Dan Boren

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Dan Boren
U.S. Representative from Oklahoma's 2nd District
From: January 3, 2005 - Present
Predecessor Brad Carson
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Andrea Heupel Boren
Religion Methodist

Daniel David "Dan" Boren (born August 2, 1973 in Shawnee, Oklahoma) is the Democratic U.S. Representative from Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district and a member of the Blue Dog Coalition. In the 112th Congress he serves on the Armed Services Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Previously he was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2002-2004. Boren comes from a prominent political family, his grandfather was a Congressman and his father, also a Democrat, served as Oklahoma's Governor and United States Senator.

Elected in 2004 and easily reelected in 2006, 2008, and 2010, Boren is one of the most conservative Democrats in the House. Although he had some disagreements with the Bush administration, he mostly supported their policies on Iraq and Afghanistan. More recently, he opposed the Employee Free Choice Act, called cap and trade "the worst piece of legislation I’ve seen" [1] and voted against the Affordable Health Care for America Act, major health care legislation that the Obama administration had been pushing. Additionally, he has received poor ratings from abortion rights groups [2] and is on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. Boren declined to endorse Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential Election.

Boren has sided with the Democratic leadership on some issues, such as the $787 economic stimulus package and Cash for Clunkers program.

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