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  Hutchison, Kay Bailey
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AffiliationRepublican  
  2008-01-01  
 
NameKay Bailey Hutchison
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Dallas, Texas , United States
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Born July 22, 1943 (75 years)
ContributorCOSDem
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Jan 21, 2017 12:06am
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Episcopalian - Straight -
InfoKathryn "Kay" Bailey Hutchinson

In 1993, Kay Bailey Hutchison was elected as the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Seven years later, more than four million Texans re-elected her to a second full term - at the time the largest number of votes ever garnered in the state. In 2004, she won a third term as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, remaining the fifth-highest ranking Republican senator.

Defense and Foreign Policy

Senator Hutchison is a leading voice on foreign policy and national security issues and serves as a U.S. delegate to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - commonly known as the Helsinki Commission. As Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee and a member of the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hutchison plays a vital role in shaping America's defense policies. In 2003, she enacted legislation to create an Overseas Basing Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the U.S. Military's global footprint to ensure we are prepared to meet 21st century threats.

As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, the Senator has fought for funding and recognition of the Gulf War Syndrome so veterans can receive treatment.

In the 108th Congress, Senator Hutchison helped pass the National Intelligence Reform Act, which included provisions she authored to ensure greater screening of air cargo and a more comprehensive review of surveillance information. The final language orders the Transportation Security Administration to codify measures such as a database of known shippers, security plans at facilities and worker identification cards.

Transportation

In the 107th Congress, the Senator served as Chairman and Ranking Republican of the Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Aviation, where she played a major role in drafting the landmark airline security bill passed by Congress after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

With the convening of the 109th Congress, Senator Hutchison was given an expanded role on the Commerce Committee by overseeing the nation's space exploration program as Chairman of the Science and Space Subcommittee, whose chief responsibility is to oversee the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Education

The "No Child Left Behind Act," an historic education reform bill signed into law in early 2002, includes provisions written by the Senator to help recruit teachers from mid-career professionals and retirees; the parents' report card, which provides parents regular updates on the performance of their child's school; and remove barriers to local school districts that wish to offer single-sex schools and classrooms.

Senator Hutchison was instrumental in establishing TAMEST through her work with Research and Development funding in Texas. In 2000, Senator Hutchison announced that Texas ranked 5th in Federal Research and Development funding. Through her efforts to increase collaboration and raise the profile of Texas Research at Universities and Colleges, the Senator moved Texas to 3rd in Research and Development Expenditures.

Senator Hutchison grew up in La Marque, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas and UT Law School. She was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1990, she was elected Texas State Treasurer. In addition, Senator Hutchison can add author to her list of credentials. In June of 2000, she and her colleagues coauthored Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate, and she recently wrote her newest book in 2004 entitled, American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country.

The Senator's Texas roots run deep. Thomas Rusk of Nacogdoches was the first Texan to hold the U.S. Senate seat she currently occupies. He and the Senator's great-great-grandfather, Charles S. Taylor, were friends and both signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. The Senator lives in Dallas with her husband and their two children.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/14/2011-01/16/2011 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 4.0) 18.00% ( 4.0)
10/26/2010-10/28/2010 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 3.0) 33.00% ( 7.0) 22.00% ( 4.0)
09/02/2010-09/06/2010 Public Policy Polling 42.00% ( 5.0) 40.00% ( 3.0) 18.00% ( 2.0)
06/19/2010-06/21/2010 Public Policy Polling 37.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
04/16/2009-04/16/2009 Rasmussen Reports 67.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
06/08/2007-06/10/2007 Survey USA 58.00% ( 1.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
05/11/2007-05/13/2007 Survey USA 59.00% ( 4.0) 34.00% ( 3.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
04/13/2007-04/15/2007 Survey USA 63.00% ( 4.0) 31.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 3.0)
03/09/2007-03/11/2007 Survey USA 59.00% ( 8.0) 32.00% ( 6.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
02/09/2007-02/11/2007 Survey USA 67.00% ( 5.0) 26.00% ( 4.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 22, 2011 05:00pm News Kay Bailey Hutchison on Rick Perry: 'I don't know what his positions would be'  Article TX DEM 
Apr 28, 2010 05:00pm General Senior Republican derides repeated votes as 'theatrics'  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Nov 13, 2009 07:00pm News Kay Bailey Hutchison won't resign Senate seat  Article Monsieur 
Aug 20, 2009 05:00pm General Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison puts Virginia house on the market  Article DFWDem 
Aug 18, 2009 06:00am General Hutchison uncertain when she'll leave Senate  Article Monsieur 
Jul 29, 2009 12:00pm News Kay Bailey Hutchison to resign this fall.  Article TX DEM 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY
Husband Ray Hutchison Mar 16, 1978-Mar 30, 2014

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  08/03/2017 US Permanent Representative to NATO Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2011 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson Lost 48.00% (-4.00%)
  03/02/2010 TX Governor - R Primary Lost 30.32% (-20.83%)
  01/03/2009 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson Lost 44.00% (-12.00%)
  11/15/2006 US Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 TX US Senate Won 61.69% (+25.65%)
  03/07/2006 TX US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2005 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 TX US Senate Won 65.04% (+32.69%)
  11/08/1994 TX US Senate Won 60.71% (+22.25%)
  03/08/1994 TX US Senate- R Primary Won 84.27% (+78.02%)
  06/05/1993 TX US Senate - Special Runoff Won 67.34% (+34.68%)
  05/01/1993 TX US Senate - Special Won 29.00% (+0.00%)
  11/06/1990 TX Treasurer Won 49.90% (+3.25%)
  03/13/1990 TX Treasurer - R Primary Won 77.93% (+55.85%)
  06/05/1982 TX District 3 - R Runoff Lost 43.03% (-13.94%)
  05/01/1982 TX District 3 - R Primary Won 36.51% (+8.42%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
TX US President - R Primary - Mar 04, 2008 R John McCain
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
TX - District 10 - R Runoff - Apr 13, 2004 R Michael McCaul
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 NPA Reject
US President - R Primaries - Jul 07, 1996 R Phil Gramm
TX District 14 - R Runoff - Apr 09, 1996 R Greg Laughlin
TX US President - R Primary - Mar 12, 1996 R Phil Gramm
TX District 14 - R Primary - Mar 12, 1996 R Greg Laughlin
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg