Alan Nunnelee – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected US House Of Representatives First Congressional District, Mississippi

Mississippi Republican Party
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P.O. Box 7092Tupelo, MS 38802
202.224.3121
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Congressman Alan Nunnelee represents the citizens of Mississippi's First Congressional District. On January 5th, 2011 he took the Oath of Office to support and defend our Constitution. Alan Nunnelee believes that the strength of America lies in its people, neighborhoods, churches and communities, not the Federal Government. The Mississippi values he brings to Washington include being: conservative, pro-life, pro-family, fiscally responsible and a defender of the Second Amendment.

Nunnelee was instrumental in bringing comprehensive Tort Reform to Mississippi. Nunnelee has also been nationally recognized for his success in making Mississippi the safest place for unborn children. In 2001, Nunnelee passed legislation to place our national motto, "In God We Trust" on the wall of every school classroom in Mississippi without spending any tax dollars to achieve this goal.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

He and his wife Tori have three children, Reed (age 26) who is married to Kemily, Emily (age 23) who is married to Trey, and Nathan (age 21).

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BA, Mississippi State University, 1980

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Prior to Congress, he was Vice President of Allied Funeral Associates, a life insurance company specializing in working through funeral homes and a member of the Community Development Foundation's board of directors.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Deacon, Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo

Sunday School Teacher, Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo

Member, Chesterville Baseball Association

Member, Board of Directors, Community Development Foundation

Member, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers, Northeast Chapter

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Congressman Alan Nunnelee represents the citizens of Mississippi's First Congressional District. On January 5th, 2011 he took the Oath of Office to support and defend our Constitution. Congressman Nunnelee currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture, Energy and Water and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittees.

Before joining the 112th Congress, Alan Nunnelee represented Lee and Pontotoc counties in the Mississippi State Senate. He was elected to replace Senator Roger Wicker in 1994.

Nunnelee serves on the following committees:

Appropriations Committee

Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs

Committee on Budget

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Alan is a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Calvary Baptist.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

He has been rated as a Business Champion for his support of issues relating to the free enterprise system as well as recognized by the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank for invaluable service to the blind. The Mississippi Farm Bureau named him the "Friend of Agriculture" in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to agriculture and rural Mississippi.

Immigration
Immigration, a General Statement

We should first and foremost secure the borders and enforce existing laws. We also need to start dealing with the magnet that draws people here and that is the jobs. We need to deal with employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

I fully support the Arizona law and believe that unless the federal government is willing to enforce existing laws, states must protect themselves as Arizona has.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Immigration Reform

We should first and foremost secure the borders and enforce existing laws. We also need to start dealing with the magnet that draws people here and that is the jobs. We need to deal with employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

We should enforce existing laws. I fully support the Arizona law and believe that unless the federal government is willing to enforce existing laws, states must protect themselves as Arizona has.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws

We should enforce existing laws. I fully support the Arizona law and believe that unless the federal government is willing to enforce existing laws, states must protect themselves as Arizona has.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Securing Our Borders

We should first and foremost secure the borders.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Arizona's Strict New Immigration Law

I fully support the Arizona law and believe that unless the federal government is willing to enforce existing laws, states must protect themselves as Arizona has.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Employers Who Hire Illegals

We need to start dealing with the magnet that draws people here and that is the jobs. We need to deal with employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Gay & Lesbian
Gay Marriage

I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Jobs
Jobs, a General Statement

I believe that if you allow individuals, families and small businesses to keep more of their hard earned money they will create the stimulus that our economy needs without placing a huge burden of debt on our children and grandchildren.

While I believe Government should be limited, it does have a role - it can create an environment (through regulatory and tax policy) where small businesses, which are the engine of American job growth, can thrive.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Economy
Economy, a General Statement

I believe that if you allow individuals, families and small businesses to keep more of their hard earned money they will create the stimulus that our economy needs without placing a huge burden of debt on our children and grandchildren.

While I believe Government should be limited, it does have a role - it can create an environment (through regulatory and tax policy) where small businesses, which are the engine of American job growth, can thrive.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Education
Education, a General Statement

I am a father of three children who graduated from public school systems and went on to public universities, and my wife works as a school nurse. I understand the important role education plays in our children's futures and in our state's economic development.

