Columbus, Indiana , United States
|| June 07, 1959
Apr 14, 2015 06:39pm
Conservative - Very Conservative - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Christian -
|Info||Congressman Mike Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, graduated from Hanover College in 1981 and earned his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Indiana University, School of Law in 1986. |
Pence was first elected to Congress in November 2000 and was reelected to the Sixth Congressional District encompassing much of Eastern Indiana in 2002.
Pence serves in the House leadership as a Deputy Majority Whip and was named to chair a subcommittee during his freshman term � only the fifth freshman in the past 50 years to hold such a position.
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., Congressman Pence was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee. Pence sits on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and participated in drafting the Patriot Act and legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security.
Also following the attacks, Pence traveled to Berlin as the only Member of Congress to participate in an international conference on terrorism. Pence joined His Majesty Prince Hassan of Jordan and Nobel Laureate and Member of Parliament David Trimble of Great Britain in leading panel discussions at the conference. Given his involvement in foreign affairs, Pence was named to the House Committee on International Relations for the 108th Congress.
As the lone Hoosier in the majority on the House Agriculture Committee, Pence participated in drafting the 2002 Farm Bill, which included a historic increase in resources committed by the federal government to American agriculture and conservation.
Congressman Pence has become a national spokesman for mainstream conservative issues. He has appeared on CNN's Crossfire, where co-host and prominent Democratic strategist James Carville has called him "very influential in the House." He has also appeared on numerous programs on the Fox News Channel.
Following graduation from law school, Mike Pence first ran for Congress in 1988 and 1990. In 1991, Pence was named President of a conservative state think tank based in Fort Wayne known as the Indiana Policy Review Foundation.
In 1992, Pence started a career in radio broadcasting and, two years later, Network Indiana syndicated his show statewide. The Mike Pence Show aired weekdays on 18 radio stations. Pence also hosted a Sunday morning political television show in Indianapolis from 1995 to 1999.
Mike and his wife Karen have three children and reside in Columbus, Indiana. When Congress is in session, the Pence family lives in Arlington, Virginia. Congressman Pence describes himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order."
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|Mon Apr 27 15:19:57 +0000 2015 - In May I'll lead a jobs mission to China-IN's 5th largest export partner-w/export total of $1.4B in 2014 http://t.co/i6MHaXPhrP @Indiana_EDC|
Mon Apr 27 14:53:58 +0000 2015 - Mtg w/@StateHealthIN's Dr. Adams & @CDCgov officials including Dr Jonathan Mermin for a Scott Co HIV outbreak update. http://t.co/Cu5T2y6dcc
Mon Apr 27 12:51:14 +0000 2015 - .@InVetAffairs will kick off a number of free community outreach events across IN on 5/7 in Indy. Register/more info: http://t.co/HZWAVG3x5N
Fri Apr 24 15:47:29 +0000 2015 - RT @Indiana2016: On May 1, 2015 you can visit http://t.co/EOQv5picsM to fill out official torch bearer nomination forms #Indiana200 http://…
Fri Apr 24 12:57:19 +0000 2015 - .@IDHS Fire Marshal, @IndStatePolice & state OSHA are reviewing the incident & will make every effort to prevent this or worse in the future
Fri Apr 24 12:54:37 +0000 2015 - Our public safety team will continue to work jointly with @CityofWestfield officials to investigate this incident: http://t.co/0DGYnrlpyi
Fri Apr 24 12:53:45 +0000 2015 - I commend all emergency personnel who quickly responded to injured Westfield HS students in such a professional manner last night.
Fri Apr 24 12:53:03 +0000 2015 - We're relieved beyond words that no loss of life or serious injuries occurred during the stage collapse at Westfield HS yesterday evening.
Thu Apr 23 19:45:05 +0000 2015 - In addition to signing HEA 1182 for an IN Fire Training Academy earlier today, I signed addl bills this afternoon: http://t.co/E1vNNirJ6k
Thu Apr 23 19:06:11 +0000 2015 - RT @FirstLadyIN: Thnx all for making this a GREAT day! @fanchonstinger @iamjoshkaufman @feedingINshungry @GovPenceIN #HoosierHomeGrown http…
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