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Rep. Anna Eshoo (D)

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Phone: 202-225-8104

Address: 241 CHOB, DC 20515

Websites: eshoo.house.gov
State Office Contact Information

Phone: (650) 323-2984

Address: 698 Emerson Street, Palo Alto CA 94301-1609

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Anna Eshoo Biography
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  • Elected: 1992, 11th term.
  • District: California 18
  • Born: Dec. 13, 1942, New Britain, CT
  • Home: Menlo Park
  • Education:

    Canada Col., A.A. 1975

  • Professional Career:

    Chmn., San Mateo Cnty. Dem. Party, 1980; Chief of staff, CA assembly speaker, 1981.

  • Political Career:

    San Mateo Cnty. Bd. of Supervisors, 1982–92, pres., 1986.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Catholic

  • Family: Divorced; 2 children

Democrat Anna Eshoo, first elected in 1992, has much in common with her close friend Nancy Pelosi: Both are around the same age, are wealthy East Coast transplants, and are prodigious fundraisers for their party. Eshoo also matches the House minority leader in her social liberalism, though she can be slightly more moderate on taxes and other issues affecting her affluent district. Read More

Democrat Anna Eshoo, first elected in 1992, has much in common with her close friend Nancy Pelosi: Both are around the same age, are wealthy East Coast transplants, and are prodigious fundraisers for their party. Eshoo also matches the House minority leader in her social liberalism, though she can be slightly more moderate on taxes and other issues affecting her affluent district.

Born in Connecticut, Eshoo (EH-shoo) is the only member of Congress of Assyrian descent. Her father, a jeweler and an FDR Democrat, sparked her interest in politics at a young age by taking her to political rallies. The family moved to California. Eshoo married, had two children, and for a while was a stay-at-home mother working on a degree in English literature. (She later divorced.) Eshoo was active in civic groups, then chaired the San Mateo County Democratic Party and in 1982 was elected to the San Mateo Board of Supervisors. In 1988, she ran for the U.S. House against incumbent Republican Tom Campbell. The two spent a total of $2.5 million. Campbell won 52%-46%. In 1992, Campbell gave up his seat to run for the Senate, and Eshoo again ran. In the primary, she beat Assemblyman Ted Lempert, who had strong backing from environmentalists but lost ground by making unsubstantiated attacks against Eshoo. She prevailed 40%-36%. In the general election, Eshoo had a tough contest against Republican Tom Huening, the San Mateo supervisor who was backed by David Packard and other Silicon Valley business leaders. But Eshoo won by a convincing 57%-39%. She has not had a serious challenge for reelection.

In the House, Eshoo’s voting record has been mostly liberal, with more-moderate inclinations on issues such as taxes that affect high-income earners in her district. She has joined Republicans and high-tech interests in votes on securities litigation and normalizing trade relations with China. She opposed a proposal to charge stock options against earnings, which would have hit hard in Silicon Valley. Eshoo also fought telecommunications legislation that would have allowed Internet carriers to have a two-tier pricing system, contending that it would put start-up firms at a disadvantage.

As a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Eshoo in 2011 beat out Illinois’ Bobby Rush to take over the ranking member’s position on the panel’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. She has been a strong supporter of net neutrality, the concept that broadband providers should be prohibited from blocking certain traffic or setting up tiered pathways for Internet content. She also has long argued in favor of ensuring an adequate supply of spectrum that any company can use for free. As part of a spectrum auction bill that the House passed in 2012, she and other Democrats successfully fought to include a provision that empowers the Federal Communications Commission to set aside some of the reclaimed spectrum for that purpose. A measure she introduced in June 2012 called for phone companies to disclose the speeds of their next-generation networks in stores and on customer bills.

Eshoo has also been active on health technology issues, and in 2009 prevailed over committee Chairman Henry Waxman in winning passage of a measure allowing makers of “biologic” drugs up to 12 years of protection from competition from the generic drug industry. In 2011, she got a bill into law to reduce the volume of television commercials. Her legislative achievements include bills to increase Internet access for schools, to allow the use of electronic signatures in business transactions, and to require insurance companies to pay for reconstructive surgery for cancer patients. She led a Democratic effort in 2011 to persuade President Barack Obama to issue an executive order demanding that contractors seeking federal business disclose campaign contributions of more than $5,000 that their leaders make. The White House abandoned the idea in the face of GOP opposition.

Eshoo and Pelosi have been close friends and confidants since they met at a Democratic event in the Bay Area in the early 1970s. Eshoo officiated at the marriage ceremony of Pelosi’s daughter, Christine, in 2008. When the House passed the health care overhaul in 2010, Eshoo lauded her friend’s political will in her dealings with Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “I think (Pelosi) is the one who has kept the steel in the president’s back — and I think she represents that to Harry Reid too,” Eshoo told Politico.

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Anna Eshoo Election Results
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2012 General (Top-Two General)
Anna Eshoo (D)
Votes: 212,831
Percent: 70.49%
Dave Chapman
Votes: 89,103
Percent: 29.51%
2012 Primary (Top-Two Primary)
Anna Eshoo (D)
Votes: 86,851
Percent: 61.46%
Dave Chapman
Votes: 42,174
Percent: 29.85%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (69%), 2008 (70%), 2006 (71%), 2004 (70%), 2002 (68%), 2000 (70%), 1998 (69%), 1996 (65%), 1994 (61%), 1992 (57%)
Anna Eshoo Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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Economic 91 (L) : - (C) 71 (L) : 28 (C) 73 (L) : 27 (C)
Social 79 (L) : 16 (C) 81 (L) : 15 (C) 80 (L) : - (C)
Foreign 81 (L) : 18 (C) 86 (L) : 13 (C) 88 (L) : - (C)
Composite 86.2 (L) : 13.8 (C) 80.3 (L) : 19.7 (C) 85.7 (L) : 14.3 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC100
LCV9491
CFG1219
ITIC-67
NTU1820
20112012
COC25-
ACLU-100
ACU00
ADA9095
AFSCME100-
Key House Votes

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    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
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