35 Facts About Dan Coats

1. Dan Coats came to the job through Pence, a fellow Hoosier.

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2. In 1976 Dan Coats became a district representative for Dan Quayle, who was a member of the US House of Representatives.

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3. Dan Coats attended Wheaton College, from which he graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1965.

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4. Dan Coats helped Alito meet with senators and, since Alito had experience as a federal judge, it was much easier for him to be confirmed.

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5. Dan Coats stood by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, even as other Republicans pulled their support in August 2016.

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6. Dan Coats is married to Marsha Dan Coats and they have three adult children and 10 grandchildren.

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7. In 2010, the 73-year-old Dan Coats was re-elected to the Senate and served a single six-year term.

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8. Dan Coats speaks at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington, DC, Feb 28, 2017.

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9. Dan Coats is married to Marsha Coats, Indiana's female representative to the Republican National Committee.

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10. In 1996, Dan Coats co-sponsored the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, which President Clinton signed into law.

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11. Dan Coats described Iran as the foremost "state sponsor of terrorism".

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12. Dan Coats opposed the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers—the US, UK.

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13. Dan Coats does not support same-sex marriage but opposes interference with "alternative lifestyles".

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14. Dan Coats served in the Senate until January 1999, at which time he was succeeded by Evan Bayh.

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15. Dan Coats was elected to the seat in 1990 and 1992.

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16. Dan Coats served as assistant vice president of a Fort Wayne life insurance company.

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17. Dan Coats was the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2001 to 2005, and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989.

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18. Dan Coats must be clean and wrapped in a clear bag Check-in begins 11:30 am and registration is required.

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19. Dan Coats served the remainder of his term with Democrat Joe Donnelly.

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20. Dan Coats became the senior senator from Indiana after Richard Lugar lost a challenge in the 2012 Republican primary election and subsequently was not re-elected to the Senate in 2012.

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21. On February 10, 2010, Dan Coats confirmed that he would return to Indiana to run for the seat held by incumbent Evan Bayh in the 2010 United States Senate election.

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22. On July 16, 2018, Dan Coats released a statement affirming the consensus of the United States Intelligence Community that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 US presidential election, a day after the 2018 Russia–United States summit where President Trump recanted his endorsement of the IC's assessment.

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23. Dan Coats worked as Special Counsel member in the firm Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand in 2000 and 2001.

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24. Dan Coats opposed the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers—the US, UK.

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25. Dan Coats supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq under the pretext of uncovering Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

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26. Dan Coats pressed President Barack Obama to punish Russia harshly for its March 2014 annexation of Crimea.

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27. Dan Coats was one of the authors of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy and opposed its 2011 repeal.

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28. In 1993, Dan Coats emerged as an opponent of President Clinton's effort to allow LGBT individuals to serve openly in the armed forces.

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29. Dan Coats voted with 40 Republicans and 5 Democrats to stop the passage of the bill.

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30. In April 2013, Dan Coats was one of forty-six senators to vote against passage of a bill which would have expanded background checks for gun buyers.

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31. Dan Coats announced on February 3, 2010, he would run for his old Senate seat and on February 16, 2010, Bayh announced his intention to retire.

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32. Dan Coats declined to run for a second full term in 1998.

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33. Dan Coats was subsequently elected to the seat in 1990 and 1992.

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34. Dan Coats attended local public schools, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1961.

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35. Dan Coats declined to run for reelection in 2016 and was succeeded by Todd Young.

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