- NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has ‘manhood problem’ in Middle East
- Ted Cruz thanks Obama for denying visas to terrorists
- Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
- General Mills apologizes for ‘right to sue’ confusion, reverses policy
- Dealer wanted in U.S. for art fraud nabbed in Spain
- Easter morning delivery for space station
- Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76
- Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects
- Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout
- Obamas head to church on Easter morning
Birthdate: Dec. 14, 1959
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, United States
Residence: Bedford Hills, NY
First Elected: 2010
Nan Hayworth was born in Chicago, and currently lives in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Her mother was a British army veteran who came to the United States in 1948. Hayworth earned a bachelor's from Princeton University and a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College.
She is a board-certified ophthalmologist.
Hayworth practiced for 16 years in Mount Kisco including seven years running her own practice. She retired in 2005 but was recruited to work as a scientific expert at a health care communication company.
She was elected to the House in 2010.
Hayworth and her husband, Scott, have two children.
Nan Hayworth concentrated during her first term on creating jobs, supporting more than 25 job-creating bills that passed the House. She also held two job fairs in her district, connecting employers with job seekers.
She says she wants to rein in federal spending and eliminate unnecessary and counterproductive regulations.
Hayworth says she has "a passionate belief in American exceptionalism." She says the nation's founders designed a limited federal government, and "statism corrodes opportunity and individual liberty."
She has called for a permanent extension of tax cuts, cutting the capital gains tax and corporate taxes and eliminating the so-called death tax and the alternative minimum tax.
Hayworth is the only female physician in Congress and a member of the Congressional Doctors' Caucus. She wants to make "common-sense improvements to sustain Medicare benefits" and assure continued access to good health care. She has called the 2010 health care reform law unconstitutional.
Hayworth has said that in the face of federal inaction, states should be allowed to secure the nation's borders against illegal immigration. She wants visa enforcement improved and criminal illegal immigrants deported.
Source: Associated Press
113th Congress on Twitter
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid
- Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea
- EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year