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Steve Kagen previously served the 8th Congressional district of Wisconsin

Steve Kagen, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional district of Wisconsin, having served 2007 to 2011. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

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SCHIP

In 2007, Congress took up the reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which provides health care for about 6 million children and 670,000 adults from families who earn too much money qualify for Medicare but not enough to afford health insurance. Congressional Democrats, supported by many Republicans, used the opportunity to try and dramatically expand the program by tens of billions of dollars in order to cover an additional 4 million children. President Bush initially proposed adding only $5 billion to the program, but $13.4 billion was needed to keep the same number of children enrolled. In 2006 5.4 million children were eligible but not enrolled in SCHIP or Medicaid and 9.4 million children were uninsured.

Steve Kagen voted FOR the first House bill, which passed by 225-204 along party lines. It would have added $47 billion to the $25 billion needed for SCHIP for the next five years. It would have added about 5 million people to the program, including children, some legal immigrants, pregnant women and adults aged 18 and 19. The bill was financed by cuts in payments to privately-run Medicare programs (to levels used in the federally-run program) and a 45 cent per pack raise in the price on cigarettes.

The House later compromised approved a bill which expanded the plan by $35 billion and would have insured about 3.5 million more children from families (with four members) making up to about $51,000 to $62,000. Most non-pregnant, childless adults were excluded, as were most legal immigrants and all illegal immigrants. The bill passed 265-159, with all but 8 Democrats and 45 Republicans voting in favor. Steve Kagen voted FOR the bill.

After President Bush vetoed the bill, Democratic leaders attempted to override the veto but failed. Steve Kagen voted FOR the bill.

Iraq War

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

Born in Appleton, WI, Kagen earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Before becoming a doctor, he worked as a Teamster. He now is a practicing physician as well as an assistant clinical professor of Allergy - Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has founded four allergy clinics in the state of Wisconsin. He and his wife Gayle have four children. [1]

Congressional career

2006 election

Kagen defeated Republican John Gard to replace Rep. Mark Green, who ran for governor.

2010 election

In 2010, Kagen lost to Republican Reid Ribble.[2]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00027618&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Steve Kagen
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

More background data

Former contact

Washington DC Office:
1232 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
ph: (202) 225-5665
fx: (202) 225-5729
Web Email
Website

District Office:
700 E.Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
ph: (920) 437-1954
fx: (920) 437-1978

2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Kagen for Congress campaign website

Kagen 4 Congress
100 West College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911.

Phone: 1-800-255-9355

info@kagen4congress.com

Articles and resources

Resources

References

  1. Steve Kagen profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Reid Ribble profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  3. American Sustainable Business Council Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed December 27, 2013.

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
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Energy and Research, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Department Operations Oversight Nutrition and Forestry, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2007
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
None or Not Available,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 700 E.Walnut Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: 920-437-1954 / Fax: 920-437-1978





Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.kagen4congress.com/
Webform Email: / Email: info@kagen4congress.com

Campaign Offices:

1. Kagen 4 Congress, 100 West College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911.
Phone: 1-800-255-9355 / Fax:



Zip Code Affiliations:
Misc:

Date of Birth: December 12, 1949