U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Whip (D-MD)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"DREs were used in four of our counties last year, and almost uniformly the voters found it a very friendly, easy and verifiable way to vote. So I think the voter's experience is a good one, but obviously the voter is very concerned, and properly so, and we're all very concerned that the votes be accurately tallied and the person that in fact gets...most of the votes wins the election."
From an interview with the Online NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, 2003
Experts Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Democratic member of U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, 1981-present
U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Whip, 2002-present
Introduced the Save America's Vote Act (H.R. 3094) before the 109th Congress, 2005
House Democratic sponsor of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA)
Member of Maryland State Board of Higher Education, 1978-1981
President, Maryland State Senate, 1975-1978
Maryland State Senator, 1966-1978
Senior Member U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee
Member, U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Transport, Treasury, and Housing and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Member, Naval Academy Board of Visitors and St. Mary's College Board of Trustees
JD, Georgetown University, 1966
BA, University of Maryland, 1963
Lead sponsor of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990
Lead sponsor of Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act, 1990
At age 36 becomes youngest President of the Maryland State Senate, 1975