|Assumed office |
January 6, 1999
|Preceded by||Charles Schumer|
|Born||September 4, 1964 |
New York City, New York
Anthony David Weiner (pronounced /ˈwiːnɚ/ "weener"; born September 4, 1964) is a Democratic politician from New York. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous New York's 9th Congressional District is a Congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior U Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The City of New York The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous He represents New York's 9th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. New York's 9th Congressional District is a Congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. It includes parts of south Brooklyn and south central Queens. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. In Queens, the 9th including the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Maspeth Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Rockaway Beach, and Woodhaven. Forest Hills is a neighborhood in the central part of the New York City borough of Queens. Maspeth is a small community in the borough of Queens in New York City. Fresh Meadows is a residential Neighborhood in northeastern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. Glendale is a neighborhood in the west-central portion of the borough of Queens in New York City. Howard Beach is a middle class neighborhood in the southwestern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City. Kew Gardens is a neighborhood in central Queens bounded to the north and east by the Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly Interborough Parkway) Queens Kew Gardens Hills, also sometimes incorrectly referred to as Kew Garden Hills, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. Middle Village is a neighborhood in central Queens, a borough of New York City. Ozone Park is a New York City neighborhood located in the southwestern section of the borough of Queens bordering Woodhaven, Richmond Rego Park is a diverse neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Queens. Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. Woodhaven is a mostly residential upper middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. Its Brooklyn section includes Flatlands, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin and Sheepshead Bay. Flatlands is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Gerritsen Beach is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, located near Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay. Marine Park Brooklyn is a Public park located in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Midwood is a Neighborhood in the south central part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway Mill Basin/Mill Island is a Neighborhood in New York City in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn lying along Jamaica Bay Sheepshead Bay is a Bay separating the Mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally
Weiner was born in Brooklyn, New York City to Morton "Mort" Weiner and Frances "Fran" Weiner. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The City of New York He lived for a time in the Rochdale Village public houses. He attended New York public schools, including Brooklyn Technical High School, and received a bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Brooklyn Technical High School, commonly called Brooklyn Tech or just Tech, and also administratively as High School 430, is a New York City A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and The State University of New York at Plattsburgh (also known as SUNY Plattsburgh or Plattsburgh State) is a four-year public Liberal arts college in Weiner was roommates with the Comedy Central program The Daily Show host Jon Stewart after college and the sole documented recipient of political campaign contributions from the comedian. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and  Weiner then worked on the staff of then-Congressman and current Senator Chuck Schumer from 1985 to 1991. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior U Weiner is a bachelor, who for a number of years dated Alli Joseph. A bachelor is a man above the Age of majority who has never been married (see single) 
Weiner was elected to the New York City Council in 1991. The New York City Council is the lawmaking body of the City of New York. At 27, he was the youngest person ever to serve on that body up to that point.
In 1998, midway through his ninth term, his former boss, Schumer, opted for an ultimately successful campaign for the United States Senate. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Weiner ran for and won the Democratic nomination to succeed him, which was tantamount to election in the heavily Democratic 9th. He has been reelected three times with almost no opposition. He is only the fifth person to represent the 9th since its creation in 1920 (it was numbered as the 10th from 1920 to 1945, the 15th from 1945 to 1953, the 11th from 1953 to 1963, the 10th again from 1963 to 1973, the 16th from 1973 to 1983, the 10th again from 1983 to 1993, and the 9th since 1993). 
Weiner lives in Forest Hills, but is listed on the House roll as "D-Brooklyn. "
Weiner ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for New York City Mayor in 2005 against three other Democrats. The New York City mayoral election of 2005 occurred on Tuesday November 8, 2005, with incumbent Republican mayor
Weiner started out last in many polls, but gained ground in the final weeks of the campaign. His publicly announced campaign strategy was to come in second in the Democratic primary election with enough votes to force a runoff election, win that runoff, then campaign against the Republican candidate, incumbent Michael Bloomberg. A primary election ( nominating primary) also referred to simply as a primary, is an election in which voters in a Jurisdiction select candidates Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and the Mayor of New York City. When the initial returns came in, Fernando Ferrer had 39. Fernando James "Freddy" Ferrer (born April 30, 1950) was the Borough President of The 95%, just shy of the 40% required to avoid a runoff, and Weiner had 28. 82%. In a legally non-binding statement, Weiner then declared himself withdrawn from the race and endorsed Ferrer, citing the need for party unity. Eventually, the runoff was declared unnecessary as absentee ballots put Ferrer over the 40% mark. An absentee ballot is a Vote cast by someone who is unable or unwilling to attend the official Polling station. (2005 primary election returns.) Weiner denied rumors that various high-ranking New York Democrats such as Schumer and then-New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer had urged him to concede. The New York City mayoral election of 2005 occurred on Tuesday November 8, 2005, with incumbent Republican mayor The New York State Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of New York. Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer and former politician of the Democratic Party.
