative for the 3rd Congressional district of Indiana, having served 1995 to May 2010.[1] His district was in northeast and north central and included all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley counties as well as major portions of Allen and Elkhart counties.

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Souder voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

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

Term-limit pledge

Souder pledged to serve no more than six terms in Congress during his initial campaign for Congress in 1994. He broke the pledge, however, when he opted to seek a seventh term in 2006. [1]

Bio

Background

Born July 18, 1950, Souder is from Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended Leo High School, IPFW and the University of Notre Dame. This is his first elected office.

Congressional Career

He is a member of the Government Reform Committee and chairs its Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources. He has come under widespread criticism from students, educators, and substance abuse recovery advocates for authoring and championing the Higher Education Act Drug Provision, which denies federal financial aid eligibility to college students with drug convictions. The law has thus far affected more than 175,000 students.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Thomas Eldon Hayhurst to face Souder in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Souder retained his seat.

2010 resignation

The Christian congressman, Mark Souder, resigned in May 2010 after admitting to an affair with a married part-time staffer. He was replaced by Republican Marlin Stutzman in the fall election.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Mark Souder
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

(See Congresspedia page on term limits in Congress)

Committees and affiliations

Committees

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

Coalitions and caucuses

  • Congressional Automotive Caucus
  • Congressional Boating Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption
  • Congressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
  • Congressional Steel Caucus
  • Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Minor League Baseball Caucus
  • National Security Caucus
  • Republican Study Committee

More background data

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

Articles and resources

Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark Souder profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Local blogs and discussion sites

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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Congressional Automotive Caucus, Congressional Boating Caucus, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, Congressional Manufactured Housing Caucus, Congressional Steel Caucus, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, Minor League Baseball Caucus, National Security Caucus, Republican Study Committee
Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Border Maritime and Global Counter-terrorism, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Emergency Communications Preparedness and Response
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1. E. Ross Adair Federal Building, Room 3105, 1300 South Harrison Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: 260-424-3041 / Fax: 260-424-4042
2. 1st Source Building, Suite 250, 102 West Lincoln Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526
Phone: 574-533-5802 / Fax: 574-534-2669
3. The Boathouse, Suite D, 700 Park Avenue, Winona Lake, IN 46590
Phone: 574-269-1940 / Fax: 574-269-3112




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Date of Birth: July 18, 1950