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Encyclopedia > Todd Tiahrt

Todd Tiahrt (born June 15, 1951), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas. He attended Evangel College and received an M.B.A. from Southwest Missouri State University. He was elected to the Kansas State Senate in 1992, and served there until 1995, when he was elected to the House. He received 68% of the vote in 2004 and currently serves as the Deputy Majority Whip.


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Todd Tiahrt ousted longtime Democratic Rep. Dan Glickman in 1994, the year Newt Gingrich and the Republicans swept to control of Congress.
Tiahrt lost out on his bid to be chief deputy whip but was rewarded with the new job of liaison from the leadership to the appropriations committee.
Tiahrt has continued to tend to his conservative base by sponsoring measures such as the ban on needle exchanges in the District of Columbia and blocking U.S. aid to overseas governments that force women to have abortions, be sterilized, or use contraceptives.
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