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Bruce Braley (D)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Energy and Commerce|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for IA-01
|Confirmed:||Benjamin Lange, Bruce Braley|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for IA-01)|
Record and controversies
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Born in Brooklyn, IA, Braley earned a Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa. He worked as an attorney with the law firm of Dutton, Braun, Staack, and Hellman. He and his wife Carolyn have three children.
Before running for Congress, Braley had not previously held elected office. As an attorney, Braley served as president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association. He and his wife were named couple of the year by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeastern Iowa. Braley and his wife, Carolyn, have three children, Lisa, David and Paul.
Weekly radio address
On July 8, 2006, Braley was chosen to deliver the Democrats' weekly radio address. He criticized the Republican attempts to privatize Social Security.
2006 congressional election
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Weitz & Luxenberg||$ 39,675|
|League of Conservation Voters||$ 30,005|
|Herman, Herman et al||$ 29,200|
|Waters & Kraus||$ 27,700|
|Beasley, Allen et al||$ 17,700|
|Regan, Zambri & Long||$ 15,650|
|Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid||$ 15,600|
|Robbins, Geller et al||$ 15,600|
|Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence||$ 14,400|
|American Assn for Justice||$ 14,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Bruce Braley
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for Bruce Braley from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Bruce Braley from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Bruce Braley from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highways, Transit & Pipelines
- Subcommittee on Railroads
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Domestic Policy
- Subcommittee on National Security and International Relations
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, Chair
More Background Data
|On the Web|
Articles and Resources
Local blogs and discussion sites
- Bleeding Heartland
- Political Forecast
- Century of the Common Iowan
- Blog for Iowa
- Diary of a political madman
- Braley: Helping 12-year-old through his cancer treatment, Quad City Times.
- Blue America: Bruce Braley IA-01, Fire Dog Lake.
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Bruce||Middle name: L.||Last name: Braley|
|Party: D||State: IA||District:
01 District short: 1
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-2911||Fax: 202-225-6666||Website: http://braley.house.gov||Webform email: http://braley.house.gov/contact|
|DC office: 2263 Rayburn House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: B001259||Votesmart ID: 57382||FEC ID: H6IA01098||Govtrack ID: 412208|
|CRP ID: N00027464||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: BruceBraley|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Bruce_Braley||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/repbrucebraley||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
|First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
None or Not Available
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: October 30, 1957
November 7, 2006