Rep. Spencer Bachus
Republican • 6th District, Alabama • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 7 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 329 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 224 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 232 of 438) 13 Made Into Law (Ranks 102 of 438)
Bachus was born December 28, 1947 in Birmingham and currently lives in Vestavia Hills, a Birmingham suburb. He graduated from Auburn University in 1972 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama. He was elected to the Alabama State Senate in 1983, serving one term before moving to the Alabama State House of Representatives for two terms. From 1987 to 1991, he served as the 6th District's representative on the state board of education. He became chairman of the Alabama Republican Party in 1991 and served there until resigning to run for the House.
Despite one of the most conservative voting records in the House (only Senator Jeff Sessions and 2nd District Congressman Terry Everett have higher ratings from the American Conservative Union, Bachus was challenged in the 2004 Republican primary by Phillip Jauregui, a member of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's legal team. Since no other party ran a candidate, victory in the Republican primary was tantamount to election in November. Jauregui claimed that Bachus wasn't doing enough to curb "judicial activism." However, Bachus won the primary easily, effectively clinching a seventh term. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.5320Referred to House Judiciary Jul 31, 2014 5 Views
To direct the Attorney General to provide State officials with access to criminal history information with respect to certain financial servic...
H.Res.528Referred to the House Committee Mar 27, 2014 6 Views
Expressing support for designation of March 2014 as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month".
H.Res.395Referred to the Subcommittee Jan 24, 2014 6 Views
Recognizing Birmingham, Alabama, as home to the first and longest-running celebration of Veterans Day and home of the National Veteran Award.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5252 - Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 29, 2014 9 Views
To ensure that methods of collecting taxing and fees by private citizens on behalf of States are fair and effective and do not discriminate ag...
H.R.5180 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 23, 2014 4 Views
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to improve the transparency of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, to improve the SIFI des...
H.Con.Res.107On motion to suspend the rules and agree Jul 30, 2014 10 Views
Denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law.
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Aye (with party)August 01, 2014