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Bart Gordon
Chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee
In office
January 4, 2007 â€“ January 3, 2011
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Sherwood Boehlert
Succeeded by Ralph Hall
Ranking Member of the House Science and Technology Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 â€“ January 4, 2007
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Ralph Hall
Succeeded by Ralph Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee’s 6th district
In office
January 3, 1985 â€“ January 3, 2011
Preceded by Al Gore, Jr.
Succeeded by Diane Black
Personal details
Born (1949-01-24) January 24, 1949 (age 67)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Leslie
Residence Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Alma mater Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee
Occupation Attorney
Religion Methodist
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1971–1972

Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching.
Bart Gordon
While it may be true that the UAE has been an ally since the September 11, 2001, attacks, the American people know it has also harbored and aided some of the al Qaeda agents who were involved in that attack.
Bart Gordon
If we don't do it, somebody else will. The Chinese, the Europeans and the Japanese all have the goal of going to the moon. Certainly we don't want to wake up and see that they have a base there before we do.
Bart Gordon
A free public broadcast license is a privilege.
If our country is serious about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, we need to get serious about mobilizing the infrastructure necessary to distribute and dispense the next generation of fuels.
Bart Gordon
When I was elected, I was the youngest member of the Tennessee congressional delegation; now, I'm one of the oldest. In fact, I have members of my staff who weren't even born when I took office. That tells me it's time for a new chapter.
Bart Gordon