Republican politician who became the U.S. Representative for California's 25th congressional district in 1993.
He spent two years as a Mormon missionary before enrolling at Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry in 1985.
His campaigns have received the greatest financial support from the defense industry as he is a staunch supporter of the military industrial complex.
He has six children with his wife Patricia Kunz McKeon.
He succeeded John Boehner as the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Workforce.