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Evan Bayh
Evan Bayh

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 6, 1999
Serving with Richard Lugar
Preceded by Daniel Ray Coats
Succeeded by Incumbent (2011)

In office
January 9, 1989 – January 13, 1997
Lieutenant(s) Frank O'Bannon
Preceded by Robert D. Orr
Succeeded by Frank O'Bannon

Born December 26, 1955 (1955-12-26) (age 51)
Shirkieville, Indiana
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse Susan Breshears Bayh
Alma mater Indiana University
University of Virginia
Religion Episcopalian

Birch Evans Bayh III (commonly known as Evan Bayh) (pronounced like "bye"; IPA pronunciation: [baɪ]) (born December 26, 1955) is an American politician who has served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999 and a former Governor of Indiana. He is a member of the Democratic Party and, until December 15, 2006, was considered a likely Democratic candidate for the 2008 presidential election. Bayh is considered to be a leading candidate for the Vice Presidential spot in 2008, due to his centrist image and his deep roots in the Midwest, especially after he endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Presidency. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1875, 1327 KB) http://sbc. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana. ... Daniel Ray Coats (born May 16, 1943 in Jackson, Michigan) is an American diplomat and politician. ... List of Indiana Governors Jonathan Jennings Dem. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Frank Lewis OBannon (1930-2003) was an American politician who was Governor of Indiana from 1997 until his death, on September 13, 2003. ... Robert D. Orr Robert Dunkerson Orr (November 17, 1917 - March 10, 2004) was an American political leader and Governor of Indiana from 1981 to 1989. ... Frank Lewis OBannon (1930-2003) was an American politician who was Governor of Indiana from 1997 until his death, on September 13, 2003. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the nations capital is the national cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... List of Indiana Governors Jonathan Jennings Dem. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ... REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ...

Contents

Early life

Bayh was born in Shirkieville, Indiana to Marvella Belle Hern and Birch Bayh,[1] who was a Senator from 1963 to 1981 and ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1976, but lost to Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter. Carter would go on to win the Presidency. The younger Bayh graduated with honors in business economics and public policy from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1978, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Virginia in 1981. He clerked for a federal court judge and entered a private law practice in Indianapolis. He has an honorary J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. Birch Evans Bayh II (born January 22, 1928) was a U.S. Senator from Indiana between 1963 and 1981. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Kelley School of Business The Kelley School of Business of Indiana University is one of the top ranked business schools in the USA. It is home to approximately 4,600 full-time students on its Bloomington campus and approximately 1,200 students on its Indianapolis campus. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Law School. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Indianapolis redirects here. ...


He and his wife Susan have twin sons, Beau and Nicholas, born in 1995. His wife is a law professor and serves on several corporate boards. For other uses, see Twin (disambiguation). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ...


Indiana Secretary of State

Bayh was elected Indiana's Secretary of State in 1986 following a heated debate over whether he met the state's five-year residency requirement to be on the ballot. He served from 1987 to 1989. In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Governor of Indiana

As Governor, Bayh implemented a $1.6 billion dollar tax cut, the largest in state history.

Bayh was first elected Governor of Indiana in 1988, defeating Frank O'Bannon in the primary, and defeating John Mutz in the general election. O'Bannon went on to become Bayh's lieutenant governor. He was re-elected governor in 1992 with the highest percentage of the vote in a statewide election in modern Indiana history. His administration was considered cautious but successful (even by Republicans in the state), creating a large state surplus and permitting him to cut taxes. "Mr. Bayh’s record is one of a genuinely fiscally conservative Democrat," reported the Wall Street Journal in 1992. Image File history File links Bayh_Tax_Cut. ... Image File history File links Bayh_Tax_Cut. ... List of Indiana Governors Jonathan Jennings Dem. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Frank Lewis OBannon (1930-2003) was an American politician who was Governor of Indiana from 1997 until his death, on September 13, 2003. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Stressing fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, job creation and lean government, Bayh's tenure as governor was highlighted by eight years without raising taxes, the largest single tax cut and largest budget surplus in state history, "welfare-to-work"–type social programs, increasing annual school funding, high academic standards and new college opportunities, the creation of over 350,000 new jobs, the strengthening of law enforcement and improved environmental quality. He signed the 21st Century Scholars Act in 1992, legislation that states that every child in Indiana who is eligible for the free lunch program in a public school, graduates from high school and signs a pledge not to experiment with illegal drugs is entitled to a full college scholarship to a public university of his or her choice. By the end of his second term, Bayh had an approval rating of nearly 80 percent [1]. “Taxes” redirects here. ... Surplus means the quantity left over, after conducting an activity; the quantity which has not been used up, and can refer to: budget surplus, the opposite of a budget deficit economic surplus Surplus product or surplus value in Marxian economics physical surplus in the economic theory of Piero Sraffa Operating... This article is about financial assistance paid by government organizations. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... For the band, see The Police. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


