Legislative Branch

Featured Member of the Legislative Branch for Prayer

Jim Jordan, U.S. Representative for Ohio

James Daniel Jordan was born in February 1964 in Champaign County, Ohio. He earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a two-time NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion. He earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University in Columbus and obtained his Juris Doctor from Capital University, also in Columbus.

Jordan served three terms in the Ohio General Assembly before winning a seat in the Ohio Senate. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since January 2007.

Jordan is married to Polly and they have four children. He is a Christian.



Freedom Caucus Founding Chairman Jim Jordan (Ohio) and the current Chairman Mark Meadows (North Carolina) delivered a message to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, the top officials leading the tax reform effort at the White House, that unless a tax plan is released soon, the group may be forced to introduce a plan of its own.

Cohn and Mnuchin have been meeting weekly with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with the GOP chairmen of the House and Senate tax panels—a group known as the Big Six. Conservatives, however, want a seat at the table and are eager to see a plan and influence in the text. There is a palpable fear that the Big Six will release a plan and try to jam conservatives with it, just as they did with health care.

Jordan also said that Congress should have stayed in Washington in August to work on the debt ceiling which might have avoided the controversial deal President Trump made with Senator Schumer and Representative Pelosi.