Denver, Colorado , United States
|| October 30, 1957
Jan 26, 2016 02:28pm
Caucasian - Married - Christian - Presbyterian - Protestant - Straight -
|Info||Bruce L. Braley |
Congressman Bruce Braley was born in Grinnell, Iowa in 1957 and grew up in nearby Brooklyn, Iowa.
Bruce applied for his first job when he was in third grade and has been working ever since. He delivered newspapers, mowed yards, bailed hay, detassled corn, did janitorial work, worked at a grain elevator, and drove a dump truck. To help put himself through college and law school, he built roads and bridges for the Poweshiek County Roads Department.
Bruce moved to Waterloo in 1983 where he practiced law for 23 years, representing people who lost their jobs due to corporate downsizing and employees who challenged dangerous safety standards.
Rep. Braley was elected to his first term in November 2006.
In Congress, Rep. Braley has been fighting to bring about the change we need, introducing legislation to help our veterans and troops returning from Iraq, fighting to boost investment in renewable energy, and working to provide more opportunity for Iowa small businesses.
Congressman Braley fought the Pentagon bureaucracy when nearly 600 Iowa National Guard soldiers returning home from Iraq were denied full GI Bill education benefits, and helped secure full benefits for these brave men and women.
Congressman Braley introduced and passed legislation to simplify government forms like tax returns to cut bureaucratic red tape and make government more accessible.
Rep. Braley sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, where he fights to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. Braley also serves on the House Transportation Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.
Bruce lives in Waterloo with his wife, Carolyn, and their three kids, Lisa, David, and Paul.