Congressman Spencer Bachus provides effective conservative leadership for the citizens of Alabama. He is an advocate of limited government, fiscal responsibility, a strong national defense, and traditional values.
Congressman Bachus has a record of fighting for conservative principles including pro-life values and Second Amendment rights. His election to the State Senate in 1982 marked the first time that Republicans served in the chamber since Reconstruction. He was the first Republican elected to the State School Board.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Bachus is a respected leader known for listening to the needs of his constituents. He has secured funding for key transportation projects like Corridor X and the Northern Beltline. Anyone flying in and out of the Birmingham International Airport has benefited from safety improvements that include the most up-to-date landing tower and an extended runway which was instrumental in keeping the 117th Air Refueling Wing in Birmingham. Congressman Bachus championed the law establishing the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. He played a leading role in bringing the National Computer Forensics Institute to Hoover and the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo to honor our veterans.
Congressman Bachus holds the leadership position of Ranking Member on the House Financial Services Committee. He has authored legislation to end the bailouts and has voted against attempts to increase government control over health care, energy, and other private sectors. He wrote and successfully passed powerful new identity theft protections and a federal ban on illegal Internet gambling to protect young people.
Drawing on the values of compassion and responsibility, Congressman Bachus has advocated debt relief as a way to help poor countries improve the education and nutrition of impoverished families. He has received praise from individuals as diverse as Jesse Helms, Pat Buchanan, President Bush, and Mother Teresa as well as recognition from almost all Christian denominations including his own, the Southern Baptist Convention.
Bachus’ conservative record has been recognized by groups including the American Conservative Union, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Right to Life Committee, and the National Rifle Association.