Bachelor, George Washington University, 1985. Juris Doctor, College William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1988. Master of Science, Columbia University, New York City, 1989.
Member District 73 Virginia House of Delegates, 1992-2001. Member United States Congress from 7th Virginia District, since 2001. Chairman Congressional Task Force on Terrorism & Unconventional Warfare, since 2001.
Chief deputy whip United States Congress from 7th Virginia District, 2003—2009, assistant minority leader (minority whip), 2009—2011, majority leader, since 2011.
Married Diana Marcy Fine, 1989. Children: Evan, Jenna, Michael.