Mike (Mike) Kelly, Jr. (R-USH03)
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Representative
Room 1707 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3803

Residence: Butler, PA
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Victoria   DOB: 5/10/1948
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Automotive Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Korea
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Small Brewers Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Retirement Security Caucus
FC MemberStrengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]
Co-ChairCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tax Policy
FC MemberCongressional Marcellus Shale Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Social Security
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Job Creators' Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Bio

Mike Kelly was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he has lived for more than 50 years. After graduating from Butler High School in 1966, Mike attended the University of Notre Dame on a football and academic scholarship. After college, Mike moved back to Butler to work at Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., a company founded by his father in the early 1950s. Mike took ownership of the dealership in the mid-1990s and expanded its operations to include Hyundai and KIA franchises.

Back in Butler, Mike's auto dealerships currently employ more than 100 people from the region, and are leaders in the local and national automotive industry. Mike has served as Chairman of the Hyundai Eastern Region Dealer Council, Vice Chairman of the Hyundai National Dealer Council, and has sat on the boards of the Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association of Pittsburgh and the Cadillac Consultants of Western Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mike is a former Secretary and Treasurer of the Hyundai "Hope on Wheels" initiative, which has donated more than $100 million to childhood cancer research institutions nationwide. He continues to work with the organization as a lawmaker.

Prior to entering Congress, Mike served on the Butler City Council and sat on the boards of several local and civic organizations, including the Housing Authority of Butler County, the Redevelopment Authority of Butler County, and the Moraine Trails Council of Boys Scouts of America. In recognition of Mike's extensive volunteer and charitable work, Catholic Charities awarded him its Mary DeMucci Award. The Mayor of Butler designated October 26, 2001, as "Mike Kelly Day" for his commitment to his hometown.

Dedicated to improving education, Mike founded the Butler Quarterback Club and The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, each of which provides unique and innovative educational programs for students in the Butler Area School District. Mike and his wife, Victoria, a former elementary school teacher, also established the Mary McTighe Kelly Creative Teaching Grant for elementary educators and the Lighthouse Foundation's One Warm Coat Program, which has helped collect hundreds of winter coats for students in need in the Butler community.

Mike and Victoria have four children and are the proud grandparents of ten wonderfu grandchildren. Mike's family and friends were with him on January 5, 2011, when he was sworn into office as the U.S. Representative of the Third Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

Mike is constantly honored and humbled to represent the values, interests, and concerns of the Third District, especially as they relate to his work on the House Committee on Ways and Means. He is proud to be considered a leader among his colleagues as he serves as the Republican chairman of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, the Congressional Korea Caucus, the House Automotive Caucus, the Childhood Cancer Caucus, the House Retirement Security Caucus, and the House Small Brewers Caucus. He also sits on the President's Export Council.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review refers to Mike as a "no-nonsense, straight-talking Republican" and "a true man of the people." According to CQ Roll Call, "Any encounter with Kelly has the potential to erupt into a pep rally" thanks to his "gift for enthusiastic - and rapid-fire - communication." The popular website Breitbart.com calls Mike "a fierce defender of conservatism on Capitol Hill." Mike's rousing speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives and at Ways and Means committee hearings have together earned more than 2 million views on YouTube. When he delivered the weekly Republican address to the nation right before Christmas 2014 (in which he offered President Obama a lump of coal for Christmas), it quickly became the most watched GOP weekly address of all time.

During his time in the House, Mike has appeared on numerous national television programs, including ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, CNN's The Situation Room, and Fox News' Hannity, The Kelly File, and Fox & Friends, among many others. Opinion features written by Mike have been published by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA TODAY, The Washington Times, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Erie Times-News, RealClearPolitics, National Review Online, The Huffington Post, CNN.com, FoxNews.com, and many other newspapers and websites.

Below are just a few of the awards and distinctions that Mike has received while serving Pennsylvania's Third District- 60 Plus Association- Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award American Conservative Union- ACU Conservative Award American Farm Bureau Federation- Friend of Farm Bureau Award American International Automobile Dealers- Legislative Action Network Advocacy Award Association of Mature American Citizens- Friend of AMAC Award Family Research Council Action- True Blue Award Hyundai Hope on Wheels- Ambassador of Hope Award International Foodservice Distributers Association- Jefferson Award National Association of Manufacturers- Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence National Federation of Independent Business- Guardian of Small Business Award National Retail Federation- Hero of Main Street Award U.S. Chamber of Commerce- Spirit of Enterprise Award








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