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Mike McIntyre


Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1997
Preceded by Charlie Rose

Born August 6, 1956 (1956-08-06) (age 53)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dee Strickland
Children Joshua McIntyre
Stephen McIntyre
Residence Lumberton, North Carolina
Alma mater University of North Carolina
Occupation attorney
Religion Presbyterian

Douglas Carmichael "Mike" McIntyre II (born August 6, 1956) is an American politician from the state of North Carolina. A Democrat, McIntyre represents North Carolina's 7th congressional district (see map) in the United States House of Representatives.

McIntyre was born in Lumberton, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa as a political science major in 1978 and received his Juris Doctor in 1981. McIntyre practiced as an attorney until his election to Congress. He also served on a variety of law and economics related councils in eastern North Carolina.

Originally elected in 1996, McIntyre serves on the House Agriculture Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture, and the House Armed Services Committee. McIntyre is a Blue Dog Democrat as well as a member of the New Democrat Coalition, a centrist Democrat group.

McIntyre was elected to his sixth consecutive term in the 2006 Congressional elections, earning 73% of the popular vote and defeating Shirley Davis in the general election. Following the return of the Democrats to a majority in the House, McIntyre has been named as a senior whip and as a member of the advisory council to congressional leadership.

In 2008, McIntyre authored the Veterans Outreach Improvement Act.[citation needed] The bill, which is designed to increase funding to veterans' programs, was passed by the House unanimously. He has also written legislation to help tobacco farmers receive government subsidies and buyouts. On September 29, 2008 he voted against the $700 billion bank bailout plan [1] He has indicated his opposition to the national Democratic Health Care Reform Bill.[2]

Representative McIntyre still lives in Lumberton with his wife, Dee Strickland McIntyre. They have two sons, Joshua and Stephen.

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Committee assignments

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Caucus, Task Force and other memberships

  • United States Naval Academy Board Member
  • Chairman of the Business and Technology Task Force for the Blue Dog Coalition
  • Co-Chairman and Founder-Youth Sports Caucus
  • Co-Chairman and Co-Founder-Adopt a Country Caucus
  • Co-Chairman and Co-Founder-Friends of Scotland Caucus
  • Co-Chairman-Congressional Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood
  • Co-Chairman-Congressional Waterways Caucus
  • Co-Chairman-Special Operations Forces Caucus
  • Co-Chairman-Faith and Values Task Force of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus
  • Co-Chairman-Task Force on Jobs, Economic Development, and Transportation of the Congressional Rural Caucus

See also

North Carolina Democratic Party

References

External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charlie Rose
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 7th congressional district

1997–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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