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Patrick Meehan (R)
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| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for PA-07
|Confirmed:||George Badey, Patrick Meehan|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for PA-07)|
Positions, record and controversies
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June 2010: Meehan "has stated he would vote “No” on the [health care] legislation in its current form".
He advocates the allowance of individuals to purchase health care across state boundaries and pledges to take a serious look at increasing health care competition among providers.
His 13 reforms of health care, and the sources for these quotes, can be found at www.meehanforcongress.com/health-care
Meehan is against the government healthcare bill, and was thus disappointed when it passed the senate, as this March 21 article describes. According to the article, Meehan believe the legislation is built upon corrupt deals and fears that health professionals will leave the field when the bill is signed into law.
Source: "Meehan Disappointed by House Passage of Senate Health Care Bill". http://meehanforcongress.com/news/meehan-disappointed-by-house-passage-of-senate-health-care-bill. Mar. 21, 2010.
Meehan stated that he would have voted against the healthcare reform bill that was just recently signed into law. Meehan presented his own healthcare platform on March 15. He believes the US must “do a better job controlling [healthcare] costs, reducing premiums, increasing access to health care insurance, and protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions [from discrimination by healthcare providers]”.
Source: "Meehan Unveils Platform on Health Care Reform". http://meehanforcongress.com/news/meehan-unveils-platform-on-health-care-reform. March 15, 2010.
The article title, “Meehan Touts Sustainability, Clean Energy and Green Jobs After Visiting Environmental Company Weston Solutions This Week” pretty much sums up the article. Meehan encourages “private innovation and public collaboration in the area of environmental sustainability”. Meehan acknowledged that “investments in our infrastructure and environmental sustainability mean jobs,” citing Weston Solutions Inc. as a case in point.
Source: "Meehan Touts Sustainability, Clean Energy and Green Jobs After Visiting Environmental Company Weston Solutions This Week”. http://www.politicspa.com/meehan-touts-sustainability-clean-energy-and-green-jobs-after-visiting-environmental-company-weston-solutions-this-week/12632/. June 18, 2010.
Meehan vaguely states his position on the BP oil spill: BP should be held responsible and we need to protect our environment are his two vague positions. He cites his own role in the litigation aspect of environmental protection. He says, "As a US Attorney, I held manufacturers and municipalities responsible for illegally and improperly discharging hazardous materials into the region’s waters. In 2006, I negotiated a historic $20 million settlement with a Merck manufacturing plant in Wissahickon that was releasing dangerous chemicals into a local waterway."
Source: "Oil spill highlights importance of holding companies accountable". http://www.meehanforcongress.com/blog/oil-spill. May 3, 2010.
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2010 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Cozen O'Connor||$ 21,200|
|Boeing Co||$ 20,500|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$ 16,600|
|Duane Morris LLP||$ 13,500|
|Energy Transfer Equity||$ 12,900|
|Operating Engineers Union||$ 11,000|
|Actelion Pharmaceuticals||$ 10,400|
|Almo Corp||$ 10,400|
|Charter School Management||$ 10,400|
|Coventry Group||$ 10,400|
|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 Patrick Meehan
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|
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- Revolving door profile for Patrick Meehan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Patrick Meehan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Patrick Meehan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
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|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Patrick||Middle name:||Last name: Meehan|
|Party: R||State: PA||District:
07 District short: 7
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-2011||Fax: 202- 226-0280||Website: http://meehan.house.gov||Webform email: http://meehan.house.gov/email-me|
|DC office: 204 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: M001181||Votesmart ID: 119474||FEC ID: H0PA07082||Govtrack ID: 412466|
|CRP ID: N00031134||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: RepMeehan|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Patrick_Meehan||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/repmeehan||Senate class:|
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2010
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2011
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Date of Birth:
November 2, 2010