Education should be a top priority for any elected official. I believe that the government should place an emphasis on education, but decisions should be left to parents, teachers and local officials.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Public Schools K-12

I am a father of three children who graduated from public school systems and went on to public universities, and my wife works as a school nurse. I understand the important role education plays in our children's futures and in our state's economic development.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Local Control Over Education

I believe that the government should place an emphasis on education, but decisions should be left to parents, teachers and local officials.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Higher Education

I am a father of three children who graduated from public school systems and went on to public universities, and my wife works as a school nurse. I understand the important role education plays in our children's futures and in our state's economic development.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Parental Involvement

I believe that the government should place an emphasis on education, but decisions should be left to parents, teachers and local officials.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Military & Defense
Military, a General Statement

Our nation faces serious security challenges in the changing global environment. We must ensure our military is the best equipped and the most prepared in the world.

I understand the sacrifices our military families make to protect our freedom and we must always protect their interests.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Defense and Military Budget

Our nation faces serious security challenges in the changing global environment. We must ensure our military is the best equipped and the most prepared in the world.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Military Adequacy

Our nation faces serious security challenges in the changing global environment. We must ensure our military is the best equipped and the most prepared in the world.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Military Families

I understand the sacrifices our military families make to protect our freedom and we must always protect their interests.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Guns
Guns, a General Statement

I support the Second Amendment right of people to keep and bear arms - that's why I have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) each time I have run for office. The right to bear arms is an individual right guaranteed by our Constitution.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment

I support the Second Amendment right of people to keep and bear arms. The right to bear arms is an individual right guaranteed by our Constitution.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

National Rifle Association (NRA)

I have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) each time I have run for office.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy, a General Statement

In these difficult times Mississippi families are setting priorities and living within a budget, and government should be no different. We need to put an end to wasteful earmarks. We also need to do a top-to-bottom spending review of all federal agencies. We do not need to just cut spending, we need to change the way we operate government and that is what I have been doing as Chairman of Appropriations in the Mississippi State Senate.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement

We need to make reforms that will reduce costs and ensure personal healthcare decisions are made by patients, their families and their doctors. Here is how we can do it:

1. Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

2. Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

3. Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

4. Insurance companies should not be allowed to drop individuals or families because of illness.

5. Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

6. Medical bills should be more transparent and easier to understand.

7. We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

8. Elected officials should not have special coverage.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

While I agree we do need to adjust our healthcare system, Government-run healthcare is not the answer.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations

We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Employers' Medical Insurance

Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

Elected officials should not have special coverage.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer

Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

Elected officials should not have special coverage.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Free Market Health Care

We need to make reforms that will reduce costs and ensure personal healthcare decisions are made by patients, their families and their doctors. Here is how we can do it:

1. Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

2. Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

3. Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

4. Insurance companies should not be allowed to drop individuals or families because of illness.

5. Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

6. Medical bills should be more transparent and easier to understand.

7. We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

8. Elected officials should not have special coverage.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Health Insurance Purchase Choices

Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Portable Medical Insurance

Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

State Plans

Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Market-Based Medical Insurance

Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Uniform Billing and Claims

Medical bills should be more transparent and easier to understand.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Paperless Claims

Medical bills should be more transparent and easier to understand.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Medical Malpractice Reform

We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Abortion, Stem Cell & Cloning
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

I believe in the sanctity of life and believe that every innocent life must be protected.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Abortion, a General Statement

I believe in the sanctity of life and believe that every innocent life must be protected.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts, a General Statement

We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Legal Reform, a General Statement

We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits

We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Government
Government, a General Statement

Government should be open and transparent and elected officials should live by a higher standard. I want to see an end to business-as-usual in Washington. In these difficult times Mississippi families are setting priorities and living within a budget, and government should be no different. We need to put an end to wasteful earmarks. We also need to do a top-to-bottom spending review of all federal agencies. We do not need to just cut spending, we need to change the way we operate government and that is what I have been doing as Chairman of Appropriations in the Mississippi State Senate.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Government Reform

Government should be open and transparent and elected officials should live by a higher standard. I want to see an end to business-as-usual in Washington. We need to do a top-to-bottom spending review of all federal agencies. We do not need to just cut spending, we need to change the way we operate government and that is what I have been doing as Chairman of Appropriations in the Mississippi State Senate.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Government Agencies

We need to do a top-to-bottom spending review of all federal agencies. We do not need to just cut spending, we need to change the way we operate government and that is what I have been doing as Chairman of Appropriations in the Mississippi State Senate.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Bureaucracy & Regulations

In these difficult times Mississippi families are setting priorities and living within a budget, and government should be no different. We need to do a top-to-bottom spending review of all federal agencies. We do not need to just cut spending, we need to change the way we operate government and that is what I have been doing as Chairman of Appropriations in the Mississippi State Senate.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Government Ethics

