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Thaddeus G. McCotter was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 11th district, since 2003. He was the head of the Republican Policy Committee for the 110th Congress, and continued in that role during the 111th Congress.
Record and controversies
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In an Aug. 30, 2007 posting on Redstate.org McCotter argued that the "surge" in Iraq was working. He asked that when Gen. Patraeus issued his Sept. 15 report to Congress that Americans focus on the local tribes, town and provinces where the surge was "delivering both the eradication of the insurgents and localized reconstruction projects," enabling an "election for freedom" by Iraqis who were choosing between American-allied forces and insurgents. Focusing on failures by the Iraqi parliament to meet political benchmarks set by Congress in early 2007 was getting things "absolutely backwards," McCotter wrote, "We cannot abandon Iraq’s fledgling democracy – or any democracy – under terrorist attack. The War for Freedom must be won through ideological, political, economic, diplomatic and – as an ultimate resort – martial means." 
- Congressional actions regarding President Bush’s 2007 proposed troop “surge” in Iraq
- U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War
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Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans
McCotter cosponsored The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.
- Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007
McCotter was born August 22, 1965 in Livonia, Michigan. He received a B.A. from the University of Detroit in 1987 and a J.D. from the same school in 1990. He had a private law practice before being elected to the Wayne County Commission in 1992. While on the Commission, he helped change the county charter to require that new taxes win the approval of 2/3rds of the Commission and 60% of voters in order to be passed. McCotter was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1998.
As a State Senator, McCotter helped design the U.S. Congressional district from which he was elected in 2002 for the 108th Congress. He was re-elected in the 2004 Congressional elections. Following the 2006 midterm elections, McCotter was selected as the head of the House Republican Policy Committee for the 110th Congress.
Money in politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Deloitte LLP||$ 10,300|
|Citizens United||$ 10,000|
|Credit Union National Assn||$ 10,000|
|Freedom Project||$ 10,000|
|Liggett Management||$ 10,000|
|Growth & Prosperity PAC||$ 7,500|
|Home Care of Michigan||$ 7,500|
|Republican Main Street Partnership||$ 6,000|
|National Air Traffic Controllers Assn||$ 5,500|
|Aclr LLC||$ 5,000|
|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 Thaddeus McCotter
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Thaddeus McCotter from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Thaddeus McCotter from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Thaddeus McCotter from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Financial Services
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia
- Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats -Ranking
- House Committee on Budget
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Budget
- House Committee on International Relations
- Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
- Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Tax Finance and Exports
- Subcommittee on Workforce Empowerment and Government Programs
- Joint Economic Committee
More Background Data
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Articles and Resources
- ↑ Thad McCotter, "Battle of 'The Bums'," RedState.org, Aug. 30, 2007.
- ↑ "SENS. INOUYE, AKAKA, LEAHY, LEVIN, BENNETT, MURKOWSKI, STEVENS," US Fed News 15, 2007.
- ↑ Members, Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China, accessed July 30, 2008.
Local blogs and discussion sites
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November 2, 2010
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Michigan Senate; Wayne County Commission; Schoolcraft Community College Trustees
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Date of Birth: August 22, 1965
November 5, 2002