Former Rep. Brian Bilbray
Republican • California 7 Terms • Sworn In 1995
- 26 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 25 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 48 of 438)
- 247 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 69 of 440) 15 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 440)
Bilbray was born in Coronado, California, growing up in Imperial Beach, California. He worked as a tax consultant before entering politics. He and his wife, the former Karen Walker, have five children. He is a cousin of former Nevada Democratic Representative James Bilbray.
Bilbray became interested in politics during an attempt by Mayor Bert Stites to carry out an extensive program of eminent domain. He ran successfully for the Imperial Beach city council as a populist, serving during 1976–1987, and was mayor during 1978–1985. Bilbray's tenure as Mayor was marked by his attempt to build a yacht marina in the Tijuana Estuary and build a 1.5 mile breakwater off of the beach of Imperial Beach. http://www.grist.org/comments/dispatches/2004/10/15/dedina/ Both projects were stopped by the opposition of local environmentalists and surfers. The Tijuana River Estuary is now a National Estuarine Research Reserve and California State Park. The breakwater project was halted with the help of the then fledgling Surfrider Foundation. Read More...
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Recent Voting History
H.R. 8: "Fiscal cliff" bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H R 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposesAye (against party)January 01, 2013
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 844 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposesAye (with party)January 01, 2013
H.R. 4212: Drywall Safety Act of 2012
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 4212 Drywall Safety ActAye (with party)January 01, 2013