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  Weiner, Anthony
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameAnthony Weiner
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Forest Hills, Queens, New York , United States
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Born September 04, 1964
Died Still Living (49 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last Modifiede. dantes
Sep 17, 2011 06:04pm
Tags Jewish - Liberal - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Married - Straight -
InfoAnthony David Weiner

In 1991, at age 27, Weiner became, at the time, the youngest person ever elected to the New York City Council where he developed a reputation as a thoughtful legislator and a rising star. In 1998, Weiner was elected to take the seat of his mentor Charles Schumer when Mr. Schumer was elected to the US Senate in the same year. Weiner was re-elected to his second term in Congress in 2000 where he sits on the Judiciary and Science Committees and serves as a Democratic Whip.

On the Judiciary Committee , Congressman Weiner sits on the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property as well as on the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, Weiner has been visible as a tough-on-crime Democrat who has worked successfully with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Earning praise from law enforcement groups nationwide, Weiner authored successful reforms to the nation's Civil Asset Forfeiture laws and amended the Violence Against Women Act to better treat victims of sexual assault. Weiner wrote and fought for legislation to expand the federal funds available for the DNA testing of crime scene evidence. In the 106th and 107th Congress, Weiner was also the lead sponsor of the bill to re-authorize the highly successful COPS program, calling for an additional 50,000 police officers to be added nationwide.

Congressman Weiner has stood out in Washington as an outspoken champion of the party's priorities, leading Congressional Quarterly's Politics in America refers to Weiner as "an active voice for the Democrats." In addition, The New York Daily News called Weiner one of the "Leaders of the Twenty-First Century," The New York Post recently named him one of the "Up and Comers of 2001" and The Forward newspaper chose Weiner as one of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans. In his first term in Congress, Weiner made more television appearances than any other member of his freshman class. On networks including CNN, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, and the Fox News Channel, Weiner was often seen speaking out on issues such as gun control, electoral reform and Israel.

At home, Weiner has been recognized by Newsday for "delivering for his district," securing millions in federal funding for the revitalization of Gateway National Recreation Area, the nation's most visited urban national park. Representing a coastal district, Weiner has fought for and won funding for beach replenishment and for the construction of a Rockaway ferry landing to allow water-borne service to Manhattan for commuters and tourists. As a Member of the Technology Subcommittee, Weiner fought for and won $30 million toward quieter and more efficient aircraft engines. Recognizing his accomplishments and advocacy on behalf of the environment, the League of Conservation Voters has twice awarded Weiner with a 94% rating.

Weiner has also become known for championing consumer interests, authoring legislation warning consumers about high store credit card rates, check bouncing fees and poor cell phone service. Representing a district with a high concentration of seniors, Weiner penned a bill to calculate Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) by region. Weiner has also introduced bills to require HMOs to cover the high costs of infertility treatments and to reduce aircraft noise for neighbors of New York's busy airports.




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Sep 06, 2013 05:00am Strategy Weiner's inner circle says he's prepping for comeback after NYC campaign  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 25, 2013 07:00pm News DNC Chair Won't Comment on Weiner: 'We Can't Be Weighing In On Every Single Race'  Article Scott³ 
Aug 22, 2013 10:45am Blog Entry Sydney Leathers May Have Been Exposed to HIV While Shooting ["Weiner and Me"] Porn Debut  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 31, 2013 05:00am News Anthony Weiner Aide Barbara Morgan Rants Over 'Slutbag' Intern  Article Scott³ 
Jul 30, 2013 08:05am Commentary Anthony Weiner Fails to Answer the Only Important Interview Question  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 28, 2013 03:55pm Report Weiner campaign paid private eye $45,000 to investigate own 2011 Twitter ‘hacking’ lie, reports show  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 25, 2013 05:00pm News Backlash Grows Against Huma Abedin  Article Scott³ 
Jul 23, 2013 11:00am News Not Again: Is This Another Round of Racy Anthony Weiner Chat Messages?  Article RBH 
May 23, 2013 03:40pm General Anthony Weiner and the Frenchification of America  Article Jason 
Dec 28, 2011 02:25pm News Shamed former congressman Anthony Weiner wanted threesome with ANOTHER MAN, 'sext mistress' claims  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 19, 2011 05:00pm General Porn king (Larry Flynt) offers job to Weiner  Article kal 
Jun 18, 2011 12:00pm News Keith Olbermann hints at Anthony Weiner talk show on Al Gore's network  Article BILLYW 
Jun 16, 2011 08:00pm Amusing Rep. Anthony Weiner Resigns to Spend More Time on Social Networking Sites  Article Scott³ 
Jun 16, 2011 03:00pm Blog Entry Weiner/Clinton Double Standard Shows Dem Hypocrisy  Article Jason 
Jun 16, 2011 09:30am Scandal Weiner to resign after sexting scandal, source says  Article RP 
Jun 15, 2011 04:00pm News Cross-Dressing Weiner Pics Emerge  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 12, 2011 09:05pm General Rep. Weiner Reportedly Considering Resigning Amid Constant Scandal Coverage  Article Andy 
Jun 11, 2011 11:00am News Top Democrats urge Rep. Weiner to resign  Article particleman 
Jun 10, 2011 08:00pm News Anthony Weiner admits contact with girl, 17  Article Scott³ 
Jun 08, 2011 04:35pm General Weiner’s Wife Is Pregnant  Article COSDem 
Jun 08, 2011 03:00pm News First Democrat in Congress Demands Weiner Resign  Article Scott³ 
Jun 08, 2011 03:00am Blog Entry Priebus, Vitter, Weiner, and the "creep" factor  Article ArmyDem 
Jun 06, 2011 05:35pm General Andrew Breitbart takes over Anthony Weiner news conference   Article COSDem 
Jun 06, 2011 05:00pm General Nancy Pelosi calls for Anthony Weiner ethics inquiry   Article COSDem 
Jun 06, 2011 02:00pm Scandal New half-naked photos: Rep. Weiner calls a news conference  Article COSDem 
Jun 02, 2011 11:00pm News Eric Cantor says Anthony Weiner should 'come clean'   Article COSDem 
Jun 02, 2011 01:55pm News Weiner Fails to Quell Controversy Over Photo  Article Scott³ 
Jun 01, 2011 01:00pm Humor Rep. Weiner Denies Sending Lewd Photo, Can't Say Whether Image Is Him  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Jan 19, 2011 05:00pm Amusing Weiner: Play health care reform drinking game responsibly  Article Brandon 
Jun 10, 2010 12:00pm Event Goat spears Weiner, draws blood  Article RP 
Mar 25, 2010 02:00pm News "White Powder" Package Sent to Congressman Weiner's Office  Article -- 
Sep 04, 2009 12:20pm Interview Anthony Weiner: Obama Hasn't Led On Health Care (VIDEO)  Article Craverguy 
Jun 12, 2008 07:00am News NY Congressman [Weiner] Hot For Foreign Models  Article -- 
Aug 29, 2005 10:00pm Election Guide A Congressman [Anthony Weiner] Who Has Learned to Take Risks Risks a Race for Mayor  Article User 13 

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