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U.S. Helsinki Commission
The COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE (CSCE), also known as the U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION, is an independent U.S. government agency created by Congress in 1975 to monitor and encourage compliance with the Helsinki Final Act and other Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) commitments. It was established in 1975 pursuant to Public Law No. 94-304. The Commission consists of nine members from the U.S. House of Representatives , nine members from the United States Senate , and one member each from the Departments of State , Defense , and Commerce . The positions of Chairman and Co-Chairman are shared by the House and Senate and rotate every two years, when a new Congress convenes. A professional staff assists the Commissioners in their work. The Commission contributes to the formulation of U.S
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Phil Gingrey
JOHN PHILLIP "PHIL" GINGREY, (born July 10, 1942) was the U.S. representative for Georgia\'s 11th congressional district from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party (GOP). The district is located in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta
Atlanta
. On March 27, 2013, Gingrey announced he would be a candidate in the 2014 race for U.S. Senate for his state, but he lost in the May 20, 2014 Republican primary, placing fourth. CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education, and early political career * 2 U.S. House of Representatives * 2.1 Elections * 2.2 Tenure * 2.2.1 Potential conflict of interest * 2.2.2 Feud with Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh
* 2.2.3 Yu-Fang controversy * 2.2.4 Todd Akin rape controversy * 2.2.5 Gender role education * 2.2.6 Congressional and staff pay * 2.2.7 Ebola virus comments * 2.3 Committee assignments * 2.4 Caucus leaderships * 3 2014 U.S
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Michael C. Burgess
MICHAEL CLIFTON BURGESS (born December 23, 1950) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Texas\'s 26th congressional district . In 2002, he defeated Scott Armey, the son of House Majority Leader and then-U.S. Representative Dick Armey , in a primary runoff election . Prior to his election, he practiced as a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology . Burgess is a member of the congressional Tea Party Caucus , and he has been involved in the debates over health care reform and energy policy . He opposes abortion, is unsure of the extent of the contribution of human activity to global warming , supports President Donald Trump 's restrictions on Muslim and refugee immigration, and supports the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act . CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education, and medical career * 2 U.S
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Alcee Hastings
ALCEE LAMAR HASTINGS /ˈælsiː/ (born September 5, 1936) is the U.S. Representative for Florida\'s 20th congressional district , serving in Congress since 1993. The district, numbered as the 23rd District from 1993 to 2013, includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
and West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach
. He is a member of the Democratic Party . He served as a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Florida
from 1979, until his impeachment and removal from that post in 1989. CONTENTS* 1 Early life, education, and early career * 1.1 1970 U.S. Senate election * 2 Judicial career (1977–1989) * 3 1990 Secretary of State election * 4 U.S
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Robert Aderholt
ROBERT BROWN ADERHOLT (born July 22, 1965) is the U.S. Representative for Alabama\'s 4th congressional district , serving since 1997. He is a member of the Republican Party . The district includes most of Tuscaloosa County north of the Black Warrior River , as well as the far northern suburbs of Birmingham in Walker County and the southern suburbs of Huntsville and Decatur . Aderholt is a member of the congressional Tea Party Caucus and has taken conservative stands on issues such as abortion, tax reform, and defense spending. CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education and career * 2 Political positions * 2.1 Tax reform * 2.2 Regulatory reform * 2.3 Social issues * 2.4 Defense * 2.5 Gun rights * 2.6 Environmental issues * 3 U.S
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Joe Pitts
JOSEPH R. "JOE" PITTS (born October 10, 1939) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania\'s 16th congressional district from 1997 to 2017. He is a member of the Republican Party . The district is based in Lancaster and Reading and includes much of Amish country. It also includes the far southwestern suburbs of Philadelphia in Chester County. In December 2015, Congressman Pitts announced he would not run for reelection in 2016. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 2.1 U.S. House of Representatives * 2.1.1 Elections * 2.1.1.1 2006 * 2.1.1.2 2008 * 2.1.1.3 2010 * 2.1.1.4 2012 * 2.1.2 Tenure * 2.1.3 Legislation * 2.1.4 Committee assignments * 2.1.5 Caucus memberships * 2.2 Electoral history * 3 Personal life * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONPitts was born in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Asbury College
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Richard Blumenthal
RICHARD "DICK" BLUMENTHAL /ˈbluːmənˌθɑːl/ (born February 13, 1946) is the senior United States
United States
Senator from Connecticut
Connecticut
, in office since 2011. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut from 1991 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party . Born in Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York
, Blumenthal attended Riverdale Country School , a private school in the Bronx. Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College
Harvard College
