Adam Putnam

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Adam H. Putnam, a Republican, represented the 12th District of Florida in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011. He is the chairman of the House Republican Conference for the 110th Congress.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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

Republican Conference Chairman Putnam along with House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) both objected to the introducing of a resolution opposing President Bush's troop "surge" in Iraq to the House with a "closed rule." Putnam, stated that, "When Republicans brought an Iraq War resolution to the House floor in November 2005 regarding troop withdrawal under a similarly restrictive rule, they were wrong and did so for political gain." He continued, "You know what? [Democrats] were right...It was a game, and we got beat. I mean, did we learn anything from that? It was a resolution that didn’t go through committee and it should have, and it would have been a better resolution if it had."

Main article: Congressional actions regarding President Bush’s 2007 proposed troop “surge” in Iraq

After the President's veto of an Iraq supplemental spending bill with a troop withdrawal timetable, House Democrats attempted a second bill without a timetable that only provided short term funding for the war. Putnam called the "short-term" legislation “an irresponsible approach."

Main article: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R.2206)
For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Putnam was born July 31, 1974 in Bartow, Florida. He was educated at Bartow High School and the University of Florida, was a farmer, rancher and a member of the Florida House of Representatives before entering the House.

Putnam is noted for being one of Congress' leading supporters of developmental education for children from low-income families. He is the author of the Head Start Accountability Bill.

2006 elections

In 2006, independents Joseph A. Viscusi and Edward W. Bowlin announced their intentions to challenge Putnam in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Putnam retained his seat.

Congressional leadership position

Following the 2006 elections, Putnam was elected by his peers to be Republican Conference Chair for the 110th Congress. [2]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Co Chair, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
  • National Republican Congressional Committee

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Bartow Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Blue Key
  • Florida Farm Bureau
  • Former President, Florida 4-H Foundation
  • Florida Sheriff's Youth Villa Board of Associates
  • Polk County Cattleman's Association
  • Polk County Farm Bureau
  • Polk County Historical Association
  • University of Florida Alumni Association

More Background Data

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


DC office
  • 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-2353 Fax: 202-228-0908
    Webform email
District offices
  • 650 East Davidson Street Bartow, FL 33830
    Ph: 863-534-3530 Fax: (none entered)
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