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Steve Chabot
Representative of Ohio's
1st District
Term of office:
1995–Present
Political party:

Republican Image File history File links Download high resolution version (427x641, 180 KB) Summary U.S. Representative Steve Chabot giving a speech at a Memorial Day ceremony in North College Hill, Ohio, 5/27/2006. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Ohios 1st district The 1st congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Representative Steve Chabot. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ...

Preceded by: David S. Mann
Succeeded by: Incumbent
Born: January 22, 1953
Cincinnati, Ohio
Spouse: Donna Chabot

Steve Chabot (born January 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, representing that state's first congressional district, in the Cincinnati area. David Scott Mann (born September 25, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American politician of the Democratic party in Ohio. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1819 Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City 206. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Ohios 1st district The 1st congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Representative Steve Chabot. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1819 Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City 206. ...

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Early life and career

Chabot was born in Cincinnati. He graduated from La Salle High School in Cincinnati, and then from the College of William and Mary in 1975, where he earned a B.A. in history. He went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law, in Highland Heights, Kentucky, in 1978. He worked as an elementary school teacher in 1975-1976 while taking law classes at night. La Salle High School is a Catholic parochial high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ohio, USA. The school was opened September 6, 1960 and named in honor of Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, a French priest and educational reformer. ... The College of William and Mary (also referred to as William and Mary or W&M) is a small public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. It is the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Juris Doctor (J.D.) is a first degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries, most notably the United States. ... Northern Kentucky University is a public, co-educational university located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, seven miles (11 km) southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Highland Heights is a city located in Campbell County, Kentucky. ...


Chabot ran unsuccessfully for the Cincinnati City Council as an independent in 1979 and as a Republican in 1983. Then, running as a Republican, he won a seat in 1985, 1987 and 1989. He was appointed a Commissioner of Hamilton County, Ohio in 1990, and was elected later that year and again in 1992, staying until 1994. Hamilton County is a county in the located in the southwest corner of the state of Ohio, United States. ...


As a practicing attorney from 1978 to 1994, Chabot was a sole practitioner, operating out of small law office in Westwood and handling a wide variety of cases,[1] such as domestic disputes and the drafting of wills.[2] His father served as Chabot's assistant.


U.S. House of Representatives

Initial election

Chabot was first elected to the House in November 1994. He defeated Democratic incumbent David Mann, 56% to 44%, in a heated race over balanced budgets and abortion.[3] It was his second attempt; he had run unsuccessfully in 1988. People named David Mann include: David Mann (actor/director) David Mann (painter) David Mann (songwriter) David Mann (cyclist) David Mann (geordie viking cunt) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Committees and caucuses

Chabot is a member of the Judiciary, Small Business and International Relations Committees. He is Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and is the Co-Chair of the House Taiwan Caucus.[4] A committee comprises a mechanism of bureaucracy or of proto-bureaucracy whereby a limited number of people receive delegated functions of government or administration. ...


Political positions and actions

Chabot calls himself a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, and says he has pursued a fiscally conservative standard for the government. Anti-tax advocacy groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste, the Concord Coalition, and the National Taxpayers Union consistently rate Chabot as one of the most anti-tax members of Congress.[5] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating fiscal responsibility while ensuring Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are secure for all generations. ... National Taxpayers Union (NTU) is an pro-taxpayers advocacy organization in the United States, founded in 1969 by James Dale Davidson. ...


Chabot's work in Congress has included the elimination of logging subsidies in the Tongass National Forrest in Alaska[6], co-sponsoring the Voting Rights Act reauthorization [7], and promoting relations with Taiwan.[8] Chabot opposes abortion except if the mother's life is in danger or in cases of rape and incest. Chabot has authorized a bill, which passed the House but not the Senate, to make it illegal to take a minor across state lines for an abortion.


Reelections

In 1996 Chabot was re-elected to the U.S. House with 54 percent of the vote against Democrat Mark Longabaugh.


In 1998 Chabot successfully defended his seat against popular Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls, winning 53% to 47%. The issues of school choice and abortion played a key role. In the series of debates during that campaign, Qualls criticized Chabot for not funneling enough federal spending back to his home district. Chabot countered that he would not support "wasteful or unnecessary" federal programs.[9][10] Roxanne Qualls is an American politician of the Democratic party who served as mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1993 to 1999. ...


