City: Eagle, Idaho
Occupation: Incumbent congressman
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Washington.
Work experience: Immigration attorney
Political experience: Three-term congressman. Co-founder of the “Freedom Caucus” in the House, a group of conservatives who successfully engineered the ouster of then-House Speaker John Boehner. Ran unsuccessfully for House majority leader in 2014. Served two terms in the Idaho state House.
Family: Married. Has five children.
Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador filed for re-election today, seeking a fourth two-year term in the U.S. House. He issued this statement: “When I was first elected to Congress the people of Idaho had a clear mandate for me – to change the way…
Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, one of the leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Wednesday endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.
Even as 1st District Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador was speaking last night about criminal justice reform, the National Review was breaking the news that Labrador is endorsing Ted Cruz for president – even though Cruz is an outspoken opponent of a bipartisan Senate bill on…
Raul Labrador, 1st District GOP congressman, told a crowd of more than 60 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center tonight, “I believe that our bloated prison system is not benefiting taxpayers, it’s not benefiting society and it’s not benefiting inmates.” In the second row of the audience, Idaho Corrections Director Kevin Kempf was nodding…
When the U.S. Supreme Court last summer gave same-sex couples the right to marry, Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho said Congress should move quickly to protect the religious liberty of citizens who believe in traditional marriage.
In the city known as tree city USA, it’s no longer safe to be a tree. A dozen or so more trees that fronted North Idaho Museum were leveled last week in the name of flood prevention. They join hundreds of trees toppled along waterfront under edict by the Army Corps of Engineers and even some knocked over by Mother Nature during Wind Storm 2015.
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador raised eyebrows in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for defending the armed protesters who took over an eastern Oregon wildlife refuge as “peaceful” practitioners of “civil disobedience.”