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Chuck Hagel (R)
Senior Senator from Nebraska

Elected: 1996 (1st term)
Hometown: Omaha
Born: October 4, 1946; North Platte, Neb.
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Lilibet Hagel; two children
Education: U. of Nebraska, Omaha, B.A. 1971
Military Service: Army, 1967-68
Career: Investment bank executive; cellular phone company founder; lobbyist; congressional aide; radio talk show host
Political Highlights: Veterans Administration deputy administrator, 1981-82; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
Committees: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Budget; Energy & Natural Resources; Foreign Relations ( East Asian & Pacific Affairs; European Affairs; International Economic Policy, Export & Trade Promotion - chairman)
Address: 346 Russell Senate Office Building, Constitution and Delaware Aves., N.E., Washington, DC, 20510-2705
Phone: (202) 224-4224
Fax: (202) 224-5213
E-mail: chuck_hagel@hagel.senate.gov
Web site: hagel.senate.gov

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: January 29, 2000). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

CQ Voting Studies are an annual analysis of a member's support or opposition to a given position. Interest Group Ratings are based on rankings from groups chosen to represent liberal, conservative, business and labor viewpoints.Voting Participation scores are based on the number of times a member voted "yea" or "nay" on roll call votes (not including quorum calls in the House).

CQ Vote Studies
Year Presidential
Support
Party
Unity
  S* O* S O
1998 42% 57% 89% 11%
1997 59 41 92 8
S=Support; O=Oppose

Voting Participation
Year %
1998 99
1997 100
Interest Groups
Year ADA AFL-CIO CCUS ACU
1998 0% n/a 94% 72 %
1997 5 0 100 80

Note on Interest Groups: ADA=Americans for Democratic Action; AFL-CIO=American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; CCUS=Chamber of Commerce of the United States; ACU=American Conservative Union

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
Unicameral Legislature: Meets January-June in odd years; January-April in even years
Legislature: 49 nonpartisan members, 4-year terms
Salary: $12,000
Phone: (402) 471-2271

Urban Statistics
Omaha: Mayor Hal Daub (R), Population 364,253
Lincoln: Mayor Don Wesely (D), Population 209,192
Bellevue: Mayor Jerry Ryan, Population 42,807
Grand Island: Mayor Ken Gnadt (R), Population 41,177
Kearney: Mayor Peter G. Kotsiopulos (I), Population 27,314

Registered Voters
Republican: 49%
Democrat: 37%
Non-Partisan: 14%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 1D, 1R
House: 3 R

Term Limits
For state offices: Yes
Legislature: 2 terms

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bob Dole 54%, Bill Clinton 35%, Ross Perot 11%
1992 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 47%, Bill Clinton 29%, Ross Perot 24%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 60%, Michael S. Dukakis 39%

Population
1998 population (est.): 1,652,093
1990 population: 1,578,385
1980 population: 1,569,825
Percent change 1980-90: +1%
Rank among states (1998): 36
White: 94%
Black: 4%
Asian or Pacific islander: 1%
Hispanic origin: 4%
Urban: 66%
Rural: 34%
Born in state: 70%
Foreign-born: 2%
Under age 18: 444,681 (27%)
Ages 18-64: 984,651 (59%)
65 and older: 227,538 (14%)
Median age: 35.1

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.ne.us
Capital: Lincoln
Median household income: $34,743 (1997)
   Rank among states: 30
Total area: 77,358 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 16

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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