Patrick Meehan

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U.S. Representative

Patrick Meehan (R)

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PA-07
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Leadership: No leadership position
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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)
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Patrick Meehan is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the seventh district of the State of Pennsylvania, since 2011.

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Healthcare

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.

Energy

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.

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2010 elections

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2010 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (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
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  • 513 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2011 Fax: 202- 226-0280
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