Inasmuch as Ferrer lost the general election to Bloomberg, this move may have set Weiner up as a strong candidate in the 2009 mayoral race. The New York City mayoral election of 2009 is scheduled to occur in November AM New York has named Weiner one of the top four contenders for mayor in 2009. See also List of New York City newspapers and magazines AM New York is a free daily New York City (The Friday edition is combined
The Federal Election Commission had two cases (MURs, or Matters Under Review) about Weiner. The Federal Election Commission (or FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by the United States Congress to regulate the Both cases have the same name, Friends of Weiner. MUR 4995 resulted in a $47,000. 00 fine ("civil penalty") against Weiner because of some financial misconduct in one of his reelection campaigns.  MUR 5429 involved an illegal $28,000. 00 loan that Weiner's parents made to one of his campaign committees. 
Weiner received an "A" on the liberal Drum Major Institute's 2005 Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues. The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI is a Non-profit American progressive public policy institute founded during the Civil Rights The middle class, in colloquial usage consists of those who have some economic independence but not a great deal of social Influence or power. 
Weiner, who is a Democrat, repeatedly called his opposition "the Republic Party" when speaking on the floor of the United States House of Representatives in February 2007. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. The term "Republic Party" is widely seen as a counter to the epithet "Democrat Party" (as opposed to "Democratic Party", the party's grammatically correct name) commonly used by Republican partisans, especially during the 2006 midterm election season.
Weiner in 2003 received a 100% rating from NARAL and consequently a 0% rating from NRLC. He voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act making it a crime to perform Partial Birth Abortions. The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (Public Law 108-105 HR 760 S 3 18 U Intact dilation and extraction ( IDX or intact D&X) also known as intact dilation and evacuation ( intact D&E) dilation and extraction 
Weiner voted for the Iraq War in 2002, which he later said he regretted. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign In a conversation with talk show host Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor, Weiner proposed a withdrawal from Iraq. William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses When questioned by O'Reilly about how he proposed to stop Iran from having undue influence in Iraq after an American withdrawal, Weiner suggested that US forces should go to the borders of Iran and Syria so they would prevent foreign fighters from entering Iraq while being kept out of the cross-fire of what he sees as a civil war there. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Syria ( سوريّة or) officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic ar الجمهورية العربية السورية A civil war is a War between a State and domestic political actors that are in control of some part of the territory claimed by the state
Weiner was the first elected officials to oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to introduce congestion pricing policy in New York City. The congestion pricing plan is modeled on the London congestion charge, a fee for motorists entering Central London. The London congestion charge is a fee for some motorists travelling within those parts of London designated as the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ The term Central London refers to the districts of London England which are considered closest to the centre The London plan is credited by some with a 17% reduction in traffic and a 35% increase in vehicle speeds in the central business district of London, although its detractors question the figures.
Weiner has been a critic of Columbia University's professors who have made biased remarks some have taken as anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism; also rarely known as judeophobia) is the Prejudice against or hostility 
In May of 2006, Weiner stirred controversy in his attempt to bar the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations.  Weiner claimed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does not represent the PLO, and implied that this was because the group is listed as a terrorist organization by the US State Department. Mahmoud Abbas (محمود عباس (born March 26, 1935) also known by the kunya Abu Mazen (ابو مازن was elected President The Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO) (منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية or Munazzamat al-Tahrir al-Filastiniyyah) is a political and paramilitary Weiner's statement was erroneous, however, since the Palestinian Authority has not been on terrorist organization list since 1988. Weiner further stated that the delegation "should start packing their little Palestinian terrorist bags. " Weiner went on to claim that Human Rights Watch, the New York Times, and, in particular, Amnesty International are biased against Israel. Human Rights Watch is a United States -based international Non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on Human rights. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a Western based international Non-governmental organization which defines its mission as "to 
On July 29, 2007, Reps. Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler (D-N. Jerrold Lewis Nadler sometimes called Jerry Nadler (born June 13, 1947) is an American politician from New York City. Y. ) announced that they would seek to stop a $20 billion arms that the Bush Administration has negotiated with Saudi Arabia. The lawmakers objected to the deal because they do not want to provide "sophisticated weapons to a country that they believe has not done enough to stop terrorism," also noting that 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Weiner made the announcement outside of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Washington, stating that "We need to send a crystal clear message to the Saudi Arabian government that their tacit approval of terrorism can't go unpunished. " Weiner and Nadler intend to use a provision of the Arms Export Control Act to review the deal and pass a Joint Resolution of Disapproval. The Arms Export Control Act gives the President of the United States the authority to control the import and export of defense articles and defense services 
Congressman Weiner is reportedly dating Huma Abedin, the long-time personal aide of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Huma M Abedin is a Pakistani American Aide to United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton who served as traveling chief of staff during Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from In response to queries of why he spent so much time campaigning for Senator Clinton, Weiner responded, "It's largely because I'm dating Huma. "
|New York City Council, 48th District|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 9th congressional district
1999 – present