• CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election
Experience: Member, Democratic Policy Committee
Campaign Status: Running
Home State: New York
Total Raised: $238,182,020Coverage End: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Campaign Website: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/
Campaign Social Media
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Personal

  • Full Name: Hillary Rodham Clinton Gender: Female
  • Family: Husband: William; 1 Child: Chelsea
  • Birth Date: 10/26/1947
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Home City: Chappaqua, NY
  • Religion: Methodist

Education

  • JD, Yale University, 1973
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1969

Political Experience

  • Member, Democratic Policy Committee
  • United States Secretary of State, 2009-2013
  • Sworn In, United States Secretary of State, January 21, 2009
  • Senator, United States Senate, 2001-2009
  • Candidate, United States President, 2008
  • First Lady, President Bill Clinton, 1992-2000
  • First Lady, State of Arkansas, 1978-1980, 1982-1992

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Former Chair, Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • Former Commissioner, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Former Co-Chair, Congressional E-911 Caucus
  • Former Member, Democratic Technology and Communications Committee
  • Former Chair, Legal Services Corporation
  • Former Member, Senate National Guard Caucus
  • Former Member, Senate Rural Health Caucus
  • Former Member, Senate Steel Caucus
  • Former Chair, Steering and Coordination Committee
  • Former Chair, Task Force of National Health Care Reform
  • Appointed, Board Member, Legal Services Corporation, 1977

Professional Experience

  • Author
  • Former Staff Attorney, Children's Defense Fund
  • Former Board Member, Wal-Mart
  • Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Co-Founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Former Board Member, Children's Defense Fund
  • Board Member, The Country's Best Yogurt Company
  • Founder, Vital Voices

Additional Information

Awards:

  • Humanitarian Award, Elie Wiesel Foundation
  • Women Who Make A Difference Lifetime Achievement Award, Family Circle
  • President's Award, League of United Latin American Citizens
  • International Women's Philanthropy Award, Lion of Judah Conference of Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Distinguished Bridge Builder Award, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation
  • Recognition, Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Bully Pulpit Award, National Council for Adoption
  • Black Women of Courage Award, National Federation of Black Women Business Owners
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Award, Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service
  • Woman of Steel - Role Model of the Year, United Steel Workers of America
  • Arkansas Woman of the Year-1983
  • Arkansas Mother of the Year-1984
  • First woman to be elected into the New York Senate
  • She won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio of her book "It Takes a Village"

Publications:

  • Living History. (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
  • An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History (Simon & Schuster, 2000)
  • It Takes A Village: and Other Lessons Children Teach Us (Simon & Schuster, 1996)

About Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is a woman who needs no lengthy introduction. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she attended Wellesley College for a degree in Political Science, then went on to Yale Law School. It was during her schooling at Yale that she met her now-current husband and then-future President of the US, Bill Clinton. Although she was raised Republican and held to a right-wing political ideology for most of her academic career, she would ultimately change her views, and today has amassed an impressive resume of political accomplishments as a decidedly leftist liberal Democrat. This history – which includes her passive roles as First Lady of Arkansas and then of the United States, as well as active positions such as her two terms as a Senator for the state of New York and four years as US Secretary of State under President Obama – has led her to the present when, now a declared candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2016, she is easily the favorite in her party.

Clinton is well-known and generally liked amongst a large percentage of the American citizenry. With a serious chance at becoming the first female President in the nation's history, she has carefully nurtured her image for decades, with some believing she began planning an eventual White House run during her days as her husband's First Lady – if not earlier. Her intense preoccupation with always presenting herself favorably to the public (and, perhaps more cynically, her skill at playing the game of politics) has sometimes led her to bouts of questionable sincerity. For instance, she is known to have claimed that her parents named her in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary, an intrepid mountaineer famous for leading the first expedition to successfully climb Mount Everest. In reality, Edmund's life-defining accomplishment took place in 1953; while alive, he was unknown in 1947, when Hillary Clinton was born and presumably named.