During Bayh's tenure as Governor, lethal injection became the only method of execution in Indiana, replacing electrocution. Tommie J. Smith, 42, and Gregory Resnover, 43, illustrated the change. Both were convicted and sentenced to die for the 1980 murder of Indianapolis police Sgt. Jack R. Ohrberg. Resnover was executed December 8, 1994 as the last to die in Indiana's electric chair. On July 18, 1996 Smith, who was convicted as the "trigger man" in Ohrberg's murder, was the first in Indiana to be executed by lethal injection. Bayh was a vocal supporter of capital punishment, and his reviews of petitions for executive clemency in such cases were not noted for leniency.[2] This article is about the execution and euthanasia method. ...


When his second term as governor ended in 1997, he became a private citizen. He bought a house near the Governor's Mansion and accepted a lecturing position at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington.[3] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Kelley School of Business The Kelley School of Business of Indiana University is one of the top ranked business schools in the USA. It is home to approximately 4,600 full-time students on its Bloomington campus and approximately 1,200 students on its Indianapolis campus. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ...


Senate career

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Bayh was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998 to the seat that was once held by his father. He won with 64% of the vote, the largest victory margin ever by a Democrat in a U.S. Senate race in Indiana, defeating former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke. He easily won reelection in 2004 defeating Prof. Marvin Scott, receiving 62% of the vote. He currently serves on five Senate committees: Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, on which he is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance; Armed Services; the Select Committee on Intelligence; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Small Business Committee. This work is copyrighted. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Fort Wayne was the name of at least two historic forts in the United States of America; one of these gave its name to Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Paul Helmke is a U.S. politician, former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ...


Bayh released a biography in 2003 entitled From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye. He describes growing up as the son of Senator Birch Bayh and emphasizes the importance of active, responsible fatherhood. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 2001 to 2005, Bayh served as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). He is also a member of the Senate Centrist Coalition and helped establish the New Democrat Coalition. Bayh serves on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Third way External Links Third Way Senate Advisory Board† † exact nature of the relationship to SCC is unclear. ... The New Democrat Coalition is an organization within the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by Representatives Jim Davis of Florida, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, and Adam Smith of Washington. ... The National Endowment for Democracy, or NED, is a U.S. non-profit organization that was founded in 1983, to promote democracy by providing cash grants funded primarily through an annual allocation from the U.S. Congress. ...


Bayh has voted against confirming United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Gale Ann Norton (born March 11, 1954) served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior, serving under President George W. Bush. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... Alberto Gonzales (born August 4, 1955), is the 80th and current Attorney General of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch... This article is about the Chief Justice of the United States. ... Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. ...


Although originally voting in favor of the Iraq resolution, Senator Bayh has become increasingly critical of the war in Iraq due to Bush's strategy in handling the war and because of WMD related intelligence failures; thus, Bayh asserts that he would not have voted to go to war with Iraq if he had known what is known today. He favors a flexible timeline for withdrawal. Iraq Resolution and Iraq War Resolution are popular names for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public law 107-243, 116 Stat. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... For the Xzibit album, see Weapons of Mass Destruction (album). ...


Senator Bayh began asking for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation in 2004 for his mistakes in the Iraq war. Bayh made it clear that he had lost confidence in Rumsfeld. The United States Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) is the head of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), concerned with the armed services and military matters. ... Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is a businessman, a U.S. Republican politician, the 13th Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977, and the 21st Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006. ...


