After Hart and Milliken: Where Have All Our Leaders Gone?
Monday, September 26, 2011
Anspach Hall 161
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Former U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak is a partner in the Legislative and Government Affairs group at the law firm Venable LLP. He was the U.S. Representative from Michigan's First Congressional District from 1993 to 2011.
In Congress, he served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and as Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. In this role, Mr. Stupak helped lead investigations into key issues, such as physical and cyber security breaches at U.S. nuclear labs, food and drug safety, and insurance company rescissions of insurance policies. In 2010 he played an important role in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform act) while also facing death threats and political backlash.
Mr. Stupak began his career in public service as a police officer in Escanaba, Michigan. He continued his career in law enforcement as a Michigan State Police Trooper until he was medically retired due to an injury sustained in the line of duty. In spring 2011, Mr. Stupak was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
About Hart & Milliken
The Philip A. Hart and William G. Milliken Endowed Speaker Series for Integrity in Politics is named in memory of former U.S. Senator Philip A. Hart and in honor of former Michigan Governor William G. Milliken. A legendary trait of the careers of Senator Hart, a Democrat, and Governor Milliken, a Republican, was their ability to work together with members of opposing political parties.