Dale Kildee

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Dale Edward Kildee has been a Democratic member of the U. S. House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 5th Congressional district, since 1977.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Kildee voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Environmental record

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Efforts to improve the Head Start act

On May 2, 2007, the House considered a bill (H.R.1429), sponsored by Rep. Kildee, aimed at enhancing cognitive, social and emotional development that supports growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, physical skills and approaches to learning by reaching out to homeless, migrant, seasonal, Native American, and Native Alaskan populations.[2]

The bill would create a panel to review grants to Head Start agencies and to monitor and measure performance including under-performing agencies and require improved training of Head Start teachers and personnel in early childhood development. The panel would also improve coordination with state schools and K-12 programs. By 2013, 50% of Head Start teachers would be required to have a bachelor degree in early childhood development and new hires would need at least an associate degree.[3]

Income qualifications for the program would also be eased to include those within 130% of the federal poverty level. Military housing would not be included in determining eligibility requirements. New efforts would include providing training in parenting skills and, unless the exam is intrusive, parents would not need to give permission for examining a sick child.[4]

An amendment to the measure was offered which would allow faith-based organizations to participate in the program and hire only those of the same faith for such endeavors. The amendment was defeated.[5]

The final bill passed, 365-48.

May 2, 2007
Passed, 365-48, view details
Dem: 223-0 in favor, GOP: 142-48 in favor, Ind: 0-0

Rep. Mark Foley page scandal

During the 109th Congress, Kildee served as the lone Democrat on the Page Committee, which oversees the program by which dozens of teenagers work on Capitol Hill each year assisting in the administrative tasks of Congress. In 2006, the head of the Page Board, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), failed to notify Kildee of concerning emails sent by Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to a teenage page. When the emails, along with sexually suggestive instant messages sent by Foley to pages, were made public in late September 2006, Kildee publicly stated his displeasure that he was not notified.


Born September 16, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, Kildee earned his Bachelor of Arts from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit in 1952. He earned a teacher's certificate from the University of Detroitin 1955. He did graduate work in history and political science at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan from 1958 to 1959 under a Rotary Foundation Fellowship. He earned an Master's degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1961.

Prior to entering politics, Kildee was a teacher at University of Detroit High School from 1954-56 and at Flint Central High School from 1956-64.

Kildee served as a member of the Michigan state house of representatives from the 81st District from 1965-1974. He later served as a member of the Michigan state senate from the 29th District from 1975-77. He resigned in 1977 when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Eric John Klammer to face Kildee in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Kildee retained his seat.

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 Dale Kildee. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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  • 916 Washington Avenue, Suite 205 Bay City, MI 48708
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  • 432 North Saginaw Street, Suite 410 Flint, MI 48502
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  • 515 North Washington Avenue, Suite 401 Saginaw, MI 48607
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Articles and Resources

See also


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Robert McElroy, "Managing America: Education," TheWeekInCongress, May 4, 2007.
  3. Robert McElroy, "Managing America: Education," TheWeekInCongress, May 4, 2007.
  4. Robert McElroy, "Managing America: Education," TheWeekInCongress, May 4, 2007.
  5. Robert McElroy, "Managing America: Education," TheWeekInCongress, May 4, 2007.

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