Republican representative from California who became the majority whip of the United States House of Representatives in 2011. He was shadowed by Kevin Spacey while the actor was doing research for his role on the Netflix series House of Cards.
He obtained a B.S. in marketing, in 1989 and an M.B.A., in 1994 before running several small businesses.
He opened his first business, a deli, at the age of 19, after winning a few thousand dollars from a lottery ticket.
He has two children with his wife Judy.
He served in Congress with Tom McClintock.