Michael Richard Pompeo (born December 30, 1963) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. He has also served as a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee.
Pompeo attended the U.S. Military Academy where he majored in Mechanical Engineering, graduating first in his class in 1986 and subsequently serving in the Regular Army as an Armor Branch cavalry officer from 1986 to 1991 He subsequently graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He then worked as a lawyer for Williams & Connolly.
Pompeo founded Thayer Aerospace. In 2006 he sold his interest in Thayer (which was renamed Nex-Tech Aerospace}. Pompeo became the President of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment company.
Pompeo received $80,000 in donations from Koch Industries and its employees, one of the world's largest privately held companies, and based in his district, making him the top recipient of Koch-related money in the 2010 elections.
Pompeo has consistently opposed the Affordable Care Act...
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