Ruben Hinojosa

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Rubén Hinojosa currently serves the 15th Congressional district of Texas

Rubén E. Hinojosa, a Democrat, has represented the Fifteenth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997. (map)

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

Iraq War

Hinojosa voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Bio

Hinojosa was born August 20, 1940 in Edcouch, Texas. Prior to serving in Congress, he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from the University of Texas-Pan American. He served as president of his family's food processing company. In 1974 he was elected to the Texas State Board of Education, serving for 20 years.

"An advocate for the underserved, and economically and educationally disadvantaged, Rubén Hinojosa has made working for those in his community a primary goal," according to his House biography.[1]

Hinojosa defeated Republican Tom Haughey in 1996 with 62% of the vote. He defeated Haughey again in 1998, winning 59% of the vote. In 2000 he took 89% of the vote, facing only independent Frank L. Jones III. Finally in 2002 he ran unopposed.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Paul B. Haring to face Hinojosa in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Hinojosa retained his seat.

2008 elections

2008 superdelegate
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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 Texas superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Ruben Hinojosa, 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

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Ruben Hinojosa
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)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Congressional Rural Housing Caucus
  • Co-founder, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
2463 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2531
Fax: 202-225-5688
Web Email
Website

District Office- Beeville:
107 South Saint Mary's Street
Beeville, TX 78102-5619
Phone: 361-358-8400
Fax: 361-358-8407

District Office- Edinburg:
2864 West Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956-682-5545
Fax: 956-682-0141

District Office- McAllen:
311 North Fifteenth Street
McAllen, TX 78501-4715
Phone: 956-682-5545
Fax: 956-682-0141

Campaign Address:
Post Office Box 720452
Mcallen, TX 78504
Phone: 956-686-6455
Fax:
==Articles and resources==

Related SourceWatch resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Resources

Articles

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. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
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Caucuses:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Congressional Rural Housing Caucus; Co-founder, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
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 Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Asia Pacific and the Global Environment, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Europe
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 1996
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1996
Next Election:
November 4, 2008
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
None or Not Available
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 107 South Saint Mary's Street, Beeville, TX 78102-5619
Phone: 361-358-8400 / Fax: 361-358-8407
2. 2864 West Trenton Road, Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956-682-5545 / Fax: 956-682-0141
3. 311 North Fifteenth Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4715
Phone: 956-682-5545 / Fax: 956-682-0141




Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 720452, Mcallen, TX 78504
Phone: 956-686-6455 / Fax:



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Misc:

Date of Birth: August 20, 1940