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Oberstar also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml Vote Results, June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen Reports,'' "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009]</ref>
 
Oberstar also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml Vote Results, June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen Reports,'' "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009]</ref>
  
Oberstar supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml Vote Results, June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen Reports,'' "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009]</ref>
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Oberstar supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml Vote Results, June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen Reports,'' "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009]</ref>
  
 
Finally, Oberstar voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml Vote Results, March 21, 2010]</ref> 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen Reports,'' "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," September 20, 2010]</ref>
 
Finally, Oberstar voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml Vote Results, March 21, 2010]</ref> 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen Reports,'' "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," September 20, 2010]</ref>

Revision as of 12:39, 4 August 2014

Jim Oberstar
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U.S. House, Minnesota, District 8
Former member
In office
1975-2011
PartyDemocratic
Jim Oberstar was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Minnesota. He was in office from 1975 to 2011 and represented Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Oberstar's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1956: Graduated from College of St. Thomas with B.A.
  • 1957: Graduated from College of Europe in Bruges Belgium with M.A.
  • 1963-1974: Staff for U.S. Representative John Anton Blatnik
  • 1971-1974: Administrator of the Committee on Public Works for the United States House of Representatives
  • 1975-2011: U.S. Representative from Minnesota

Issues

Specific votes

Rep. Oberstar voted for TARP.[2] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[3]

Oberstar also supported the auto bailout.[4] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[3]

In addition, Rep. Oberstar voted for the stimulus bill.[5] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[6]

Oberstar also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[7] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[8]

Oberstar supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[9] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[10]

Finally, Oberstar voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[11] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Blatnik
U.S. House of Representatives - Minnesota, District 8
1975-2011
Succeeded by
Chip Cravaack