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Joel Hefley
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U.S. Congressman
    (April 18, 1935- )
    Born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
    Represented Colorado's 5th district (1987-2007)
    Chaired the House Ethics Committee (2001-05)
    Republican
    Even after the US Iraq Survey Group found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction, he continued to insist that Saddam Hussein had WMDs.
    Before becoming chair of the Ethics Committee, he was named one of the 10 most obscure members of the House.
    He repeatedly clashed with the Republican leadership.
    He criticized new rules proposed by the Republicans to limit the ways an ethics investigation can be launched, but voted for them anyway.
    He was removed as chair of the Ethics Committee for being 'too independent' after the Committee admonished Tom Delay three times for his ethical lapses.
    He said of the Ethics Committee, 'Nobody should be there to protect anybody. They should be there to protect the integrity of the institution.'
    One of his last speeches in the House was an impassioned plea for tougher ethics rules.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 39 Votes: 48.72% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 39.13% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 85 Votes: 44.71% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 43 Votes: 39.53% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 57 Votes: 45.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 25 Votes: 76.00% Annoying
 
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