Rep. Spencer Bachus
Republican • 6th District, Alabama • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 8 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 324 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 122 of 437)
- 231 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 250 of 439) 18 Made Into Law (Ranks 64 of 439)
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 2014Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred Dec 02, 2014 78 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 the Subcommittee Sep 26, 2014 3 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 5 Views
Expressing support for designation of March 2014 as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month".
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5640 - Housing for Persons With AIDS Modernization Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Sep 18, 2014 3 Views
To amend the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act to modernize the formula and terms for allocations to prevent homelessness for individuals living wi...
H.R.5441Became Public Law No: 113-199 Dec 04, 2014 55 Views
To amend the Federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States to reflect the service of women in the Armed Forces of the U...
H.R.5403 - Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance ActReferred to the House Committee Sep 08, 2014 8 Views
To nullify certain guidance of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and to provide requirements for guidance issued by the Bureau with ...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014