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John Fleming (R)
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|Committees:||House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Natural Resources|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for LA-04
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|Out:||None so far|
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Positions, record and controversies
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Fleming said he is dedicated to ensuring benefits for veterans and their families, and that he will work to improve the quality and timeliness of heath care for veterans. 
Fleming believes that law-abiding American citizens have a right to keep and bear arms, and he said he will defend that right in Congress. 
Fleming believes that life begins at conception, and opposes abortion. 
Fleming supports displaying the Ten Commandments in public venues such as schools and courthouses, and supports school prayer. 
Fleming will support legislation that secures the border by all means necessary, ban the possibility of amnesty for illegal immigrants, make English the official language of the U.S, eliminating benefits and services from the government to illegal immigrants, deports illegal immigrants who commit felonies, fining businesses who hire illegal immigrants knowingly, and does not support providing automatic citizenship for those born in the United States of illegal immigrant parents. 
Fleming supports establishing the Fair Tax, and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service.
Fleming supports covering all Americans with quality healthcare with private sector solutions, and not a universal system. His plan includes portability, large risk pools, health savings accounts, and encouraging competition between providers. 
Fleming Jr. was born July 5, 1951, in Meridian, Miss. He has a B.S. and an M.D. from the University of Mississippi, and he is a doctor specializing in family medicine at the Minden Family Care Center. 
Fleming Jr. won the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Jim McCrery (R-La.) in the 2008 congressional elections. He defeated Democratic nominee Paul Carmouche in the general election on December 6, 2008.
Money in politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Occidental Petroleum||$ 35,000|
|Gallo Winery||$ 20,000|
|Mackenzie Patterson Fuller||$ 14,800|
|Susman Godfrey Llp||$ 10,500|
|Wells Fargo||$ 10,250|
|AFLAC Inc||$ 10,000|
|American Academy of Dermatology Assn||$ 10,000|
|American Assn for Justice||$ 10,000|
|American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists||$ 10,000|
|American College of Cardiology||$ 10,000|
|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 John Fleming
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|
- John Calvin Jr Revolving door profile for John Fleming from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for John Fleming from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for John Fleming from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Armed Services
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Fleming Jr. will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Louisiana and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 John Fleming for U.S Congress- Issues
- ↑ Minden Family Medical Center
- ↑ "John Fleming Jr.," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Louisiana's 4th Congressional District
- ↑ Official John Fleming Jr. for Congress website
- ↑ Election Results 2008," The New York Times, December 7, 2008
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Louisiana's 4th Congressional District
- Official John Fleming Jr. for Congress website
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: John||Middle name:||Last name: Fleming|
|Party: R||State: LA||District:
04 District short: 4
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-2777||Fax: 202-225-8039||Website: http://fleming.house.gov||Webform email: https://forms.house.gov/fleming/contact-form.shtml|
|DC office: 416 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: F000456||Votesmart ID: 108811||FEC ID: H8LA04225||Govtrack ID: 412275|
|CRP ID: N00029679||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: RepFleming|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/John_Fleming||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/larep04||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 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Coroner of Webster Parish
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: July 5, 1951
November 4, 2008