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California (District: 22)

Republican

Current

starts 01/03/2013

Biography

Devin Nuneshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Infante_D._Henrique">OIH, (born October 1, 1973) is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_22nd_congressional_district">California’s 22nd congressional district, serving since 2013. He previously represented the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_21st_congressional_district">21st district from 2003 to 2013. He is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican Party. The district, located in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Joaquin_Valley">San Joaquin Valley, includes all of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulare_County">Tulare County, as well as much of eastern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno_County">Fresno County. He is also the author of the book Restoring the Republic, published by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WND">WND Books in September 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_magazine">Time magazinenamed Nunes one of the rising stars of American politics under 40, in their list of ″40 under 40″; that is, the top forty civic leaders under 40 years of age. Nunes is a member of two committees in the House of Representatives, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_Committee_on_Ways_and_Means">Ways and Means, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permanent_Select_Committee_on_Intelligence">Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He is also co-chair of the http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brazil_Caucus&action=edit&redlink=1">Brazil Caucus and the http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=U.S.-Mexico_Friendship_Caucus&action=edit&redlink=1">U.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus.

Nunes is the author of the book Restoring the Republic which was published in September 2010. Time magazine named him one of the rising stars of American politics, in their list of “40 under 40″; that is, the top forty civic leaders under 40 years of age. Nunes is a member of two of the most powerful committees in the House of Representatives, Ways and Means and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  At the beginning of the 113th Congress, he was selected to serve as Chairman of the Trade Subcommittee of Ways and Means.

Early life, Education, and Career
Nunes was born in Tulare, California. His family has operated a farm in Tulare County for three generations. The Nunes family is of Portuguese descent, immigrating from the Azores to California.

Nunes graduated from Tulare Union High School. He is the second Member of Congress to attend Tulare Union, following Olympic gold medalist Bob Mathias three-decades later, who served in House of Representatives from 1967-1975. After associate’s work at College of the Sequoias, Nunes graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and a master’s degree in agriculture.

Nunes was first elected to public office as one of California’s youngest community college trustees in state history at the age of 23. As a member of the College of the Sequoias Board from 1996-2002, he was an advocate for distance learning as well as the expansion of programs available to high school students. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development section. He left this post to run for the 21st congressional district and now serves in the 22nd disitrict as a reult of redistricting in 2010.

Committee Assignment History
During the 108th Congress, Nunes’ first term in the House of Representatives, he served on the House Resources Committee, where he was chairman of its National Parks Subcommittee. He was also a member of the Agriculture and Veterans Affairs committees. In the 109th Congress, Nunes was named to the House Ways and Means Committee. He has served on the committee since then, where he is 6th in seniority, and a member of the Subcommittees on Trade and Health. He was also a member of the House Budget Committee during the 111th Congress. At the beginning of the 112th Congress, Nunes was named to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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