Richard T. Schulze

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Richard T. Schulze

"Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, Congressman Dick Schulze represented Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District for 18 years. His district encompassed the Philadelphia metropolitan area and Pennsylvania Dutch county.

"During his congressional career, Congressman Schulze served as a top ranking member for 16 years on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and was the ranking Republican member on the Oversight Subcommittee. While on the Trade Subcommittee for 16 years he was a leader in international trade as well as foreign and domestic taxation matters.

"Congressman Schulze vigorously championed American business and workers while fighting for symmetrical trade access with foreign markets when he sat on the Trade Subcommittee. He fought against foreign dumping practices in the United States, and in 1984 during a trade bill debate he successfully amended the measure that would have relaxed the anti-dumping rules applied to communist countries. In 1987 he introduced trade competitiveness bills giving tax breaks for small business and reinstating the investment tax credit for productive equipment and machinery.

"Congressman Schulze participated on the Natural Resources Committee (Interior) and is conversant on environmental regulation and legislation. He also served on the Armed Services Committee and the Social Security Subcommittee. Formerly a member of the Migratory Bird Commission, Schulze has been involved with International wildlife issues and is currently on the Board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

"From 1969-74 he served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; between 1960-1969 he held positions in Chester County and Tredyffrin Township. Prior to entering political life Schulze was a businessman. He served In the Army from 1951-53.

"Congressman Schulze was educated at the University of Houston, Villanova University, and Temple University. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and has lived In Pennsylvania for most of his life. He is married and has four children." [1]

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  1. Richard T. Schulze, Stennis, accessed November 13, 2007.
  2. Advisory Board, International Conservation Caucus Foundation, accessed November 13, 2007.
  3. The Politics of Contracting, Project on Government Oversight, accessed November 13, 2007.