He voted yes on reauthorizing the Patriot Act in 2006. This article needs cleanup. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 20, 2006, Bayh introduced a resolution to deal with Iran's nuclear program. The resolution calls for economic sanctions created with the goal of deterring Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Such sanctions include: is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Cutting off supplies of refined gasoline to Iran which the United States currently does not supply
  • Cutting assistance to countries whose companies invest in Iran's energy sector,
  • Enacting a worldwide, comprehensive ban on arms sales to Iran,
  • Withdrawing U.S. support for Iran's accession to the WTO, and
  • Calling on the UN Security Council to limit travel of some Iranian officials, reduce diplomatic exchanges with Iran, and ban Iran from participating in world events such as the World Cup and the Olympics. [2]

Committee membership

Bayh is a member of several Senate committees and subcommittees. He serves on the Senate Special Committee on Aging [3], the Committee on Armed Services [4], including the subcommittees on Airland, Readiness and Management Support, and Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Bayh is also a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs [5], including the subcommittees on Financial Institutions, Securities and Investment, and the subcommittee on International Trade and Finance, of which he is the chair. The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging was initially established in 1961 as a temporary committee; it became a permanent committee in 1977. ... The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nations military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other... The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has jurisdiction over matters related to banks and banking, price controls, deposit insurance, export promotion and controls, federal monetary policy, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance of redemption of notes, currency and coinage, public and private housing, urban...


Bayh also holds a seat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence [6], and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. [7] The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is dedicated to overseeing the United States Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the U.S. federal government who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...


Candidacy for national office

He was selected by Bill Clinton to give the keynote address at the 1996 Democratic National Convention to reinforce his efforts to cast himself and the Democratic Party with a new moderate image. He notably attended the Bilderberg Group conference in Portugal in 1999, and in May 2000, President Bill Clinton stated, "I hope and expect some day I'll be voting for Evan Bayh for President of the United States." [8] He was indeed considered for national office as a possible running mate for Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election and in 2004, when some experts and pundits initially predicted Bayh to be a possible running mate for Democratic nominee John Kerry. His native Indiana was a key state in the important Midwest since Indiana was a Republican stronghold in presidential races, and it would almost certainly not be a swing state unless Bayh were nominated. Kerry instead selected Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The 1996 Democratic National Convention took place in Chicago, Illinois. ... The front cover of the privately circulated report of the 1980 Bilderberg conference in Bad Aachen, Germany. ... This article is about the year. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in May, 2000. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... This article is about the US political term. ... This article is about the American attorney and politician. ...


On December 1, 2006, news sources revealed that Senator Bayh was creating a Presidential exploratory committee.[9] Bayh confirmed these reports on December 3. [10] On December 15, 2006, Bayh announced that he would not run for president in 2008, surprising many. Up until then, he had been considered a leading candidate because of his moderate views and experienced background. The possible reason is that despite raising $10 million for the campaign, future means of fundraising are appearing to favor other prospective candidates, including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. [11]The campaign felt that a more populist candidate would win the nomination. The exploratory committee was consisted of several friends and political allies including Larry Ceisler and Jerry Howe. Since then Bayh has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President and speculation has already begun that he is under serious consideration, once again, for the Vice Presidency, should she become nominated. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ...


Focus issues

Abortion

Bayh is generally supportive of the pro-choice position, but not exclusively. (See links below for detailed information on voting record and profile)

Agriculture

Bayh voted for the 2002 Farm Bill that provided financial support accessible to rural communities. The bill provides funds for rural water and waste infrastructure. The Farm Bill also provides technology for rural resident's technical skills. USDA 2002 Farm Bill Information Page


Bayh encouraged farmers to share their input into the 2007 Farm Bill. USDA 2007 Farm Bill

Economy

As a member of the Small Business Committee, Senator Bayh has made more resources and tools available to Indiana's small businesses.


Bayh supports small business in Indiana by co-hosting job fairs throughout the state of Indiana. Several thousand jobs are made available to those who attend.


Senator Evan Bayh Co-hosting Job Fair at Glendale Mall


Senator Evan Bayh Promotes Small Businesses at IPFW


Senate approval


In 2003, Bayh introduced legislation to further expand Small Business Administration loans to small manufacturers. The legislation was enacted into law in 2004.

