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Joseph Lieberman

Member of FDD's Leadership Council, former U.S. Senator

Biography:

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee in 2000, served 24 years in the United States Senate, retiring in January 2013 following the end of his fourth term. During his tenure, Senator Lieberman helped shape legislation in virtually every major area of public policy including national and homeland security, foreign policy, fiscal policy, environmental protection, human rights, health care, trade, energy, cyber security and taxes.

He served in many leadership roles including as chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, which is the Senate's major oversight and investigative committee.

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee in 2000, served 24 years in the United States Senate, retiring in January 2013 following the end of his fourth term. During his tenure, Senator Lieberman helped shape legislation in virtually every major area of public policy including national and homeland security, foreign policy, fiscal policy, environmental protection, human rights, health care, trade, energy, cyber security and taxes.

He served in many leadership roles including as chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, which is the Senate's major oversight and investigative committee.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Senator Lieberman served as the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut for six years. He also served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate, including three terms as majority leader.

A graduate of Yale Law School (J.D., 1967) and Yale University (B.A., 1964), Senator Lieberman is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.  In 2015, he received the Winston Churchill National Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual whose career has “exhibited the virtues of resolution, magnanimity and goodwill in the service of constitutional democracy, exemplified by the life and career of Winston Churchill.”  The award is sponsored by The Churchill Centre and was presented by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, marking the first time a Speaker of the House has presented the award.

Senator Lieberman currently serves as senior counsel at Kasowitz Benson Torres and Friedman LLP.

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