Green Bay, Wisconsin , United States
|| June 01, 1960
Nov 19, 2012 04:43pm
Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
|Info||Currently in his third term in the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Mark Green continues to demonstrate impressive leadership in helping America meet her historic challenges |
As a member of the House Judiciary and International Relations Committees, Green is actively involved in our nation's policymaking in the war on terrorism, working to craft effective national strategies for fighting terrorists both at home and abroad. Last year he played a role in successful efforts to create a new Department of Homeland Security, dramatically reform the U.S. immigration system, and redesign counterterrorism laws and procedures with the USA PATRIOT Act. He has fought to boost budgets for intelligence, defense and law enforcement antiterrorism activities, including plowing more dollars into local terrorism preparedness projects. Green was also part of a small bipartisan delegation chosen by the House speaker to go to Afghanistan and report back to the Congress on the progress of the war there.
On the domestic front, Green has been a leading voice in Congress for increasing housing opportunities for American families, serving as vice-chairman of the Housing and Community Opportunities Subcommittee. He is also a strong advocate for tough new anti-crime laws, particularly those designed to protect children. Among his many legislative proposals, Green has authored the "Two Strikes, You're Out Child Protection Act," which would dramatically enhance federal penalties for child molesters. With Republican leader J.C. Watts, Green co-led the floor debate on President Bush's new "Faith-Based Initiative," a groundbreaking plan to bring the community of faith back into the national fight against poverty and social crisis. Finally, he has consistently battled for tax relief and reform, which he believes are the keys to getting our economy back on track.
Green is also an Assistant Majority Whip in the House and serves on the Republican Policy Committee.
With these increasing responsibilities has come increasing influence, which Green uses as he fights in Washington for his top priority: helping Wisconsin. Green has led successful efforts to create a new federal judgeship for northeastern Wisconsin and place a new veterans outpatient clinic in Green Bay. He is a leader in the battle to reform the nation's antiquated milk pricing system and has introduced a bill to exempt farmers who sell their farm to a family member from the capital gains tax. He also has helped lead Wisconsin congressional delegation efforts to combat Chronic Wasting Disease. He gained public acclaim in 2000 when he successfully pushed federal agencies to find the long-lost Linda E fishing boat in Lake Michigan.
Prior to his election to Congress in November of 1998, Green served for six years in the Wisconsin State Assembly, where he chaired the Assembly Judiciary Committee. During his time in the State Assembly, he developed a reputation for fighting taxes and crime, and contributed to groundbreaking reforms in Wisconsin's education and welfare systems.
Green is very much a Wisconsin product. He met his wife, Sue, when they were both students at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. He received his law degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and now makes his home in Green Bay with Sue and their three children. He turns 43 in June of this year.
Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District covers much of the northeastern part of the state.