Since being elected to Congress
in 2004, Dan Boren has represented the Second
Congressional District of Oklahoma as an independent
voice in Washington. From day one, he has worked
to uphold the values that eastern Oklahomans
hold dear - faith, hard-work, and personal responsibility.
Dan is a dedicated family man
and two years ago he and his wife Andrea welcomed
their first child, Janna Lou, into their family.
Janna Lou was named after Dans late mother
and is an added daily reminder of the hopes
and aspirations that all Oklahoma parents have
for their children.
In Washington, Boren has been
a strong advocate for eastern Oklahoma. He has
built an impressive record of support for Oklahoma's
military service members, veterans, working
families, and small business owners. In Congress,
he is a member of the Blue Dogs Caucus and works
hard with his colleagues to curb government
spending and move toward fiscal responsibility.
He is also the Co-Chairman of the Sportsmens
Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives,
leads the House Second Amendment Task Force,
and serves on the Board of Directors of the
National Rifle Association.
Boren currently sits on the House
Armed Services Committee which is critical to
his work on behalf of Oklahoma's military installations,
military families, and veterans. His position
on Armed Services has provided $50.4 million
for improvements to eastern Oklahoma's military
installations. He also helped pass the single
largest funding increase in the 77-history of
the Veterans Administration.
In addition to his work on military
issues, Boren serves on the House Permanent
Select Committee on Intelligence. This committee
gives him the responsibility to oversee all
activities and operations of the agencies within
the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the
Central Intelligence Agency. He is regularly
briefed on the most pressing security threats
to our nation and the Intelligence Community's
plans to defeat them. Annual legislation written
by the committee is vital to U.S. national security,
and Boren's work is critical to that effort.
Boren also sits on the Natural
Resources Committee. This committee is an influential
panel presiding over Indian Affairs, National
Parks and other federal lands, energy and mineral
resources, water resources, fisheries, and oceans.
Among many other positives, the assignment gives
Oklahoma's Native Americans and the thousands
of Sportsmen across the state a seat at the
table in Washington. Through this Committee,
Boren has passed legislation to provide the
Boy Scouts of America more land for the Tom
Hale Scout Camp. He has also worked hard to
uphold the rights of Oklahoma's Sportsmen on
everything from public land-use and access,
Back home in the Second District,
Boren has worked tirelessly as an advocate for
the needs of veterans, senior citizens, and
children. As eastern Oklahomans have needed
assistance navigating the red-tape of the federal
bureaucracy, Dan has provided a voice for their
concerns and a bridge to the solutions that
they deserve. Since his first election, Boren's
office has worked on over 6,000 cases on behalf
of Oklahomans including veterans, senior citizens,
and their families.
Once re-elected, Congressman Boren
will continue his advocacy for the needs of
rural communities, the rights of the individual,
and hopes of all citizens in the Second District.
He looks forward to seeing you out on the campaign
trail this summer and fall as he meets with
constituents across eastern Oklahoma.