Occupational Background: Attorney helping Oregonians start high technology and international trade businesses.
Educational Background: Stanford University; Harvard Medical School; Yale Law School
Prior Governmental Experience: none
Family: David and his wife Michelle have two children, 10-year old Matthew, 8-year old Sarah and dog Buddy. Michelle taught school in Oregon for 12 years.
Investing in Oregon's Education and Economy
David Wu is a champion for Oregon's schools because economic success begins with a quality education.
- Congressman Wu has fought for smaller class size and passed legislation to increase the number of qualified math and science K-12 teachers.
- Wu passed legislation to increase the maximum Pell Grant to $9000 and make college textbooks more affordable.
- As chair of the Community College Caucus, Wu is helping community colleges train our workforce for high-tech and green energy jobs.
David Wu's work as Chairman of the Technology and Innovation Subcommittee is focused on building a healthy, robust economy for the long-term. Wu passed legislation to:
- Educate a health care information technology workforce, a change that will create Oregon jobs and increase health care quality, safety and efficiency;
- Help our manufacturing industry remain competitive and keep jobs in the U.S.; and
- Create new small businesses by moving research from the lab to the marketplace.
Fighting for America's Economic, National and Energy Security
- Wu opposes tax giveaways to the chosen few and supports tax relief for middle-class families.
- Wu voted against the Iraq war and has voted to bring our troops home, safely and responsibly.
- As a strong defender of civil liberties and the rule of law, Wu voted against the Patriot Act twice and against unreasonable eavesdropping through FISA.
- Wu believes we need to continue to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by investing in alternative and renewable energy sources.
Congressman David Wu
Independent, Effective Leadership
(This information furnished by David Wu for Congress.)