Jim Jordan, U.S. Representative for Ohio

Jim Jordan

U.S. Repesentative for Ohio

James Daniel Jordan was born in February 1964 in Champaign County, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he became a two-time NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion. He earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University in Columbus and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Ohio. He did not take the bar exam to practice law.

He served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives and six years in the Ohio Senate before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He assumed his seat in January 2007.

Jordan is married to Polly and they have four children and two grandchildren. He is an evangelical Christian.

In the News…

March was the busiest month at the border on record for the Border Patrol since they began keeping data, Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio announced.

He spoke to reporters during a congressional visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission Texas. He said the president of the Border Patrol Council informed him the surge at the border is unlike anything they have ever seen.

Representative Jordan said that “40 percent of the [Border Patrol]  manpower is currently used for processing illegal immigrants.” He added, “Yesterday, we saw at the Donna facility one pod, which is supposed to—under current COVID protocols—house a maximum 33 children and yet there were 527 kids in that pod alone.”

“So when they say this is chaos and unlike anything we have ever seen, that is true, and it is all driven by policy as we heard loud and clear from all four of the folks who spoke with us members of Congress today – the policy says that we will no longer keep the Remain in Mexico policy in place as we evaluate the claims of people trying to get into our country, the policy says that says we’re not going to deport individuals, and of course, the announcement from the current administration saying they won’t continue construction on the wall,” he said.

“It sort of raised the obvious question… is this intentional? Is this deliberate? Is the Biden administration deliberately imposing this policy because this is what they want?” Jordan asked. “I don’t know what other conclusion you could reach, which is troubling. So the solution is pretty simple. Go back to the policies that were working in the previous administration. That message came through loud and clear over the last day and a half,” the congressman added. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Jordan today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Jim Jordan
Representative for Ohio
2056 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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