In what had come to be regarded by many as a mere – but important – formality, Clinton officially announced her candidacy for President on April 12th, 2015. Now that she has declared, barring some major upset in American politics, she will almost certainly receive the Democratic presidential nomination. With her vast popularity across many sectors of the American electorate, especially among female voters, Clinton promises to be a formidable opponent for any prospective Republican challenger. Though she once enjoyed double-digit leads over some of the GOP's biggest names (numbers which have since ebbed), she still wields even standing to slight advantages over the best the Republican party has to offer. Of course, with a Democratic President on his way out in the 2016 elections and tides favoring Republicans, there are no sure bets, but any serious GOP contender would do well to train for battle against Hillary Clinton.

Total: 244
Joe Biden Says He’s Not Interested In Being Secretary Of State

“I’ll do anything I can if Hillary’s elected to help her, but I don’t want to remain in the administration.”

10/29/2016 01:51
REUTERS
Politico GOP Insiders Need To Stop Trying To Make ‘Shy Trump Voters’ Happen

Meet the Peggy Noonans of 2016.

10/28/2016
By Jason Linkins | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Has A Big Cash Advantage For The Campaign’s Final Weeks


Meanwhile, the RNC sits on money rather than spend for Donald Trump.

10/28/2016
By Paul Blumenthal | The Huffington Post
Clinton Campaign Rips ‘Extraordinary’ FBI Email Move

A top Democratic senator also piled on, calling the timing of the FBI’s revelation “appalling.”

 

10/28/2016
By Michael McAuliff | The Huffington Post
The Polls — All Of Them — Show Hillary Clinton Leading

Which means Donald Trump is losing.

10/26/2016
The Huffington Post
Rudy Giuliani: Clinton ‘Too Stupid’ To Be President Because She Stayed With Bill

Just a reminder: Giuliani dumped his wife in a press conference.

09/27/2016
By Sebastian Murdock | The Huffington Post
After The First Presidential Debate Hillary Clinton Spoke To Supporters. Donald Trump Went Home.

Trump has accused Clinton of not having enough stamina.

09/27/2016
By Sam Levine | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Made History By Calling Donald Trump ‘Racist’ During The Debate

But what other word is there for Trump’s behavior?

09/27/2016
By Julia Craven | The Huffington Post
This Is Trump’s Idea Of Bad Temperament In A Woman

Hillary Clinton spoke forcefully, so she’s obviously unhinged.

09/27/2016
By Dave Jamieson | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Super PAC Going After Team Trump’s Hashtag In New Ads

The goal: Derail the #TrumpTrain.

09/26/2016
By Sam Stein | The Huffington Post
Not Just Hillary: Young Women In Debate Face Sexism, Double Standards

Women are often seen as overly aggressive when arguing their point or judged on the basis of their appearance.

09/26/2016
By Amanda Terkel | The Huffington Post
Clinton Campaign Trolls Trump Over Inherited Wealth

“Having a small business owner for a dad may not get you multi-million-dollar bailouts, but it does teach you the value of hard, honest work.”

09/26/2016
By Sam Levine | The Huffington Post
Clinton Destroys Trump On His Missing Tax Returns

It “must be something really important, even terrible, that he’s trying to hide,” she said.

09/26/2016
By Christina Wilkie | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In Highly-Anticipated Debate

The tension and stakes of the contest, could not be any higher.

09/26/2016
John Whitesides and Steve Holland | REUTERS
Running With Walking Pneumonia: A Teachable Moment

An awful lot has been written about walking pneumonia, and the entire nation is having a teach-in about the condition.

09/13/2016
By Arianna | The Huffignton Post
Clinton Defends Herself Over Health Scare And Criticizes Trump’s Lack Of Transparency

“The information is out there. You can’t say the same thing about Donald Trump,” she said.

09/12/2016
By Marina Fang | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Explains To Humans Of New York How Women Guard Themselves Against Sexism

“I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk.”

09/08/2016
By Mollie Reilly | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Actually Smiled Plenty, Reince: A HuffPost Investigation

But seriously, she smiled more than Trump. We counted.

09/08/2016
By JM Rieger | The Huffington Post
Where Clinton And Trump Stand On The Environment — In One Simple Graphic

Read this before you vote in November.