Education

As Governor, Bayh created the 21st Century Scholars program, which promises at-risk middle school students full tuition scholarships in return for being drug, alcohol and crime-free and maintaining decent grades. Iowa and Wisconsin have both introduced legislation modeling Bayh's program.


21st Century Scholars


Bayh Praises Wisconsin, Iowa for New Legislation Based on 21st Century Scholars


Bayh has worked to increase the college tuition tax deduction, and protect and increase financial aid programs that thousands of students depend on to attend college.


In 2000, Senator Bayh authored a bill titled “The Three R's,” which was designed to improve the ability of our nation's public schools to meet the needs of each student.


New Dems Reintroduce Three R's Education Bill

Healthcare

S. 2238: Medicare Prescription Drug Emergency Guarantee Act of 2006 Bayh recently introduced this bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to assure uninterrupted access to necessary medicines under the Medicare prescription drug program.


Senator Bayh is proposing legislation he says could help cut health care insurance premiums by at least 20 percent for small businesses and individuals.


Bayh Proposes Legislation to Ease Rising Cost of Healthcare


To help small businesses provide health care for their employees, Bayh reintroduced legislation in 2005 to provide up to a 50 percent tax credit to small businesses that offer health benefits.

Trade

During his time in the Senate, Bayh has led efforts to combat the illegal trade practices of foreign countries, including China. Bayh’s bipartisan Stopping Overseas Subsidies (SOS) Act allows the United States to fully enforce its antisubsidy laws and increase the ability of U.S. companies to fight unfair trade.


UAW applauds Bayh's call for tariffs on China


Bayh placed a hold on the President’s nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representative. After receiving several key commitments from Portman to get tough on China trade, Bayh agreed to release his hold.


Bayh lifts block on trade post

National security/War on Terrorism

"In a post-September 11th world, our first responsibility is to keep the American public as safe as possible and to be prepared for every possible threat," Senator Bayh said. "Preventing and responding to biological attacks will require us to mobilize all available resources at the federal and state level, and the first line of defense is often state governments." Bayh challenges Rove — and Clinton, too?


Bayh is a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee and is continually monitoring the progress of national security abroad, as U.S. troops continue operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


"The sad truth is that nearly five years after 9/11, this president has made the country less secure than we were before the attacks. We have tinkered around the edges of homeland security without making the tough decisions and investments needed to make us truly safe. And perhaps worse of all, we have taken our eye off the ball in the war on terror.


"It is clear to just about everyone but the die-hard neoconservatives within this administration that shifting our focus away from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein was perhaps the biggest strategic blunder in our nation's history. And while we have been preoccupied with Iraq, under this President North Korea has gone nuclear and Iran is on the verge of doing so."


Noteworthy speeches

Senator Bayh Speaking at the Indiana Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner — 2006
Senator Bayh Speaking at the Indiana Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner — 2006

"I come from teachers. My great, great grandfather Christopher Bayh came to Indiana with a yellow tag in his overalls that said, railroad. Because he couldn't speak any English, that's where he went to work. But his first grandson became a teacher and he married a teacher, my grandmother. No one here tonight would have traveled half as far if it weren't for our teachers. They're the real American heroes." Image File history File links Wikibayhpic. ... Image File history File links Wikibayhpic. ...

  • Remarks by Sen. Evan Bayh to the Commonwealth Club of California — April 10, 2001

"What concerns me most about President Bush's tax and budget proposals, is that they threaten to undermine the foundation of the 90's prosperity — replacing the "virtuous cycle" created by fiscal responsibility with a "vicious cycle" of deficits and debt, rising interest rates, and disinvestment. His proposals constitute a narrow ideological agenda, not an effective economic strategy, and completely fail to grasp the realities of the New Economy and the many requirements for economic success in the 21st Century."

  • Address to Colorado Jefferson Jackson Dinner Speech (audio) — March 7, 2005

"It’s gonna change, my friends, when we go to the American public, and convince them that its going to take all of us to move this country forward. Young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, black and white. Because in the words of the civil rights leader I had the privilege to listen to, about 20 years ago now, “We may have arrived in this country in different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now.” That’s right. And we need to tell the American people the truth, the truth the other side doesn’t want them to hear. You know, those folks, Karl Rove and that crowd, they’re so good, they’re so good at dividing this country, dividing this country along lines of race or ethnicity, or religion or orientation, for cheap short-term political gain. But it hurts this country. It hurts this country. We need to do better than that. We need to be better than that. By reconciling differences, by building bridges across the divide, by reminding the American people of the truth that we realize here in Colorado here tonight, that we’re one people, with a common heritage, forged from a common bond, with a common destiny. That’s the truth. That’s the truth."

