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Steven Chabot (R)
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| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
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Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for OH-01
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Steve Chabot, a Republican, represents the First Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was first elected to the district in 1992, and was defeated in the November 2008 general election by Steven Driehaus (D). Chabot was re-elected in the 2010 general election.
Record and controversies
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Chabot voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal
Partial-birth abortion ban
- Main article: Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003
In 2006, Chabot earmarked $1.6 million to be distributed among several institutions in his district whose board of directors' members had made contributions to his campaign fund. The funding of several of the organizations-----the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center-----appeared incongruous with Chabot's previous stance regarding federal funding of the humanities. In the past, he sharply criticized pork-barrel spending and co-sponsored legislation that would have elimated both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
Chabot was born January 22, 1953 in Cincinnati. He was educated at the College of William and Mary where he earned a B.A. in 1975. He went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law (in Highland Heights, KY) in 1978. He worked as a school teacher (1975-1976), was a member of the Cincinnati city council (1985-1990), and the Hamilton County, Ohio, commission (1990-94).
According to his House biography, "Chabot is one of Congress's leading advocates for fiscal responsibility -- voting consistently to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce the excessive tax burden on hard-working Americans. Nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste, the Concord Coalition, and the National Taxpayers Union consistently rate Chabot as one of the most pro-taxpayer members of Congress.
Congressman Chabot, also served as a House Manager during the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. Chabot received praise for his even-handed and thoughtful approach to the trial.
Chabot has helped lead efforts to block taxation of the Internet, pass product liability reform measures, and toughen anti-drug laws. He is an outspoken defender of individual privacy rights."
In the 2008 race for Ohio's First Congressional District, the MAF Freedom PAC endorsed Chabot over his Democratic challenger, State Representative Steven Driehaus. The PAC is affiliated with the conservative pro-war group Move America Forward.  He was defeated in the general election by Driehaus.
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 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Cintas Corp||$ 22,500|
|American Financial Group||$ 15,500|
|JTM Provisions||$ 14,900|
|Hunt Development||$ 12,500|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$ 10,000|
|Freedom Project||$ 10,000|
|National Auto Dealers Assn||$ 10,000|
|National Beer Wholesalers Assn||$ 10,000|
|Valentine Research||$ 10,000|
|Sportsman's Market||$ 9,500|
|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 Steven Chabot
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Steven Chabot from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Steven Chabot from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Steven Chabot from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- Congressional Advisory Board, Humpty Dumpty Institute
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommitee on Asia and the Pacific
- Subcommitee on Middle East and Central Asia
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
- Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
- House Committee on Small Business, Ranking Member
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on International Relations
- Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
- Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Task Force on Antirust
- Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
- Subcommittee on the Constitution - Chair
- Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Tax Finance and Exports
- Congressional Representative to the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, appointed by George W. Bush
More Background Data
District Office - Cincinnati:
3003 Carew Tower
441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Articles and Resources
- Jonathan Allen, "Chabot aims earmarks at places linked to donors," The Hill, September 19, 2005.
Local blogs and discussion sites
Semantic data ()
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|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Steve||Middle name: J.||Last name: Chabot|
|Party: R||State: OH||District:
01 District short: 1
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|Phone: 202-225-2216||Fax: 202-225-3012||Website: http://chabot.house.gov||Webform email: |
|DC office: 2371 Rayburn House Office Building|
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|CRP ID: N00003689||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: RepSteveChabot|
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1994
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2011
|Previous Political Work?
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Date of Birth: January 22, 1953
November 8, 1994