Jeff Bingaman

(Jesse Francis Bingaman Jr.)

Jeff Bingaman
Jeff Bingaman
  • Born: October 3, 1943
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Jesse Francis Bingaman Jr. is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from New Mexico from 1983 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and served as Chairman of Committee Outreach for the Senate Democratic Caucus. Previously, Bingaman was Attorney General of New Mexico from 1979 to 1983. On February 18, 2011, he announced that he would not seek reelection in 2012. He was replaced by fellow Democrat Martin Heinrich. After he left the Senate, he returned to his alma mater, Stanford Law School, as a fellow of their Steyer–Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.

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In a democracy, expressing disagreement with the government’s actions does not amount to sedition or insurrection—it is, and must remain, protected speech. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The problems of public schools will not be solved by cutting off the source of their funding, which is what vouchers are. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline.
I am not opposed to the limited use of polygraphs in a case where a person is suspected of wrongdoing. But widespread use of the polygraph as a screening tool goes far beyond what is acceptable.
I hope that in future Congresses there will reemerge a recognition that climate change is a reality, that our policies to meet our energy needs must also deal responsibly with environmental issues, including the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Future ;Hope
I never considered the move to Washington to be a permanent move.
I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns. Families, Children & Parenting
I've voted in some cases to remove and reduce tax breaks for the oil industry in other cases I've voted not to because I felt that the proposals covered too much.
People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment.
Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It's a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work. Society ;Families, Children & Parenting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Leaders & Leadership
This is not a time to back away from the principles that this country was founded on. Time
Today, energy prices are at historic highs. Some analysts estimate that energy price shocks this year could cost American consumers more than $40 billion. Speaking very frankly, we cannot afford this kind of expense.

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