Congressman Steve Chabot has served as Congressman in Ohio's First Congressional District for fifteen years. Prior to his election to Congress in 1994, Chabot served on Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commission for four years on each body.
Chabot currently serves on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Small Business. In 2011, he was named Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Chabot is one of Congress's leading advocates for fiscal responsibility - voting consistently to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce the excessive tax burden on hard-working Americans. Nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste, the Concord Coalition, and the National Taxpayers Union consistently rated Chabot as one of the most pro-taxpayer members of Congress.
Congressman Chabot, also served as a House Manager during the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. Chabot received praise for his even-handed and thoughtful approach to the trial. He helped lead efforts to block taxation of the Internet, pass product liability reform measures, and toughen anti-drug laws. He is also an outspoken defender to protect the rights of the unbornï¿½having authored the ban on the practice of partial birth abortions.
Chabot is a graduate of LaSalle High School. He earned his degree from the College of William and Mary, and then returned to Cincinnati to teach at St. Joseph's School in the West End while he studied at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in the evening. Chabot has been active in the community, having taught Political Science at the University of Cincinnati and chairing the Boy Scouts of Cincinnati.
Steve and his wife Donna live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood. They have two children: Erica and Randy.