Chabot was re-elected in 2000 with 53 percent of the vote, defeating John Cranley. In 2002 he beat Greg Harris, getting 65 percent of the vote, then defeated Harris again in 2004 with 60 percent of the vote. Cranley John Cranley is an American politician of the Democratic Party, who currently serves as a member of the city council of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Greg Harris is a common name that can refer to different people: Greg Harris, a Cincinnati community organizer and former politician Greg Harris, a former pitcher in MLB who played from 1981 through 1995 (*) Greg Harris, a former pitcher in MLB who played from 1988 through 1995 (*) Greg Harris, a...


Controversies

French opposition to war in Iraq

Chabot drew international attention in 2003 when he suggested at a congressional hearing that leaders in France who oppose the war in Iraq need a history lesson. The comment sparked the ire of the majority leader of the French Senate, Josselin de Rohan Chabot. The two exchanged letters over the issue that later were published.


Earmarks for Cincinnati institutions

Chabot is a longtime critic of pork-barrel spending and of federal funding for the arts. "I wasn't sent up here to bring pork back to my district," he told the Cincinnati Post in 1995. In previous Congresses, he has cosponsored bills that would have abolished the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. However the fiscal 2007 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill, there are $1.6 million in earmarks for the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Center. All five organizations have members on their board of directors who are also members of Chabot's inner circle of contributors and fundraisers. The Cincinnati Post is an afternoon daily newspaper published in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ... The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. ... External view of the Cincinnati Museum Center View of one mural replicas in the Cincinnati Museum Center The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal was originally built as Cincinnatis Union Terminal. ... Cincinnati Music Hall As the fifth-oldest orchestra in the United States, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has a legacy of fine music making as reflected in its performances in historic Music Hall, recordings, and international tours. ... Xavier University is a private, Jesuit, co-educational Catholic university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ...


Gary Lindgren, Chabot's chief of staff, said that "there's not a connection" between the donations and the earmarks. Lindgren said the earmarks are for major institutions where it would be expected that board members would be politically active.[11]


2006 re-election campaign

Chabot is currently seeking his seventh term. In November 2006, he will again face Cincinnati Councilman John Cranley. Cranley John Cranley is an American politician of the Democratic Party, who currently serves as a member of the city council of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


Personal

Chabot and his wife Donna have two children: daughter Erica and son Randy. They live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood. He is a practicing Roman Catholic. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


References

  1. ^ Paul Barton, "Chabot guaranteed place in textbooks", Cincinnati Enquirer, January 14, 1999
  2. ^ Juliet Eilperin, "Like-Minded Team of 13 to Present House's Case", Washington Post, January 14, 1999
  3. ^ http://nationaljournal.com/pubs/almanac/2006/people/oh/rep_oh01.htm
  4. ^ http://judiciary.house.gov/committeestructure.aspx?committee=7
  5. ^ http://www.ntu.org/main/components/ratescongress/details_all_years.php3?house_id=490
  6. ^ http://www.dispatch.com/editorials-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/05/16/20060516-A8-02.html
  7. ^ http://judiciary.house.gov/printshop.aspx?Section=110
  8. ^ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2006/06/30/2003316410
  9. ^ http://nationaljournal.com/pubs/almanac/2006/people/oh/rep_oh01.htm
  10. ^ http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1998/10/28/loc_first28.html
  11. ^ Jonathan Allen, "Chabot aims earmarks at places linked to donors", The Hill, September 19, 2006

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See also

Preceded by:
David S. Mann
U.S. Representative from Ohio's 1st Congressional District
1995 – present
Incumbent
Ohio's current delegation to the United States Congress
Senators: Michael DeWine (R), George V. Voinovich (R)

Representative(s): Steve Chabot (R), Jean Schmidt (R), Mike Turner (R), Mike Oxley (R), Paul Gillmor (R), Ted Strickland (D), Dave Hobson (R), John Boehner (R), Marcy Kaptur (D), Dennis J. Kucinich (D), Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D), Pat Tiberi (R), Sherrod Brown (D), Steve LaTourette (R), Deborah Pryce (R), Ralph Regula (R), Tim Ryan (D), Bob Ney (R)
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