Since being elected to Congress in 2004, Dan Boren has
represented the Second Congressional District of Oklahoma
as an independent voice in Washington. From day one, he
has worked to uphold the values that eastern Oklahomans
hold dear - faith, hard-work, and personal responsibility.
Dan and his wife Andrea welcomed
a new addition to the Boren family last year. Janna
Lou Boren was born on October 9th, 2007, and was named
after Congressman Boren's late mother. Having already
dedicated his time to serving Oklahoma's families, Janna
is an added daily reminder to Dan and Andrea of the
hopes and aspirations that all Oklahoma parents have
for their children.
In Washington, Boren has been a strong
advocate for eastern Oklahoma. He has built an impressive
record of support for Oklahoma's military service members,
veterans, working families, and small business owners.
Boren currently sits on the House Armed Services Committee
which is critical to his work on behalf of Oklahoma's
military installations, military families, and veterans.
His position on Armed Services has provided $50.4 million
for improvements to eastern Oklahoma's military installations.
He also helped pass the single largest funding increase
in the 77-history of the Veterans Administration.
Boren also sits on the Natural Resources Committee.
This committee is an influential panel presiding over
Indian Affairs, National Parks and other federal lands,
energy and mineral resources, water resources, fisheries,
and oceans. Among many other positives, the assignment
gives Oklahoma's Native Americans and the thousands
of Sportsmen across the state a seat at the table in
Washington. Through this Committee, Boren has passed
legislation to provide the Boy Scouts of America more
land for the Tom Hale Scout Camp. He has also worked
hard to uphold the rights of Oklahoma's Sportsmen on
everything from public land-use and access, to conservation.
Back home in the Second District,
Boren has worked tirelessly as an advocate for the needs
of veterans, senior citizens, and children. As eastern
Oklahomans have needed assistance navigating the red-tape
of the federal bureaucracy, Dan has provided a voice
for their concerns and a bridge to the solutions that
they deserve. Since his first election, Boren's office
has worked on over 5,000 cases on behalf of Oklahomans
including veterans, senior citizens, and their families.
Once re-elected, Congressman
Boren will continue his advocacy for the needs of rural
communities, the rights of the individual, and hopes
of all citizens in the Second District. He looks forward
to seeing you out on the campaign trail this summer
and fall as he meets with constituents across eastern