U.S. Senate - John Ensign

Party: Republican

Place of residence: Las Vegas

Occupation: U.S. Senator

Age: 48

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 26568

Las Vegas, NV 89126

(702) 880-1000



Education: Attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University as well as a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Colorado in 1985.

Record of service: Veterinarian and small business owner. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, and served until 1998, before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000

Platform: Senator John Ensign is seeking re-election because he has remained our trusted voice in Washington, working to advance an agenda that secures our homeland and ensures America's safety here and abroad.

Having visited our troops twice in Iraq, Senator Ensign has seen first hand the sacrifice the men and women of America's military are making every day as they fight to defend our freedoms. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Ensign is committed to providing our troops with the support they need both on the front lines and here at home.

Senator Ensign won approval for 10,000 additional border patrol agents and passed a plan to use National Guard troops to help secure America's borders and take an important step toward immigration reform.

Senator Ensign has not lost sight of the need to keep our state's businesses strong and our taxes low. That combination will help ensure a booming economy that creates new jobs and moves our state and nation toward prosperity.

Senator Ensign supports a simplified tax code that gives back to hard-working Nevada taxpayers. Senator Ensign took the lead to cut government spending in order to offset the tens of billions being spent on hurricane relief in the Gulf Coast region.

Senator Ensign has made it a priority to keep healthcare costs under control and ensure Nevadans have access to affordable medicine. Ensign has fought for responsible tort reform to end the out-of-control jury awards that drive up the cost of healthcare, helped to secure $1.35 million for the Nevada Cancer Institute, and fought to maintain quality standards for mammography services.

When John Ensign first arrived in Washington, federal education funding was based on how many children were in Nevada's schools form the prior decade. That held our schools back Ð so Senator Ensign went to work and secured nearly $200 million for Nevada's schools.


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