or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Jim Oberstar's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: James 'Jim' L. Oberstar
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jean; 6 Children: Ted, Noelle, Annie, Monica, Lindsey, Charlie
Birth Date: 09/10/1934
Birth Place: Chisholm, MN
Home City: Chisholm, MN
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Dec. 2, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
July 1, 2010 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010
April 28, 2010 House Passes Defense Spending Reform Bill
May 14, 2009 House Passes Final Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill
Sept. 19, 2008 Letter to Carl Levin and John McCain, Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Ike Skelton and Duncan Hunter, Chair and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Re: Include PDMRA Benefits in Defense Authorization
May 15, 2008 House Votes to End Iraq War Funding
May 2, 2008 Year Five of Mission Accomplished and No End in Sight
April 8, 2008 Oberstar: New Leadership Needed to Bring Troops Home
Dec. 12, 2007 Conference Report on H.R. 1585, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Oct. 16, 2007 Letter to the Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States of America
Sept. 10, 2007 Oberstar: We Owe Our Troops an Orderly Withdrawal
July 12, 2007 Oberstar: Reports Show Bush Leadership Failing in Iraq
April 25, 2007 Oberstar Urges President to Sign Iraq Bill with Target for Troop Withdrawal
March 8, 2007 Letter: To Dr. Robert M. Gates, Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
Feb. 16, 2007 Oberstar Hopes Resolution Sends President Bush a Message
Feb. 14, 2007 Iraq War Resolution
Feb. 5, 2007 Oberstar: Bush Budget uses "Fuzzy Math"
Jan. 11, 2007 Bush Plan Will Extend U.S. Involvement in Iraq
Dec. 6, 2006 Oberstar Reacts to Iraq Study Group Report
Oct. 25, 2006 Press Release - Iraq: No End in Sight
June 16, 2006 Oberstar Opposes Iraq Resolution
March 8, 2006 Lofgren Calls for Veterans' Care to Be Included in Iraq Supplemental
Dec. 18, 2005 Conference Report on H.R. 1815, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006
Dec. 16, 2005 Victory in Iraq Resolution
Oct. 7, 2004 Oberstar Blasts Bush on WMD Report
July 21, 2004 Commercial Aviation Manpads Defense Act of 2004
May 6, 2004 Oberstar Says Resolution Does Not Go Far Enough
March 18, 2004 Relating to the Liberation of the Iraqi People and the Valiant Service of the United States Armed Forces and Coalition Forces
March 18, 2004 Oberstar Opposes Iraqi Resolution
Issue Position: International Relations
Issue Position: Homeland Security, Immigration, & Defense
Issue Position: Iraq and the War on Terror
Back to top