Steven Driehaus

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Steven Leo Driehaus was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 1st district of the State of Ohio from 2009 to 2011.


Positions, record and controversies

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Taxes and Spending

Driehaus does not believe that oil companies should get tax breaks, and promises to vote accordingly. He also said he will work to restore fiscal responsibility, fight for middle class tax cuts, and better budgeting practices that benefit the middle class. [1]

Social Security

Driehaus does not support proposals that will privatize Social Security. [1]


To improve the healthcare system, Driehaus said he will work to expand coverage for more Americans, and support SCHIP. [1]


Driehaus supports restoring Pell Grant funding, lowering interest rates on student loans, increased investment in Pre-K to college education, and worker re-training programs. [1]

Iraq War

Driehaus supports withdrawing troops from Iraq, and refocusing the military on fighting terrorism in the region. He also believes that more energy should go to diplomacy.


Driehaus supported the GI Bill for the 21st Century. He said he will work to ensure that soldiers have the equipment and support necessary to be safe, and the health care and education benefits they need when they return. [1]


Driehaus was born June 24, 1966, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a B.A. from Miami University and an M.P.A. from Indiana University, and he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2001 to 2008. From 2005 to 2007, he was the minority whip. He and his wife, Lucienne, have three children.[2] [3]

2008 elections

Driehaus won the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) in the 2008 congressional elections.[4][5] Driehaus defeated incumbent Steve Chabot in November 2008 general elections. [6]

Money in politics

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Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Driehaus is assigned the House Committee on Financial Services.


More background data


DC office
  • 429 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3015 Fax: 202-226-0386
    Webform email
District offices
  • 3003 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Ph: 513-684-2723 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office


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Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 - Steve L. Driehaus
  2. Official campaign Web site
  3. "Steve Driehaus," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  4. 2008 Race Tracker page on Ohio’s 1st Congressional District
  5., “The Latest Ohio, Presidential and Senate Election Results", “”, March 5, 2008, Accessed March 10, 2008
  6. "Ohio 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

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