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Alex Cornell du Houx
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Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx is serving in Maine's House of Representatives and represents district 66 in Brunswick Maine. He serves on the Energy, Technology and Utilities Committee, is chair of the Veterans Caucus and is Vice Chair of the National Council of State Legislatures Committees on Energy and Agriculture

He grew up in the small town of Solon Maine and attended Bowdoin College as a Mitchell Scholar. Cornell du Houx joined the Marine Reserves in 2002 and was deployed to Iraq with the Marines' in 2006 - spending a year patrolling the streets in and around Fallujah.

Rep. Cornell du Houx is chair of the Mitchell Scholarship Alumni Council and is working to promote clean energy and jobs in his district and across the nation. He currently works with the Truman National Security Projects on national security and energy issues.

Entries by Alex Cornell du Houx

We Need Carbon Pollution Rules - and So Do Our Health and Economy

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 4:28 PM

We all want a strong economy, a healthy place to live, and a clean environment. These are universal goals shared by citizens throughout our nation. No one wants to see a world where pollution is holding back our prosperity.

Sadly, there are those who say pollution is necessary for...

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EPA Detroit Hearing: Less Oil Means a More Secure America

(4) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 12:35 PM

The EPA held hearings on clean car standards yesterday and I had the opportunity to testify in support of the new standards that will help move us off our dependence on oil.

When I served in Iraq in and around Fallujah, I came across a line of cars, trucks, and...

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Welcome Home

(8) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 1:35 PM

After nine years of war in Iraq, every American should be happy to hear that our marines, sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen are coming home to their families and that Iraq is on its way to independence. Personally, I am incredibly thankful that President Obama has stayed true on his...

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Make US Strong

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 8:26 AM

America's greatness does not come solely from its military might, but also from its unique role as a force to provide stability and opportunity in the world.

While this ability stems in part from our military, it emanates also from the values we hold that help make other nations...

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House Republicans Cut National Security Priorities

(4) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 12:14 PM

We all agree that we need to reduce our national debt, and one surefire way to reduce our spending is to fine-tune the national budget. However, certain budget expenditures are vital to America's security. House Republicans made reckless and dangerous choices in their latest budget proposal, demonstrating that they are...

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President Obama and President Reagan: Addressing the Nuclear Threat

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 9:59 AM

If there's one point of agreement between President Obama's supporters and his critics, it's that Barack Obama bears little resemblance to Ronald Reagan. However, on one major issue, this point deserves a rethink. President Obama's vision of a world free of nuclear weapons is straight out of Ronald Reagan's playbook....

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Veterans' Healthcare Isn't as Ironclad as You Think, But Then Again Are You Really Surprised?

(25) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 10:20 AM

I've had the fortune and misfortune to experience our healthcare systems from many sides. Growing up in Maine, my family didn't participate in activities like ice-skating because it could land us in the emergency room - and we weren't insured. Today, I'm fortunate to have two jobs that provide one...

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Tell John McCain to Stand Up For Our Troops and Veterans

(34) Comments | Posted May 22, 2008 | 6:09 PM

It may surprise you to learn that the current G.I. Bill has depreciated so much that it doesn't even cover half the cost of an in-state public university. When I joined the Marines in 2002, I didn't rely on the educational benefits as advertised because I knew Congress has yet...

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The Lives That Begin and End at Age 21

(111) Comments | Posted September 6, 2007 | 10:10 AM

This week, there are two compelling reasons for me to write this post.

As an Iraq War veteran, watching Charles Ferguson's documentary, No End in Sight, left me frustrated at those such as Donald Rumsfeld whose arrogance cost American and Iraqi lives. As an officer in the College Democrats...

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