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  Tauscher, Ellen O.
NameEllen O. Tauscher
Alamo, California , United States
Born November 15, 1951
DiedApril 29, 2019 (67 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedRP
Apr 30, 2019 11:36am
Tags Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Missile Defense - Divorced - Catholic -
InfoCongresswoman Ellen Tauscher is currently serving her fourth term representing California�s 10th Congressional district, which includes Contra Costa, Solano, Alameda and Sacramento Counties. She is a leader on defense, high-tech, childcare, transportation and veterans� issues and is one of Congress� leading experts on nuclear nonproliferation. As a New Democrat and Blue Dog, her fiscally responsible, bipartisan, independent brand of leadership was coined �Tauscherism� by Time magazine.

Rep. Tauscher is an advocate for working families and businesses and has played a key role in many of the New Democrats� signature legislative initiatives. Rep. Tauscher wrote the Democrats� comprehensive bill to guarantee America�s working families safe, affordable and accessible childcare. She introduced the State Infrastructure Banks for Schools Act to provide innovative approaches to rebuild our nation�s aging schools and libraries. As the co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition�s Entitlement Reform Task Force, she participated in the White House Conference on Saving Social Security. And, she was appointed by her peers to co-chair the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform.

Rep. Tauscher is the only member of Congress to have two national defense laboratories � Lawrence Livermore and Sandia California � in her district. She sits on the House Armed Services Committee and she is one of the leaders in Congress working to improve America�s homeland security and reforming the federal bureaucracy to better deal with the threat of terrorism.

The senior member of Congress from the Bay Area on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Tauscher is working to revitalize the region�s infrastructure. She holds a seat on the important Highways and Transit Subcommittee, which determines the nation�s transportation priorities by authorizing federal contributions for transportation projects across the country. Rep. Tauscher secured a landmark $33 million in federal money for projects in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, in addition to other much-needed federal money for other Bay Area transportation improvements. She is also an active member of the Aviation Subcommittee, on which she helped write the sweeping aviation security legislation in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

Rep. Tauscher serves as National Vice Chair of the Democratic Leadership Council, an organization that is widely regarded as the intellectual center of the Democratic Party. Additionally, Rep. Tauscher has served on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and chaired the group�s Democratic Business Forum.

Before coming to Capitol Hill, Rep. Tauscher worked in the private sector for 20 years, 14 of which were on Wall Street. At age 25, she became one of the first women to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. She later served as an officer of the American Stock Exchange. After moving to California in 1989, she founded the ChildCare Registry � the first national research service to help parents verify the background of childcare workers � when she was having trouble finding quality, affordable childcare for her daughter. She also published The ChildCare Sourcebook to help working parents make informed decisions about their own childcare needs.

Rep. Tauscher was the first person in her family to attend college and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education from Seton Hall University. Born in Newark, N.J., Rep. Tauscher lives in Alamo, Calif., with her daughter, Katherine.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 27, 2010 10:00pm News Ellen Tauscher diagnosed with cancer  Article The Sunset Provision 
Mar 02, 2009 08:00pm News Congresswoman [Tauscher] wants to end 'don't ask, don't tell'   Article The Sunset Provision 
Jan 31, 2007 08:00pm News Tauscher fears Lamont-like challenger  Article The Sunset Provision 

Importance? 5.00000 Average


  06/25/2009 Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 CA - District 10 Won 65.12% (+34.00%)
  06/03/2008 CA District 10 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 CA - District 10 Won 66.43% (+32.89%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 10 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/01/2005 Alliance of Democrats - Chair Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA - District 10 Won 65.71% (+31.43%)
  11/05/2002 CA District 10 Won 75.59% (+51.19%)
  11/07/2000 CA District 10 Won 52.63% (+8.39%)
  03/07/2000 CA District 10 - All Party Primary Won 54.30% (+36.52%)
  11/03/1998 CA District 10 Won 53.46% (+10.02%)
  06/02/1998 CA District 10 - All-Party Primary Won 54.68% (+30.95%)
  11/05/1996 CA District 10 Won 48.63% (+1.45%)
  03/26/1996 CA District 10 - D Primary Won 74.11% (+48.23%)
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