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U.S. Representative

Melvin Watt ()
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Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on the Judiciary
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Melvin Luther (Mel) Watt, has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 12th District of North Carolina.

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Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 90 - 18/20 100 - 20/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 55 - 11/20 not avail.


Iraq War

Watt voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Bio

Background

Born August 26, 1945 in Steele Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University Law School. He served a single term in the North Carolina Senate (1985-1986), before returning to his law practice and running private business.

Congressional Career

Watt was elected to the House in 1992 and in the 109th Congress. He is chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Watt is also a member of the NAACP.

Watt was elected to his seventh consecutive term in the 2004 Congressional elections, earning 67% of the popular vote and defeating Republican Ada Fisher.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Ada M. Fisher to face Watt in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] What retained his seat.

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
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance$ 5,000
Reynolds American$ 1,000
Vetspac$ 1,000
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 Melvin Watt
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


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
    • Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
    • Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations -Chair

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
  • House Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Task Force on Antirust
    • Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law - Ranking Minority Member
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution

Coatlitions and Caucuses

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Member, Auditorium-Coliseum Authority, Charlotte
  • Central Piedmont Community College Foundation
  • Starting Pitcher, Democratic Baseball Team
  • President, Mecklenberg County Bar Association
  • Member, Mount Olive Presbyterian Church
  • Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • NCNB Community Development Corporation
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Melvin Watt. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC office
  • 2304 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-1510 Fax: 202-225-1512
    Webform email
District offices
  • 1230 West Morehead Street, Suite 306, Charlotte, NC 28208-5214
    Ph: 704-344-9950 Fax: (none entered)
  • 301 South Greene Street, Suite 210, Greensboro, NC 27401-2615
    Ph: 336-275-9950 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
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