Rep. Spencer Bachus
Republican • 6th District, Alabama • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 8 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 310 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 436)
- 227 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 235 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.5421 - Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014Ordered to be Reported Sep 10, 2014 17 Views
To amend title 11 of the United States Code in order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy.
H.R.5320Referred to House Judiciary Jul 31, 2014 6 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 1 Views
Expressing support for designation of March 2014 as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month".
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5403 - Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance ActReferred to the House Committee Sep 08, 2014 14 Views
To nullify certain guidance of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and to provide requirements for guidance issued by the Bureau with ...
H.R.5252 - Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 29, 2014 4 Views
To ensure that methods of collecting taxes and fees by private citizens on behalf of States are fair and effective and do not discriminate aga...
H.R.5180 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 23, 2014 2 Views
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to improve the transparency of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, to improve the SIFI des...
Recent Voting History
S. 1603: Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: S 1603 Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation ActAye (with party)September 16, 2014
H.R. 5461: Restoring Proven Financing for American Employers Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5461 To clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction, and for other purposesAye (with party)September 16, 2014
H.R. 5405: Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5405 To make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposesAye (with party)September 16, 2014