, where he was editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson . He studied for a year at Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity College, Cambridge
, in England
England
before attending Yale Law School
Yale Law School
, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal
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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)
CHRISTOPHER HENRY SMITH (born March 4, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey\'s 4th congressional district , serving since 1981. He is a member of the Republican Party . The district includes portions of Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. He is currently the dean of the New Jersey
New Jersey
congressional delegation. CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education, and early career * 2 U.S. House of Representatives * 2.1 Elections
Elections
* 2.2 Tenure * 2.2.1 Healthcare * 2.2.2 Guns * 2.2.3 Human rights
Human rights
* 2.3 Controversy * 2.4 Legislation * 2.5 Committee assignments * 3 Electoral history * 4 Articles * 5 Personal life * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFE, EDUCATION, AND EARLY CAREERSmith grew up in the Iselin neighborhood of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey , worked in his family's sporting goods business, and earned the Eagle Scout award
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Louise Slaughter
DOROTHY LOUISE MCINTOSH SLAUGHTER (born August 14, 1929) has been the United States representative for New York\'s 25th congressional district since 1987. She is a member of the Democratic Party . The district, numbered as the 30th District from 1987 to 1993 and the 28th District from 1993 to 2013, is based in Rochester and includes most of surrounding Monroe County . She was the Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee from 2007 until 2011, and has served as ranking minority member of the Committee since 2011, a post she also held from 2005 to 2007. Since the retirement of Charles Rangel , Slaughter has risen to dean of the New York House of Representatives delegation. Chuck Schumer is the current dean of New York's congressional delegation as he has served in Congress since 1981. CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education, and early political career * 2 U.S
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Mike McIntyre
DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL "MIKE" MCINTYRE II (born August 6, 1956) was first elected to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. He served for 18 years from 1997 to 2015. McIntyre was a Democrat and a member of the Blue Dog Coalition
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United States Government
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R) * Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) * Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D) * Congressional districts
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United States Congress
535 voting members * 100 senators * 435 representatives 6 non-voting members SENATE POLITICAL GROUPS * Republican (51) * Democratic (47)* Independent (2) (caucusing with Democrats) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES POLITICAL GROUPS * Republican (238) * Democratic (193) * Vacant (4) ELECTIONS SENATE LAST ELECTION November 8, 2016 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAST ELECTION November 8, 2016 MEETING PLACE United States Capitol
United States Capitol

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Department Of Commerce
The UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE is the Cabinet department of the United States
United States
government concerned with promoting economic growth . The mission of the department is to "promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development." Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, and helping to set industrial standards. This organization's main purpose is to create jobs, promote economic growth, encourage sustainable development and improve standards of living for all Americans. The Department of Commerce headquarters is the Herbert C. Hoover Building
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U.S. Department Of Defense
742,000 (civilian) 1,300,000 (active duty military) 826,000 (National Guard and reserve): 2.87 million total (2016) ANNUAL BUDGET US$530.1 billion (2010) US$549.1 billion (2011) US$553.0 billion (est. 2012) US$496.1 billion (2015) US$534.3 billion (base FY2016) DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVES * James Mattis , Secretary * Patrick M. Shanahan , Deputy Secretary CHILD AGENCIES * U.S. Department of the Army * U.S. Department of the Navy * U.S. Department of the Air Force WEBSITE www.defense.gov The Pentagon
The Pentagon
, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense The DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States
United States
Armed Forces
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Steve Cohen
STEPHEN IRA COHEN (born May 24, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee\'s 9th congressional district , serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party . Tennessee's 9th district includes almost three-fourths of Memphis . Cohen is Tennessee's first Jewish congressman. CONTENTS * 1 Early life, education, and law career * 2 Early political career * 3 Tennessee Senate * 4 U.S. House of Representatives * 4.1 Elections * 4.2 Tenure * 4.3 Media * 4.4 Committee assignments * 4.5 Caucus memberships * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFE, EDUCATION, AND LAW CAREERCohen was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 24, 1949, the son of Genevieve (née Goldsand) and pediatrician Morris David Cohen. He has two older brothers, Michael Corey and Martin D. Cohen. He is a fourth-generation Memphian, and is a grandson of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Poland . His immigrant grandfather owned a newsstand
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