Spencer Thomas Bachus III (born December 28, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party and the senior member of the Alabama U. S. House delegation. The district includes most of the wealthier portions of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, along with most of their suburbs.
Bachus was born in Birmingham to Edith Wells and Spencer Thomas Bachus, Jr. He currently lives in Vestavia Hills, a Birmingham suburb. He graduated from Auburn University in 1969 where he became a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He served in the Alabama National Guard from 1969 to 1971, during the Vietnam War, while attending law school; he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama Law ...
U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, said Wednesday that Alabama's immigration law is not the answer and that parts of it will be difficult to enforce.
"I think it's going to be almost impossible to enforce certain parts of the law," Bachus said before the start of his speech to the Rotary Club of Birmingham.
"I think it will suppress economic activity," he added.
Bachus wants to work toward a solution that includes securing the national borders and implementing a comprehensive federal plan.
In another interview at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham, Bachus also said that he ...
The man who hates online poker and other forms of Web gambling, Spencer Bachus, who also acts as the House Financial Services Committee, is helping to exasperate the agony of his district of Jefferson County. This is the claim of Joe Nocera of the New York Times.
Following a well publicized crackdown on Internet gambling website, Bachus name appeared all over the press. He applauded the crackdown. His podium is always “the minors will gamble with their parents credit card” while failing to realize that around 99 percent of online gambling sites incorporate stringent safeguards to ...
Legislation to provide tax relief for individuals, businesses, governments and public utilities affected by the April 27 tornadoes in Alabamawas introduced today in the U.S. House.
Identical to a Senate bill introduced June 15 by Sen. Richard Shelby, the Southeastern Disaster Tax Relief Act includes a wide range of benefits for people in nine states affected by storms between April 13 and June 7.
The House version is sponsored by Birmingham Reps. Spencer Bachus, a Republican, and Terri Sewell, a Democrat. They have 25 other cosponsors, and the bill is likely to be assigned to the House Ways ...
CONGRESSMAN BACHUS STATEMENT ON ANTI-COAL REGULATIONS WASHINGTON (September 20) – Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-6) issued the following statement on proposed carbon limit regulations announced today by the Obama Administration that would severely impact coal-burning power plants.
STATEMENT ON OFFICE POLICY WASHINGTON – The office of Congressman Bachus will remain open for the duration of any lapse in federal appropriations for government operations. Congressman Bachus’ office will strive to provide its