ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Jeff Bingaman

Jeff Bingaman

United States Senator, New Mexico

Jeff Bingaman grew up in Silver City in a family with deep New Mexico small town roots. His father was a science professor at Western New Mexico University, and his mother taught in the public schools. He graduated from high school in Silver City. After graduating from Harvard University, he earned a law degree at Stanford. There he met fellow law student Anne Kovacovich. After graduation, they married and returned to New Mexico, where they both practiced law, and their son, John, was born.

Jeff was elected New Mexico Attorney General in 1978. In 1982, he won election to the United States Senate, and in 2006, was re-elected to serve a fifth term.

COMMITTEES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Chairman
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has jurisdiction over national energy policy and the public lands of the nation.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee has jurisdiction over Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, tax policy, trade policy, and other key domestic issues.

Subcommittees
Chairman, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
Member, Subcommittee on International Trade and Global Competitiveness
Member, Subcommittee on Health Care

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is responsible for the oversight of federal education programs, pension reform, and health care policy.

Subcommittees
Member, Subcommittee on Children and Families
Member, Subcommittee on Retirement and Aging

Joint Economic Committee
Senior Member
The Joint Economic Committee studies issues that affect the U.S. economy. This is a bicameral congressional committee.

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