Joseph Pitts

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Republican Pennsylvania

U.S. House (Pennsylvania 16)


Family: Wife: Virginia; 3 Children: Karen, Carol, Daniel

Born: 10/10/1939 Lexington, KY

Home: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Religion: Protestant

Education: MEd, Comprehensive Science, West Chester University, 1972 BA, Philosophy/Religion, Asbury College, 1961

Profession: Owner/Operator, Landscape Nursery, 1970-1988 Teacher, Great Valley School District, 1969-1972 Captain, United States Air Force, 1963-1969 Teacher, Versailles Kentucky Schools, 1961-1963

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1997-present Representative, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1973-1996 House Republican Assistant Whip

Congressional Membership: House Republican Policy Committee, 1981-present Founder, Adopt a Country Caucus Air Force Caucus Alzheimer's Caucus Chair, Central Asia Caucus Commissioner, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Congressional Caucus on the Western Sahara Chair, Electronic Warfare Working Group Chair, Fatherhood Promotion Task Force Fire Caucus Human Rights Caucus Member, International Committee Pro-Life Caucus Chair, Religious Prisoners Congressional Task Force Republican Study Committee Co-Chair, Silk Road Caucus Steel Caucus

Organization Membership: Member, Economic Development Advisory Council, Eastern College, 1996 Board Member, State Employees' Retirement System, 1993-1995 President, Society for Political Inquiries, 1991-1995 Member, Brandywine Valley Association Board Member, Bridges of Peace International Board Member, Congressional Youth Leadership Council Board Member, County Corrections Gospel Mission Board Member, Crosslinks Member, Friend of Agriculture Member, Graystone Society Member, HOPE International Member, International Health Services Board Charter Board Member/Founder, Keystone State Games Incorporated Member, Board of Reference, The Mobility Project Member, National Rifle Association (NRA) Member, Pennsylvania Academic Competition Member, Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company, Unionville Member, Retired Officers Association Member, Kennett Square, Rotary Club International Board Member, SAT-7 Advisory Board Member, Satellite Educators Association, Incorporated Board Member, Stephen's Children Member, Stroud Water Research Center Advisory Board Member, Templeton Honors Program Values Action Team Veterans of Foreign Wars Kennett Square Founding Member/Board Member, Western Sahara Foundation Chair, Wilberforce Group Elder, Willowdale Chapel


Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment (Energy and Commerce)

Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials

Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce)