Republican politician from Pennsylvania's 15th district who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005.
He served in the Pennsylvania General Assembly from 1991 to 2004, first in the House and later in the Senate.
He voted to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in 2010, one of only 15 Republicans to do so.
He has three children with his wife Pamela.
As a Republican, he was a member of the Majority party in the House under Speaker John Boehner.