Government should be open and transparent and elected officials should live by a higher standard. I want to see an end to business-as-usual in Washington.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Earmarks

We need to put an end to wasteful earmarks.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care, a General Statement

While I agree we do need to adjust our healthcare system, Government-run healthcare is not the answer. We need to make reforms that will reduce costs and ensure personal healthcare decisions are made by patients, their families and their doctors. Here is how we can do it:

1. Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

2. Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

3. Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

4. Insurance companies should not be allowed to drop individuals or families because of illness.

5. Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

6. Medical bills should be more transparent and easier to understand.

7. We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

8. Elected officials should not have special coverage.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Improving Health & Medical Care

We need to make reforms that will reduce costs and ensure personal healthcare decisions are made by patients, their families and their doctors. Here is how we can do it:

1. Individuals and families should be able to keep the same insurance when they change jobs.

2. Insurance should not be restricted by state lines.

3. Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

4. Insurance companies should not be allowed to drop individuals or families because of illness.

5. Small businesses should be able to purchase coverage at similar rates as large corporations and government agencies.

6. Medical bills should be more transparent and easier to understand.

7. We must pass comprehensive tort reform.

8. Elected officials should not have special coverage.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Association Health Plans (AHP)

Self employed individuals and families should be able to join a group plan and enjoy the same tax advantages as corporations.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Business
Business, a General Statement

I believe that if you allow individuals, families and small businesses to keep more of their hard earned money they will create the stimulus that our economy needs without placing a huge burden of debt on our children and grandchildren.

While I believe Government should be limited, it does have a role - it can create an environment (through regulatory and tax policy) where small businesses, which are the engine of American job growth, can thrive.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Small Business

I believe that if you allow individuals, families and small businesses to keep more of their hard earned money they will create the stimulus that our economy needs without placing a huge burden of debt on our children and grandchildren.

While I believe Government should be limited, it does have a role - it can create an environment (through regulatory and tax policy) where small businesses, which are the engine of American job growth, can thrive.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General Statement

We need an energy plan that reduces our dependence on foreign oil. We need a plan that includes conservation, clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, as well as incentives to increase solar, wind and other clean renewable energy sources. And we need a plan that boosts America's domestic production of oil by building more refineries and drilling here and now. Only a comprehensive, all-of-the-above approach can secure America's energy future.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Energy Independence from Foreign Oil

We need an energy plan that reduces our dependence on foreign oil. We need a plan that includes conservation, clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, as well as incentives to increase solar, wind and other clean renewable energy sources. And we need a plan that boosts America's domestic production of oil by building more refineries and drilling here and now. Only a comprehensive, all-of-the-above approach can secure America's energy future.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Nuclear Power

We need a plan that includes conservation, clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, as well as incentives to increase solar, wind and other clean renewable energy sources.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind

We need a plan that includes conservation, clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, as well as incentives to increase solar, wind and other clean renewable energy sources.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Coal

We need a plan that includes conservation, clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, as well as incentives to increase solar, wind and other clean renewable energy sources.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Natural Gas

We need a plan that includes conservation, clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, as well as incentives to increase solar, wind and other clean renewable energy sources.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Values, Religion & Family
Family, a General Statement

I believe in the sanctity of the family.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Family Values

I believe in the sanctity of life and the family and believe that every innocent life must be protected, and marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement

We must also offer our returning veterans the support they deserve.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Social Security & Pensions
Social Security, a General Statement

First, we as a country have a moral obligation to honor our commitment to those who have worked their entire life and have contributed their hard earned dollars to the social security system. Second, Congress must quit raiding the system for pet projects. Third, while we have an obligation to these hard working Americans, we must also be honest with ourselves and accept the reality that we face a very serious problem and that this problem will only get worse if we do nothing. Fourth, we need to assess our options and make common sense decisions that are for the good of our country and its citizens.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Long Term Viability of Social Security

First, we as a country have a moral obligation to honor our commitment to those who have worked their entire life and have contributed their hard earned dollars to the social security system. Second, Congress must quit raiding the system for pet projects. Third, while we have an obligation to these hard working Americans, we must also be honest with ourselves and accept the reality that we face a very serious problem and that this problem will only get worse if we do nothing.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels

We as a country have a moral obligation to honor our commitment to those who have worked their entire life and have contributed their hard earned dollars to the social security system.

Source: www.nunneleeforcongress.com/Issues.aspx (12/09/2010)

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