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  Portman, Rob
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameRob Portman
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Terrace Park, Ohio , United States
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Born December 19, 1955
Died Still Living (58 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Life - Methodist - Straight -
InfoOn April 18, 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Rob Portman to be the 35th Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 26, 2006 and three days later, he was officially sworn into office by Chief of Staff Josh Bolten.

Director Portman first served in the President’s cabinet as the United States Trade Representative. In that position, he worked to expand export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and service providers and rebuild the bipartisan consensus for trade. Previously he served as a Representative of the Second District of Ohio in the United States Congress.

During his time in Congress, Director Portman served as the Chairman of the House Republican Leadership and was the liaison between the House Leadership and the White House. He was also an effective legislator who was known for reaching across the aisle to achieve results. He served as a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and as Vice Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

Director Portman’s specific legislative successes include authoring the law to curtail unfunded federal mandates; the first comprehensive reform of the Internal Revenue Service in 50 years -- adding over 50 new taxpayer rights; four laws to reduce substance abuse and its consequences through prevention and education; and three laws to encourage people to save more for retirement.

Prior to his service in Congress, Director Portman was an associate in the Washington law firm of Patton Boggs from 1984-1986. He worked as an associate and then a partner at the law firm of Graydon, Head and Ritchey from 1986-1989 and 1991-1993 in Cincinnati. He served in the first Bush White House from 1989-1991 as Associate Counsel to the President and later as Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.

Director Portman resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Jane and their three children, Jed, Will and Sally.

Portman resigned as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2007.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/16/2013-08/19/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 29.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 5.0) 32.00% ( 8.0)
04/25/2013-04/26/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 26.00% ( 9.0) 34.00% ( 9.0) 40.00% ( 0.0)
04/10/2013-04/15/2013 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 1.0) 31.00% ( 6.0) 29.00% ( 7.0)
10/12/2012-10/13/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 35.00% ( 9.0) 25.00% ( 7.0) 40.00% ( 2.0)
01/28/2012-01/29/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 26.00% ( 1.0) 32.00% ( 10.0) 42.00% ( 11.0)
01/09/2012-01/16/2012 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 1.0) 25.00% ( 4.0) 36.00% ( 5.0)
05/10/2011-05/16/2011 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 4.0) 21.00% ( 5.0) 41.00% ( 10.0)
03/10/2011-03/13/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 25.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 0.0)
01/12/2011-01/17/2011 Quinnipiac University 34.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 15, 2013 06:45pm Blog Entry Rob Portman and the Politics of Narcissism  Article Picimpalious 
Mar 14, 2013 11:00pm News Sen. Rob Portman comes out in favor of gay marriage after son comes out as gay  Article RBH 
Aug 28, 2012 08:00am News Mitt Romney taps Rob Portman to play President Barack Obama for debate prep  Article Republitarian 
Mar 17, 2005 02:00pm News Bush Picks Portman as U.S. Trade Representative  Article Scott³ 

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OH US President - R Primary - Mar 06, 2012 R Mitt Romney
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Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.