Congressman Pence was elected to Congress in November 2000 and was re-elected to represent the 6th Congressional District, encompassing much of the eastern half of Indiana , for a fifth term in 2008. Mike describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”
In 2005, Congressman Pence was named “Man of the Year” by the leading conservative publication Human Events for his leadership on behalf of fiscal discipline. He was also awarded the Friend of the Family Award by the Indiana Family Institute. Congressman Pence has repeatedly received the “True Blue Award” from the Family Research Council for his commitment to the family and sanctity of human life. While serving in the United State House of Representatives, Congressman Pence has proven his pro-life commitment with 100% pro-life voting record. During the 110th Congress (2007-2008), he introduced a bill that would prohibit any federal funds from being awarded to family planning organizations that provide abortions. He continues to push for this legislation. He has also advocated for life by promoting many other pro-life initiatives.
The bio above was submitted at the time of the award presentation.