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House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Member of Congress, represents the 22nd District of Texas, which includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris Counties. The Congressman’s leadership and hard work paid off dividends when Republicans fulfilled their campaign promises with the successful conclusion of the Contract with America. Congressman DeLay also serves on the Appropriations Committee. A committed fiscal conservative, he has worked hard to insure that every taxpayer’s dollar is spent wisely and efficiently. By consistently voting to reduce federal spending, he has earned the Taxpayers Friend Award from the National Taxpayers Union. For his conservative voting record, he has received 100 percent ratings from The New American and the Christian Voice magazines. He has also received the Watchdog of the Treasury Golden Bulldog Award and the Coalition of Peace Through Strength & National Security Leadership Award. He has also consistently received high marks for his pro-business stance from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Congressman DeLay started his legislative career in 1978, when he became the first Fort Bend County Republican ever elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1984, he moved to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he has played an active leadership role. Before becoming Majority Whip, he served as Republican Conference Secretary, as Deputy Whip, and as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee.