Bob Bennett

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Bob Bennett previously served as a Senator for Utah

Robert Foster "Bob" Bennett is a former Senator for the state of Utah having served 1993 to 2011. Republican Bennett was defeated in his GOP primary race by Republican Mike Lee. Lee then won the general election for the senate seat.(map) [1] [2] [3]

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 Bob Bennett voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

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

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

Lobbying reform

On January 18, 2007, Sen. Bennett introduced an amendment (S.Amdt.20) to the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007 (S.1.) that struck Section 220 from the bill, a measure that contained grassroots/astroturf lobbying disclosure provisions for organizations that spend more than $25,000 quarterly. The amendment passed 55-43, successfully removing the astroturf provision.

Main article: Grassroots and astroturf lobbying legislation

Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans

Bennett cosponsored The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.[4]

Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007

Bio

Born September 18, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bennett was the son of U.S. Senator Wallace Foster Bennett and the grandson of Mormon church president Heber J. Grant. He attended Utah public schools and received a B.S. from the University of Utah in 1957.

He was a chaplain in the Army National Guard from 1957 to 1969, when he entered public service as congressional liaison of the United States Department of Transportation, serving from 1969 to 1970. That year he became president of Robert Mullen Associates, a Washington, D.C. public relations firm that was a front for the Central Intelligence Agency. Because his company employed Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt, he was suspected of being Woodward and Bernstein's source Deep Throat.

In 1974, he became the public relations director for billionaire Howard Hughes's holding company, Summa Corporation, working there until 1978 when he became president of Osmond Communications. In 1979, he went into computers, first as chairman of American Computers Corporation, then as president of Microsonics Corporation from 1981 to 1984. In 1984, he was named CEO of Franklin Quest, the maker of organizers and appointment books.

A Senate seat opened up in 1992, when Jake Garn, who hated Washington and made no secret of it, refused to run for a fourth term. Bennett was narrowly elected (51%) to the Senate in 1992, his opponent being another millionaire with famous forebears. He was re-elected in 1998 and 2004. His Democratic opponent in 2004 was Paul Van Dam and Bennett won by a vote of 68%-29%.

Bennett previously served as the Deputy Republican Whip.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Bob Bennett
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

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

More background data

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

Contact

DC Office:
431 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-4403
Phone: 202-224-5444
Fax: 202-228-1168
Web Email
Website

District Office - Cedar City:
2390 West Highway 56, Suite 4B
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-865-1335
Fax: 435-865-1481

District Office - Ogden:
324 25th Street, Suite 1410
Ogden, UT 84401-2310
Phone: 801-625-5676
Fax: 801-394-0137

District Office - Provo:
Old Courthouse Building
51 South University Avenue, Suite 310
Provo, UT 84601-4424
Phone: 801-851-2525
Fax: 801-375-3432

District Office - Saint George:
196 East Tabernacle, Suite 42
Saint George, UT 84770-3474
Phone: 435-628-5514
Fax: 435-624-4160

District Office - Salt Lake City:
Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building
125 South State Street, Suite 4225
Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1188
Phone: 801-524-5933
Fax: 801-524-5730

Articles and resources

References

  1. Robert Bennett profile, Govtrack.us, accessed January 2011.
  2. Mike Lee profile, Govtrack.us, accessed January 2011.
  3. 'Tea Party' candidate wins Utah Senate nomination, USA Today, June 23, 2010.
  4. "SENS. INOUYE, AKAKA, LEAHY, LEVIN, BENNETT, MURKOWSKI, STEVENS," US Fed News 15, 2007.

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
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110th Congress
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Caucuses:
Committees: Joint Economic Committee, Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, 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 Energy and Water Development, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on State Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Interior Environment and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Securities Insurance and Investment, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1992
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January 5, 1993
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November 2, 2010
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District Offices:
1. 2390 West Highway 56, Suite 4B, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-865-1335 / Fax: 435-865-1481
2. 324 25th Street, Suite 1410, Ogden, UT 84401-2310
Phone: 801-625-5676 / Fax: 801-394-0137
3. Old Courthouse Building, 51 South University Avenue, Suite 310, Provo, UT 84601-4424
Phone: 801-851-2525 / Fax: 801-375-3432
4. 196 East Tabernacle, Suite 42, Saint George, UT 84770-3474
Phone: 435-628-5514 / Fax: 435-624-4160
5. Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 South State Street, Suite 4225, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1188
Phone: 801-524-5933 / Fax: 801-524-5730



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Date of Birth: September 18, 1933