She is the most senior female Republican senator in the Senate (as of 2007).
The Senator's primary residence is in Dallas, Texas, but she, her husband, and two youngest children live in Virginia when the Senate is in session.
The Senator has four children. Daughters Brenda and Julie (from a previous marriage) are both grown. She and her husband also adopted two children in 2001: a son, Houston Taylor, and a daughter, Kathryn Bailey.
The Senator's great-great-grandfather, Charles S. Taylor, signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Senator Hutchison was the first female in Texas history to represent Texas in the Senate. She is still the only female senator from Texas (as of 2007).
She is an honorary member of the board for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
The senator lists her faith as Episcopalian.
Senator Hutchison is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
She coauthored the book Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate in 2003 and in 2004, her book American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country was published.
She serves on these Senate committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Rules and Administration, and Veterans' Affairs. She is also the Policy Chair for Senate Republicans, which is the fourth highest leadership position in the Republican caucus.
The senator was elected to the Senate in 1993.
She is a possible Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican ticket in 2008.
In 1967, she received a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin Law School.
In 1962, she received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
She grew up in La Marque, Texas.
She was Texas State Treasurer from 1990 until 1993.
She is a member of the Republican Party.
She is the senior U.S. Senator from Texas.
Senator Hutchison: Our country was hit on 9/11, 2001. Everybody in the world knows that. It hasn't been easy to deal with a different kind of enemy, but that is what we have, a different kind of enemy.
Senator Hutchison: Texans should not be taxed on our taxes.