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WASHINGTON-Congressman Mike Oxley (R-Ohio) is serving his 13th term in the House and is currently the chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services. According to his biography, Oxley uses his knowledge of business and finance to advocate policies promoting personal savings, jobs, and economic growth. He is committed to market competition. Oxley was co-author to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act aimed at protecting investors and raising the bar on corporate governance after a string of scandals from Enron to WorldCom. On the lighter side, he also manages the Republican Congressional Baseball team, which plays a field of Democrats to raise funds for a variety of charities. Additionally, after Sept. 11, 2001, he focused the Financial Services Committee on looking into terrorist financing. Oxley has been awarded the Taxpayer’s Friend Award from the National Taxpayers Union; the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business; the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the National Association of Manufacturers Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence; the Jefferson Award from the Citizens for a Sound Economy; and the Friend of the Farm Bureau Award. The American Security Council has awarded him its National Security Award every year he has served in Congress. Oxley came to the U.S. House in 1981 after serving nine years in the Ohio General Assembly. Prior to writing law, he was busy enforcing it as a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is an attorney by education and profession and a member of the American, Ohio, and Findlay Bar Associations. In 1986, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also previously worked as a staffer to a number of Ohio politicians. Congressman Oxley is a member of the Rotary International, Findlay Elks, Ohio Farm Bureau, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and Sigma Chi fraternity. He and his wife, Pat, have one son.

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