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Alabama Congressman Bachus won't seek re-election in 2014

Alabama Congressman Bachus won't seek re-election in 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2014 after representing the state's 6th Congressional District since 1993.
White House dismayed by House immigration approach

White House dismayed by House immigration approach

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The White House voiced dismay President Obama may not sign a broad U.S. immigration bill this year, as House Republicans united around a piecemeal approach.
Bernanke testifies again on economy, Libor

Bernanke testifies again on economy, Libor

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tussled with senators on how to rouse a weakening U.S. economy and was to face House lawmakers on the issue Wednesday.
Bernanke keeps remarks on stimulus generic

Bernanke keeps remarks on stimulus generic

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke left out specifics Tuesday but said the central bank was prepared to take further steps to stimulate the economy.

Five incumbent House members in primaries

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 13 (UPI) -- Five U.S. House incumbents face primary challenges in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday, even as most attention was expected to be on the GOP presidential race.

Group targets congressional incumbents

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- A Texas-based group spent nearly $190,000 targeting incumbents in two Ohio congressional primaries, the founder of the group said.
Alabama's Bachus subject of ethics probe

Alabama's Bachus subject of ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., is the subject of an ethics investigation into possible insider-trading violations, The Washington Post reported Friday.

House panel to give online poker a chance

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. House energy and commerce committee Wednesday scheduled a hearing next week that some see as a first step toward legalized Internet gambling.
Online gambling not a good bet

Online gambling not a good bet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Expanding legal Internet gambling in the United States is a long shot now that Congress is more heavily Republican, gaming industry experts say.

GOP to revisit financial reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Republicans in Congress says they will revisit financial reform legislation passed this year under Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Shelby, Bentley win in Alabama

Shelby, Bentley win in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby was re-elected and GOP nominee Robert Bentley won the governorship in Alabama Tuesday.
Bachus rips financial reform legislation

Bachus rips financial reform legislation

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A top congressional Republican who supported the 2008 federal bailout says new Democratic legislation for financial reform sets up future U.S. bailouts.

Bachus: 17 socialists in U.S House

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 9 (UPI) -- A Republican member of Alabama's U.S. House of Representatives delegation says there are 17 socialists in the House.
Sources: Boehner aims for GOP chiefs

Sources: Boehner aims for GOP chiefs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, is moving to oust two opponents from committee leadership posts, Republican Party sources say.
Cheney pleads bailout case to House GOP

Cheney pleads bailout case to House GOP

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney took a bruising when he talked to House Republicans about the $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan, some at the meeting said.
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Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., shoes a video cassette about Harricane Katrina during the Senate financial committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 28, 2005. (UPI Photo/Yuri Gripas)....
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Spencer Thomas Bachus III (born December 28, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party.

The district includes most of the wealthier portions of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, along with most of their suburbs, and is one of the most Republican districts in the country.

Bachus was born in Birmingham to Edith Wells and Spencer Thomas Bachus, Jr. He currently lives in Vestavia Hills, a Birmingham suburb. He graduated from Auburn University in 1969 where he became a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He served in the Alabama National Guard from 1969 to 1971, during the Vietnam War, while attending law school; he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama's Law School in 1972. Prior to his political career, he owned a sawmill and practiced law until 1992.

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