Brian Baird

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Brian Norton Baird, a Democrat, represented the Third Congressional District of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Baird 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

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Transparency legislation

Rep. Baird sponsored House Resolution 688, which would amend "the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that legislation and conference reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before consideration by the House, and for other purposes." The bill has 34 other co-sponsors, and was referred to the House Rules Committee in February 2006.

Main article: Transparency & Disclosure Legislation (109th Congress)

National Science Foundation support

On April 17, 2007, Baird introduced the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2007, which would authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010 for the National Science Foundation, among other things. On May 2, 2007, the House passed the bill 399-17.[2]

Main article: U.S. National Science Foundation legislation


Born in Chama, New Mexico March 7, 1956, he attended the University of Utah (B.S. 1977) and the University of Wyoming (M.S. 1980), completing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (1984). He taught as a professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

Congressional career

He was elected to the House in 1998 after being defeated in a prior bid in 1996. Baird handily won his fourth term in the election held on 2 November 2,2004 by a margin of about 2-to-1, carrying even conservative Lewis County, Washington.

2006 elections

In 2006, Republicans nominated Michael Henry Messmore to face Baird in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Baird retained his seat.

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)

Boards and other Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, member
  • Amnesty International, member
  • National Organization for Women, member

More Background Data

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


DC office
  • 2246 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4921 Fax: 202-225-2082
    Webform email
District offices
  • 120 Union Avenue, Suite 105, Olympia, WA 98501
    Ph: 360-352-9768 Fax: (none entered)
  • O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson Street, Suite B, Vancouver, WA 98661
    Ph: 360-695-6292 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
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2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Baird for Congress campaign website

Baird for Congress
P.O. Box 5016
Vancouver, WA 98668

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