|Name||Danny L. "Dan" Burton|
Indianapolis, Indiana , United States
|| July 21, 1938
Dec 04, 2012 08:47am
Caucasian - Very Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Term Limits - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - U.S. Army - Church of Christ - Straight -
|Info||Danny Lee "Dan" Burton |
is serving his eleventh term as a United States Congressman from Indiana's Fifth District. His first term in Congress began in November, 1982. The Fifth District lies in central Indiana and includes all of Tipton, Grant, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Hamilton, and Hancock Counties, and parts of Marion, Shelby, Howard and Johnson Counties.
When Congressman Burton assumed the Chairmanship of the Committee on Government Reform in the 105th Session of Congress, he became the first Hoosier Republican to chair a full committee in more than sixty years. The last was Rep. William Robert Wood, who chaired the Committee on Appropriations during the 71st Congress (1929-1931).
Chairman of the Committee on Government Reform, 105th - 107th Congress
Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia
Subcommittee on Europe
Party Affiliation: Republican
Voting Record: According to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Congressman Burton had a 92.7 percent voting attendance record in the 105th Congress. His career voting percentage from 1983-1998 is 96.3 percent, one of the highest in the House.
Congressman Burton has received special recognition from several organizations for his voting record in Congress. His honors include:
Twelve Golden Bulldog Awards from the Watchdogs of the Treasury for voting to cut wasteful Federal spending and reduce taxes.
Twelve Taxpayers' Friend Awards from the National Taxpayers Union for fiscal responsibility.
Eight Guardian of Small Business Awards from the National Federation of Independent Business for supporting small business.
Ten National Security Leadership Awards for supporting a policy of peace through strength. The awards are given jointly by the American Security Council, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Reserve Officer Association.
Fourteen Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for voting in support of free enterprise and a strong economy.
Dan Burton was born June 21, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Shortridge High School, Indiana University, and Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves 1957-62. He served in the Indiana State Senate 1969-70 and 1981-82, and in the Indiana House of Representatives 1967-68 and 1977-80. The Burton Family resides in Indianapolis.