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Rep. Mike Pence

Self Description

July 2016: "Governor Mike Pence is a lifelong Hoosier with legal, small business and policy experience. He was elected the 50th Governor of the State of Indiana in 2012 and inaugurated January 14, 2013..

Governor Pence is dedicated to continuing Indiana on a pathway to success through fiscal responsibility, economic development and educational opportunity for every Hoosier child..

Since taking office in 2013, Pence has achieved the largest state tax cut in Indiana history while also lowering the business personal property tax and corporate income tax to strengthen the state’s competitive edge in attracting new investment and good-paying jobs for Hoosiers. He has expanded school choice, increased educational opportunity for Hoosier families by signing into law the first State funding for pre-K education in Indiana, and addressed Indiana’s skills gap by making career and technical education a priority in every Indiana high school. And, because roads mean jobs here in the Crossroads of America, under his leadership the state has invested more than $800 million in new money for roads and bridges in Indiana..

The Governor has worked with the Indiana General Assembly to craft an honestly balanced budget that maintains strong reserves for the State and continues to generate a surplus. This fiscal discipline has helped Indiana maintain its AAA credit rating and earn a global reputation as a great place to do business..

Governor Pence manages a State employee workforce of approximately 28,000 and a State budget of $30.6 billion. He oversees the duties of the executive branch as the state’s chief executive officer, recommends and reviews legislation with members of the Indiana General Assembly, and also serves as the commander-in-chief of the Indiana National Guard..

Prior to being elected governor, Pence represented Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District in Congress..

First elected in 2000 and earning a sixth term in 2010, Pence brought his Hoosier sensibility to the table and quickly established a record of serving his constituents and championing fiscal responsibility, smaller government and economic growth—skills and values he has brought with him to state government..

Pence’s leadership and legislative accomplishments resulted in him being elected unanimously by his colleagues to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman and Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee..

A strong supporter of the military, Pence has made a priority of reducing veteran unemployment and, while in Congress, he visited Hoosier soldiers in Iraq and/or Afghanistan every year since hostilities began..

Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, graduated from Columbus North High School, went on to graduate from Hanover College in 1981 and earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1986.

Governor Pence and First Lady Karen Pence have been married since 1985 and currently live in the Governor’s Residence. They have three adult children, Michael, Charlotte and Audrey."

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2009: '“Newt Gingrich is a force of nature,” said Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, the No. 3 Republican in the House, “but House Republicans really believe it is imperative that we have a thorough and immediate bipartisan investigation of the serious allegations that the speaker has leveled at the C.I.A.”'

June 2007: Before the passage of the amendment, which he sponsored, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a former full-time radio host, forecast a big majority and took a shot at the Senate, saying: “This House will say what some in the other body are not saying, that we believe in freedom on the airwaves. We reject the doctrines of the past that would have this federal government manage political speech on the public airwaves.”

August 2006: "...opposition to a middle-ground immigration reform plan proposed by two anti-amnesty, pro-border security Republicans: Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Student/Trainee (past or present) Hanover College Organization Jul 22, 2016
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Indiana (State Government) Organization Jul 22, 2016
Student/Trainee (past or present) Indiana University (IU) Organization Jul 22, 2016
Member of (past or present) Republican Party (U.S.) / Republican National Committee Organization Aug 14, 2006
Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Aug 14, 2006
Cooperation (past or present) Subordinate of (past or present) Donald J. Trump Person Jul 22, 2016

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Jul 21, 2016 Trump’s Republican National Convention speech massively distorted national crime statistics

QUOTE: When Donald Trump took the stage in Cleveland on Thursday night (July 21), he immediately made some strong comments about law and order. They were, however, in typical Trump fashion, a rather blatant distortion of the facts.

Mar 19, 2011 Why we should protect Planned Parenthood

QUOTE: On February 18, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, with the help of 11 Democrats, passed an amendment introduced by Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, aimed at barring Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds for any purpose, including preventive and lifesaving health services.

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 23, 2009 In Going After Pelosi, Gingrich Is Merely Squaring the Circle

QUOTE: Now, the Pelosi-Gingrich relationship has become one of more interesting subtexts of the furor.... rekindling the tension between the two and underscoring how in recent years both parties have waged war against the House speaker to advance their political goals.

New York Times
Jun 29, 2007 House votes to ban FCC on ‘fairness’

QUOTE: The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using taxpayer dollars to impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters who feature conservative radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Oct 01, 2006 GOP Leader Rebuts Hastert on Foley: Reynolds: Speaker Knew of E-Mails in Spring

QUOTE: House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was notified early this year of inappropriate e-mails from former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to a 16-year-old page, a top GOP House member said yesterday -- contradicting the speaker's assertions that he learned of concerns about Foley only last week.

Washington Post
Aug 11, 2006 Commentary: What really bothers immigration foes: Immigration restrictionists can be so dishonest.

QUOTE: They insisted that they aren't motivated by racism and that they have no problem with immigrants, if they are here legally...Now we learn otherwise in light of the opposition to a middle-ground immigration reform plan proposed by two anti-amnesty, pro-border security Republicans.

CNN (Cable News Network)