Mike Castle

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Michael Castle previously served the At-Large Congressional district of Delaware

Michael Newbold "Mike" Castle, a Republican, is a former U.S. Representative for the At-Large Congressional District of Delaware, having served 1993 to 2011. In September 2010, Castle lost the GOP Senate primary to tea party Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell. Democrat Chris Coons then won the general election.[1]

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Mike Castle voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Castle 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.

Environmental record

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

Gun control

The Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2007 (H.R.96) is U.S. gun control legislation introduced on January 4, 2007 by Rep. Castle. It would require background checks for all firearm sales at gun shows.

Main article: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2007

National security and foreign policy

In early May 2007, Rep. Castle attended a meeting, organized by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), between several moderate Republicans in the House and President Bush to express their concerns over the War in Iraq. The group warned the President that his pursuit of the war in Iraq was risking the future of the Republican Party, and that he could not count on Republican support for much longer. Despite their concerns, each of the members promised to oppose the short-term funding measure for the War that was being considered in the House.

Main article: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R.2206)

Bio

Castle was born July 2, 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was educated at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Georgetown University School of Law.

He served as Delaware's Deputy Attorney General from 1965 until 1966, when was then elected to the Delaware House of Representatives. He served one term, and was then elected to the Delaware State Senate, serving two terms (1969/70- 1975/76).

He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Delaware in 1980 and served one term from 1981 to 1985. In 1984 he was elected Governor of Delaware and served two terms until he resigned to begin his term as U.S. Representative in 1993.

Castle is president of The Republican Main Street Partnership and is considered one of the most moderate Republicans in the House. In May 2005, he co-sponsored a successful bill to overturn President Bush's ban on federal funding for stem cell research. In the wake of Tom DeLay's indictment in September 2005, E.J. Dionne named Castle as one of four lawmakers capable of leading an anticorruption reform of the Republican party. Castle is a member of various Moderate/Liberal Republican Organizations such as Republicans For Enviornmental Protection, The Republican Majority For Choice, Republicans For Choice and Christine Todd Whitman's Its My Party Too.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Dennis Spivack to face Castle in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Castle retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Mike Castle
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

  • House Committee on Education and Labor
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness
  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommitee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommitee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
    • Subcommitee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

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

More background data

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

Former contact

DC Office:
1233 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0801
Phone: 202-225-4165
Fax: 202-225-2291
Web Email
Website

District Office - Dover:
J. Allen Frear Federal Building
300 South New Street
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-736-1666
TollFree: 800-292-9541
Fax: 302-736-6580

District Office - Georgetown:
Phone: 302-856-3334

District Office - Wilmington:
201 North Walnut Street, Suite 107
Wilmington, DE 19801-3970
Phone: 302-428-1902
Fax: 302-428-1950

Articles and resources

References

  1. Mike Castle profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  3. Honorary Board, Republicans for Environmental Protection, accessed September 14, 2010.

Resources

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External articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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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 Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1992
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1993
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Previous Political Work?
Governor of Delaware, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, Delaware Senate, Delaware House of Representatives
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District Offices:
1. J. Allen Frear Federal Building, 300 South New Street, Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-736-1666 / Fax: 302-736-6580
2. 201 North Walnut Street, Suite 107, Wilmington, DE 19801-3970
Phone: 302-428-1902 / Fax: 302-428-1950




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Date of Birth: July 2, 1939