Rep. Spencer Bachus
Republican • 6th District, Alabama • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 344 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 76 of 436)
- 220 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 227 of 439) 11 Made Into Law (Ranks 107 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.Res.528Referred to the House Committee Mar 27, 2014 3 Views
Expressing support for designation of March 2014 as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month".
H.Res.395Referred to the Subcommittee Jan 24, 2014 2 Views
Recognizing Birmingham, Alabama, as home to the first and longest-running celebration of Veterans Day and home of the National Veteran Award.
H.R.2542 - Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No Dec 11, 2013 5 Views
To amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5180 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 23, 2014 7 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.107Referred to the House Committee Jul 16, 2014 7 Views
Denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law.
H.R.5023 - Veterans' Assistance to Lower Unemployment and Enhance VA Services ActReferred to the House Committee Jul 08, 2014 1 Views
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide additional points to competitive service entrance exam of preference eligibles applying for p...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 3107: Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3107 Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground ActAye (with party)July 28, 2014
H.R. 3202: Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3202 Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment ActAye (with party)July 28, 2014
H.R. 935: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 935 To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposesAye (with party)July 28, 2014