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Congressman Spencer Bachus represents the Sixth District of Alabama.
He is known as a strong voice for the principles of fiscal responsibility, free enterprise, and traditional values. In fact, Spencer is one of only five members of Congress who give back some of their pay each month directing that it be used for deficit reduction.
Prior to his election to the U.S. Congress, Spencer was a pioneering Republican, in both the State Legislature and on the State School Board. He was the campaign manager for the first Republican elected as Governor of Alabama since Reconstruction, Guy Hunt.
In his service to the people of Alabama, Spencer has been an advocate of transportation improvements, economic development and the elimination of unnecessary, job-killing Federal regulations. Congressman Bachus was responsible for locating the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover to fight cybercrime and, especially, predators preying on children on the internet.
In Washington, Congressman Bachus holds the leadership position of Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee where he has proposed thoughtful, free-enterprise solutions to the challenges facing our financial sector. He has gained respect for his efforts to protect investors and taxpayers. He wrote and successfully passed powerful new identity theft protections and a federal ban on illegal Internet gambling to protect young people.
He has repeatedly been recognized as an effective leader by the American Conservative Union, whose lifetime ratings show Spencer to be the most conservative member of the Alabama Congressional delegation. The National Federation of Independent Business, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Right to Life Committee, and the National Rifle Association have all recognized his achievements on behalf of their members and all Alabamians.
Finally, Spencer is a third-generation Veteran and he led the initiative to build the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo to honor our veterans.
Congressman Bachus received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his law degree from the University of Alabama Law School. He and his wife Linda are the parents of five children and six grandchildren and they attend Hunter Street Baptist Church.