Sen. Lieberman was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. At the end of his service in 2013, he was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. Through both Committee positions, he became a leader in protecting the security of the American people and supporting American international leadership. Sen. Lieberman is known as a national leader who works across party lines to get things done and who speaks his conscience regardless of the political consequences. Before his election to the Senate in 1988, Sen. Lieberman served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate and six years as Connecticut’s Attorney General. In 2000, he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States.