• Biography

Jim Jordan is known as an American politician and U.S. Representative for Ohio. He is most famous for being the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.

Background and Age

James Daniel Jordan was born on February 17, 1964 in Troy, OH. Brought up in Champaign County, Ohio he ended up graduating from Graham High School in 1982, where he was a four-time state champion in grappling with a career record of 150-1.

Married, Wife and Kids

While wrestling in junior high school, he met his now-spouse Polly through her siblings, who were in his wrestling team. 13-year-old Jordan started dating 14-year-old Polly, and they graduated in 1982. After three years, Jordan won his first NCAA championship match, and he also married Polly. The wrestler at that point won his second NCAA title the next year before graduating with a four-year degree in economics. Polly started a career as an art educator after they came back to Ohio upon graduation.

Jordan started working on his graduate degree at Ohio State, where he likewise filled in as an assistant coach for the wrestling crew. The couple at that point respected their first youngster, Rachel, in 1987.

Career and Net Worth

In Congress, Jordan has risen as a prominent protector of the citizen's wallet through his work on spending issues. In 2009, he presented the main adjusted spending option in contrast to President Obama's financial limit. In the 112th Congress, Jordan filled in as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, the biggest assembly of conservatives, propelling traditionalist thoughts and arrangements on Capitol Hill. In the 114th Congress, Jordan helped found the House Freedom Caucus, and filled in as its first Chairman.

Jordan has been a backer of the citizen, searching for waste, misrepresentation, and maltreatment in the central government. He fills in as the Ranking Member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and on the House Judiciary Committee. As one of the most conservative members of Congress, his endeavors have earned him acknowledgment from Citizens against Government Waste, Family Research Council, Americans for Tax Reform's Friend of the Taxpayer Award and the 2012 Weyrich Award for "National Legislator of the Year."

In November 2019, Jordan communicated dissatisfaction because the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff did not release the transcripts of statements from four witnesses who gave statements away from public scrutiny in the House of Representatives' impeachment investigation into President Trump. Jordan felt the transcripts should already be available for review.

Date modified: Jun 22, 2020
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