Raul Labrador

Raul Labrador

IDAHO's 1st DISTRICT

LABRADOR PRAISES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO CURB EPA OVERREACH

2014/09/09

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Labrador issues statement calling for debate, vote before further military action against ISIS

2014/09/06

NEWS RELEASE: Labrador issues statement calling for debate, vote before further military action against... Read More

Silver Star Presented to Idaho Soldier

2014/08/13

Congressman Labrador joins veterans in honoring Atwell's gallantry during 1967 fight in Vietnam.... Read More

New Spokesman Joins Labrador Staff

2014/07/29

Dan Popkey is named Press Secretary for Rep. Labrador. Read More

ICYMI: PAUL RYAN & WASHINGTON POST ENDORSE LABRADOR BILL TO REFORM CRIMINAL SENTENCING LAWS

2014/07/24

In a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House... Read More

ADVISORY: Conversations with Conservatives, TUESDAY, 11 am-12 pm ET

2014/07/14

Do not miss this special opportunity to get the inside scoop from the House's champions of... Read More

LABRADOR INTRODUCES GUN RANGE BILL FOR IDAHO COUNTY

2014/07/09

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced a new... Read More

LABRADOR APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT RULING ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM & OBAMACARE

2014/06/30

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) applauded the Supreme Court's decision today in the landmark... Read More

Idaho Delegation Fights Forest Service Effort to Seize State Waters

2014/06/25

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Mike Simpson and... Read More

LABRADOR CONGRATULATES MCCARTHY

2014/06/20

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) released the following statement after Rep.... Read More

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Contact Information

1523 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-6611
Fax 202-225-3029
labrador.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Judiciary

Natural Resources

Raúl Rafael Labrador was born on December 8, 1967 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

As the only child of a single mother, Raúl’s home was humble, but it was always a place of encouragement and love. His mother worked many different jobs to make ends meet, ultimately relocating their small family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she worked in the booming hospitality industry.

Though times were tough, Raúl’s mother often reminded him that if he studied, worked hard, and received a professional education, he could achieve his American Dream. She even led by example, ultimately earning her degree in education while working full-time, and later, becoming a teacher. This encouraged Raúl to never give up on his own professional aspirations and personal dreams.

In 1985, Raúl graduated from Las Vegas High School. After graduation, he enrolled in Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. From 1987 to 1989, he served a mission for the LDS Church in Santiago, Chile. After his mission, he returned to BYU where he met Rebecca Johnson, and they married on June 28, 1991 in Las Vegas. In 1992, Raúl graduated with a degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Latin American Literature. Raúl later earned his law degree from the University of Washington, School of Law in Seattle, Washington, in 1995.

Raúl and his family moved to his wife’s native Idaho, and the young attorney established a successful law practice with offices in both Nampa and Boise. As a small business owner, Raúl had to balance a budget, make payroll, and manage employees. Owning his own business was an important part of Raúl achieving the American Dream and creating a better life for his children.

Inspired by a desire to serve his fellow citizens, Raúl ran for the Idaho House of Representatives in 2006. During his tenure as the state representative from District 14B, Raúl was known by his colleagues and constituents as a steadfast advocate for free markets, limited government and civil liberties.

After decades of watching politicians in Washington, D.C. grow government to unprecedented and dangerous levels, Raúl again felt a duty to serve his fellow Idahoans—this time on Capitol Hill. To the surprise of many political pundits and members of the media, Raúl was elected to the U.S. House on November 2, 2010. He was sworn in as a member of the 112th Congress on January 4, 2011, with his family by his side.

Today, Raúl Labrador is proud to represent Idaho’s First Congressional District, which spans the western half of Idaho from Canada in the north to Nevada in the south. Raúl has stood for Idaho’s values and for America’s future. He has fought for tax reform, fiscal responsibility, regulatory restraint, increased domestic energy production, transparency in government and the protection of civil liberties. He was noted by Idaho and national press as the architect of the Balanced Budget Amendment vote in the debt ceiling negations of 2011.

Raúl is honored to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on the Judiciary. In 2012, his first piece of legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a bipartisan majority. If signed into law, this bill would ease regulations on the geothermal energy industry, expanding affordable access to energy for Idahoans.

Lauded as one of the “rising stars” in national politics, Raúl has earned a 100 percent rating from the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity. He also won the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his work on behalf of America’s job creators.

Raúl was sworn in as a member of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013.  In his second term, he has been one of Congress’ most important leaders on immigration reform, working to craft a bipartisan bill that would secure our borders and fix our broken immigration system.

In addition to his public service, Raúl ’s primary interest is spending time with his family. He and Rebecca Johnson Labrador have been married for more than 20 years and together have five children: Michael, Katerina, Joshua, Diego, and Rafael. Their family is active in their church and community of Eagle, Idaho.


Serving With

Mike Simpson

IDAHO's 2nd DISTRICT

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