  • Address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies — February 2, 2006

"As an American, I welcome this debate on national security because in an age of global terror, there is nothing more important than protecting the American people. It is a dangerous world — 3,000 Americans were killed on September 11th. Suicidal terrorists have pledged to attack again — and they have in London, Madrid, Amman, Bali, and across Iraq. North Korea has expanded its nuclear arsenal. Hamas will soon be in charge of the Palestinian Authority. And the radical leader of Iran who is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons — has pledged to destroy Israel and asked his people to imagine a world without the United States."

  • The American Middle Class:Future of the Nation, Future of the Democratic Party — July 17, 2006

"The Administration has increased the national debt by nearly $3 trillion, money our middle class and children must repay with interest. They borrow from Japan, China, Persian Gulf countries, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, even Mexico. They are mortgaging our future. This is not how great leaders act." — July 25, 2006


Electoral history

2004 Indiana United States Senatorial Election

Evan Bayh (D) (inc.) 62%
Marvin Scott (R) 37%
Albert Barger (Lib.) 1%


1998 Indiana United States Senatorial Election Marvin Scott (born March 10, 1944) was the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004 against incumbent Democrat Evan Bayh but lost to Bayh getting 37%, 904,843 votes. ...

Evan Bayh (D) 63.7%
Paul Helmke (R) 34.8%
Rebecca Sink-Burris (Lib.) 1.5%

Paul Helmke is a U.S. politician, former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.wargs.com/political/bayh.html
  2. ^ "Library Factfiles: Capital punishment in Indiana." Indianapolis Star, updated January 27, 2006. Accessed March 7, 2007.
  3. ^ "Library Factfiles: Evan Bayh." Indianapolis Star, updated December 15, 2006. Accessed March 7, 2007.

Books and publications

  • From Father to Son
  • Demanding Responsibility From Men
  • Real fathers don't abandon their children — with Senator Barack Obama
  • A nuclear fuel bank advocated by Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh

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External links

  • United States Senator Evan Bayh, U.S. Senate site
  • Evan Bayh's biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Evan Bayh's voting record maintained by The Washington Post
  • Evan Bayh's campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
  • Evan Bayh's campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
  • Evan Bayh's biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
  • Evan Bayh's issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
  • GovTrack — B. Evan Bayh profile
  • New York Times — Evan Bayh News collected news and commentary
  • SourceWatch Congresspedia — Evan Bayh profile
  • Ancestry of Evan Bayh

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Campaign sites

  • Americans for Bayh
  • The Bayh Partisan
  • Blogging for Bayh

Other

  • Evan Bayh at the Huffington Post
  • DePauw University Commencement Speech — May 21, 2006
  • Indiana Historical Bureau state portrait
  • President Clinton's Speech honoring Governor Bayh
  • 21st Century Scholars program
  • Senior Citizens Relief Act
  • Congress Passes Bayh's Long-Term Care Initiatives
  • IndyStar Library: Evan Bayh
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert D. Orr
Governor of Indiana
1989 – 1997
Succeeded by
Frank O'Bannon
United States Senate
Preceded by
Dan Coats
United States Senator (Class 3) from Indiana
1999 – present
Served alongside: Dick Lugar
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joe Lieberman
Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council
2001 – 2005
Succeeded by
Tom Vilsack

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Evan Bayh - Congresspedia (1180 words)
Evan Bayh graduated with honors in business, economics and public policy from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1978, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Virginia in 1981.
Bayh was elected Governor of Indiana in 1988 and re-elected in 1992 with the highest percentage of the vote in a statewide election in modern Indiana history.
Bayh was considered a possible running mate for Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election and was selected by Bill Clinton to give the keynote address at the 1996 Democratic National Convention to reinforce his efforts to cast himself and the Democratic Party with a new moderate image.
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