Last updated on: 9/4/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Chris Lee, MBA Biography

Title:
Former United States Representative (R-NY)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“For more than a year, numerous opportunities existed to pass common sense, bipartisan reforms to make health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans.

Instead, Democratic leaders in Washington pushed through a massive, $1.2 trillion, government-run entitlement program that will raise taxes and cut Medicare but won’t actually lower health care costs. For these and other reasons, I did not support this health care proposal.”

“Common Sense, Fiscally Responsible Health Care,” Democrat & Chronicle, Mar. 27, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • United States Representative (R-NY), Jan 3. 2009-Feb. 2011
  • Member, United States House Committee on Financial Services, 2009-present
  • Member, United States House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group, 2009-present
  • Deputy Republican Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2009-present
  • Automation Group President, International Motion Control, 2004-2007
  • General Manager, Endine Incorporated, 2003-2004
  • Director of International Sales and Marketing, Endine Incorporated, 2000-2002
  • Pacific Rim Sales Manager, Endine Incorporated, 1995-1997
  • Director of Sales, Microtek Labratory, 1989-1995
Education:
  • MBA, Chapman University, 1997
  • BA, Economics and Finance, University of Rochester, 1987
Other:
  • Was the first freshman representative asked to serve on the United States House Republican Economic Recovery Group, 2009
  • Worked for Endine Incorporated from 1995-2007, a family business that grew from a small machine shop in Orchard Park, NY, to an international business with manufacturing companies on three continents
  • Lives in Clarence, NY, with his wife, Michele, and son, Johnathan
Quoted in:
  1. Will Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) benefits increase?