Christopher Bond

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Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond, a Republican, was a Senator for Missouri from 1987 to 2011.


Record and controversies

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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 83 - 19/25 not avail.
AFSCME 14 - 1/7 not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 25 - 5/20 20 - 4/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council 100 - 9/9 100 - 9/9
Information Technology Industry Council 100 - 5/5 100 - 5/5
League of Conservation Voters not avail. 18 - 2/11
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 100 - 11/11 not avail.

Iraq War

Bond voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Voting against the McCain Amendment

On October 5, 2005, Kit Bond was one of only 9 Senators to vote against the McCain Amendment No. 1977 to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, which bans the use of torture by US forces.

Bond told the Washington Post, "The last thing we want to do is put undue burdens on military and intelligence officials who are on the ground trying to obtain critical information on the war on terror. There are already guidelines in place, including administrative processes, to investigate misconduct and take corrective and punitive action." "[1]


Born March 6, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, Bond graduated from Princeton University in 1960 and received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he graduated first in his class. He served as a clerk in the Fifth Circuit Court in Atlanta, Georgia. Bond then practiced law in Washington, DC before returning to Mexico, Missouri.

In 1969, Bond became an Assistant Attorney General under John Danforth. Before being elected State Auditor in 1970, Bond was chief counsel of Missouri's Consumer Protection Division.

He was elected governor in 1972 and 1980, serving from 1973 to 1977 and from 1981 to 1985. Bond was succeeded in 1985 by John Ashcroft, a fellow Republican. After Sen. Thomas Eagleton decided not to run for re-election, Bond was elected senator in 1986 and re-elected in 1992, 1998, and 2004.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)


More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Christopher Bond. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 1011 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6205 Fax: 202-225-0704
    Webform email
District offices
  • Federal Building, Room 140, 339 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
    Ph: 573-334-7044 Fax: (none entered)
  • 308 East High Street, Suite 202, Jefferson City, MO 65101
    Ph: 573-634-2488 Fax: (none entered)
  • 911 Main Street, Suite 2224, Kansas City, MO 64105
    Ph: 816-471-7141 Fax: (none entered)
  • 7700 Bonhomme, Suite 615, Clayton, MO 63105
    Ph: 314-725-4484 Fax: (none entered)
  • 300 South Jefferson, Suite 401, Springfield, MO 65806
    Ph: 417-864-8258 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1001 Cherry Street, Suite 204, 339 Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201
    Ph: (none entered) Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
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