Dan Boren

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Daniel David “Dan” Boren
Former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District
From: January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2013
Predecessor Brad Carson
Successor Markwayne Mullin
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Andrea Heupel Boren
Religion Methodist

Daniel David Boren (born August 2, 1973 in Shawnee, Oklahoma), known as Dan Boren, is a former Democrat U.S. Representative from Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district and a member of the Blue Dog Coalition. In the 112th Congress he served on the Armed Services Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Previously Boren was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2000–04. 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.

U.S. House of Representatives

Elected in 2004 and easily reelected in 2006, 2008, and 2010, Boren was 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. Boren also opposed the Employee Free Choice Act, calling cap and trade:[1]

...the worst piece of legislation I’ve seen.

He 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 Democrat leadership on some issues, such as the $787 economic stimulus package and Cash for Clunkers program.

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