09/08/2016
By Chris D’Angelo | The Huffington Post
On This Labor Day, Hillary Clinton And The Democrats Fight For Workers While Donald Trump And The GOP Wage War

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the essential contributions workers make to our collective wealth and wellbeing. It is well past time that American workers receive their fair share of that wealth.

09/04/2016
By Nancy Altman | The Huffington Post
Total: 20
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Oppose
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

Oppose
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Support
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements

Oppose
10. Expand the military

Oppose
11. Support & expand free trade

Oppose
12. Support American Exceptionalism

Oppose
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Oppose
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 711
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
01/12/2009 S.211 Calling for 2-1-1 Act of 2009 01/12/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
01/08/2009 S.182 Paycheck Fairness Act 03/11/2010 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 111-1135.
12/09/2008 S.Res.727 A resolution honoring the victims of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 on the twentieth anniversary of the tragedy. 12/09/2008 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S10837-10838; text as passed Senate: CR S10837-10838; text of measure as introduced: CR S10835)
12/09/2008 S.Res.720 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. 12/09/2008 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text as passed Senate: CR S10835-10836)
11/20/2008 S.20 Protecting Patients and Health Care Act 11/20/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
11/20/2008 S.19 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate a portion of their income tax payment to provide assistance to homeless veterans, and for other purposes. 11/20/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
11/19/2008 S.3708 Health Professions and Primary Care Reinvestment Act 11/19/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
11/19/2008 S.3707 National Principal Recruitment Act 11/19/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
11/19/2008 S.3706 Elimination of the Single Parent Tax Act of 2008 11/19/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
10/02/2008 S.3625 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 245 North Main Street in New City, New York, as the "Kenneth Peter Zebrowski Post Office Building". 10/03/2008 Held at the desk.
10/01/2008 S.3674 21st Century Wellness Trust Act 10/01/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
09/29/2008 S.3653 Dairy COOL Act of 2008 09/29/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
09/26/2008 S.3635 Supporting Mentors, Supporting Our Youth Act of 2008 09/26/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
09/26/2008 S.3631 Medically Fragile Children's Act of 2008 09/26/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
09/26/2008 S.3609 Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2008 09/26/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
09/25/2008 S.3588 Healthy Food for Healthy Lives Act of 2008 09/25/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
09/25/2008 S.3587 Greening the Healthcare Workforce Act of 2008 09/25/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
09/25/2008 S.3586 Green Hospitals, Healthy Hospitals Act of 2008 09/25/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
09/24/2008 S.3567 A bill to establish a Commission on the conflict between Russia and Georgia, and for other purposes. 09/24/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
09/24/2008 S.3561 HEATR Act of 2008 09/24/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Total: 727
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
09/23/2008 S.Amdt.5637 ALS Registry Act 0 Yeas - 0 Nays Not Voting
09/15/2008 S.Amdt.5533 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/15/2008 S.Amdt.5517 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/15/2008 S.Amdt.5509 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/11/2008 S.Amdt.5482 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/11/2008 S.Amdt.5466 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/10/2008 S.Amdt.5422 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/10/2008 S.Amdt.5354 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/09/2008 S.Amdt.5327 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/09/2008 S.Amdt.5284 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
09/09/2008 S.Amdt.5281 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
07/24/2008 S.Amdt.5135 Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act of 2008 50 Yeas - 43 Nays Yea
07/16/2008 S.Amdt.5084 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 31 Yeas - 64 Nays Nay
07/14/2008 S.Amdt.5076 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 31 Yeas - 64 Nays Nay
07/07/2008 S.Amdt.5066 FISA Amendments Act of 2008 69 Yeas - 28 Nays Nay
06/26/2008 S.Amdt.5064 FISA Amendments Act of 2008 69 Yeas - 28 Nays Nay
06/06/2008 S.Amdt.4979 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 88 Yeas - 8 Nays Yea
05/13/2008 S.Amdt.4759 Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007 55 Yeas - 42 Nays Not Voting
05/08/2008 S.Amdt.4733 Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007 97 Yeas - 1 Nays Yea
05/07/2008 S.Amdt.4719 Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007 97 Yeas - 1 Nays Yea
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