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Rep. Bart Stupak speaks on health care in Washington
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) speaks on an executive order that prohibits government funding for abortions during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 21, 2010. Stupak said with this agreement the House now has enough votes to pass the heath care reform bill UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Bartholomew Thomas "Bart" Stupak (pronounced /ˈstuːpæk/; born February 29, 1952) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Michigan's 1st congressional district.

Stupak was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Gladstone High School in Gladstone, Michigan in 1970. He is an Eagle Scout. He earned his Associate's degree from Northwestern Michigan College, a community college in Traverse City in 1972. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University in 1977, graduating magna cum laude, and he earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1981. He worked as an Escanaba police officer in 1972. Stupak later served as a Michigan State Police Trooper from 1973 to 1984. He also practiced law.

Stupak lives in Menominee, Michigan, with his wife, Laurie, who is a former mayor of Menominee, and unsuccessful candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives. Laurie Stupak was defeated by Tom Casperson. In 2008 Casperson unsuccessfully challenged Bart Stupak, the incumbent for Michigan's 1st Congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives.

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