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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
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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Independent Agencies Of The United States Government
Independent agencies of the United States
United States
federal government are those agencies that exist outside the federal executive departments (those headed by a Cabinet secretary) and the Executive Office of the President.[1] In a more narrow sense, the term may also be used to describe agencies that, while constitutionally part of the executive branch, are independent of presidential control, usually because the president's power to dismiss the agency head or a member is limited. Established through separate statutes passed by the Congress, each respective statutory grant of authority defines the goals the agency must work towards, as well as what substantive areas, if any, over which it may have the power of rulemaking
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Louise Slaughter
Dorothy Louise McIntosh Slaughter (August 14, 1929 – March 16, 2018) was an American politician who served as a United States Representative from New York from 1987 until her death in 2018. Slaughter was born in Lynch, Kentucky, and studied microbiology and public health at the University of Kentucky
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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. In August 2017, Smith was nominated by President Donald Trump
Donald Trump
to become a representative to the United Nations General Assembly.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate
United States Senate
on October 5, 2017.[2] He served in the same capacity in 2015 after being nominated by President Barack Obama.[3]Contents1 Early life, education, and early career 2 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.[2]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 U.S. House of Representatives2.1.1 Elections2.1.1.1 2006 2.1.1.2 2008 2.1.1.3 2010 2.1.1.4 20122.1.2 Tenure 2.1.3 Legislation 2.1.4 Committee assignments 2.1.5 Caucus memberships2.2 Electoral history3 Personal life 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Pitts was born in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Asbury College. Pitts served five and a half years in the United States Air Force, with three tours in Vietnam
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Robert Aderholt
Robert Brown Aderholt[1] (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.[2]Contents1 Early life, education and career 2 Political positions2.1 Defense 2.2 Environmental issues 2.3 Guns2.3.1 Mass shootings2.4 Human rights 2.5 Regulatory reform 2.6 Social issues2.6.1 Abortion 2.6.2 Cannabis2.7 Tax reform3 U.S
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Phil Gingrey
John Phillip 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. Since leaving Congress, Gingrey has worked as a senior adviser at the District Policy Group in Washington, D.C., which is the lobbying arm of the Drinker Biddle law firm. On March 27, 2013, Gingrey announced he would be a candidate in the 2014 race for U.S. Senate for his state,[1] but he lost in the May 20, 2014 Republican primary, placing fourth.Contents1 Early life, education, and early political career 2 U.S. House of Representatives2.1 Elections2.1.1 2012 2.1.2 2010 2.1.3 2008 2.1.4 2006 2.1.5 2004 2.1.6 20022.2 Tenure2.2.1 Bank of Ellijay 2.2.2 Todd Akin for Senate campaign 2.2.3 Congressional and staff pay 2.2.4 Ebola virus concerns2.3 Committee assignments 2.4 Caucus leaderships 2.5 Commissioner3 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
United States House of Representatives
representing Texas's 26th congressional district. In 2002, he defeated Scott Armey, the son of House Majority Leader
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.Contents1 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. The district includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. A Democrat, he served as a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida until his impeachment and removal.[1]Contents1 Early life, education, and early career1.1 1970 U.S. Senate election2 Judicial career (1977–1989) 3 1990 Secretary of State election 4 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
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Jeanne Shaheen
Cynthia Jeanne Shaheen
Jeanne Shaheen
/ʃəˈhiːn/ (née Bowers; January 28, 1947) is the senior United States Senator from New Hampshire. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first female U.S. Senator in New Hampshire's history, was the first female Governor of New Hampshire, and the first woman elected as both Governor and a U.S. Senator in American history.[1] After serving two terms in the New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Senate, Shaheen was elected Governor in 1996, and she was re-elected in 1998 and 2000. In 2002, she opted to run for the United States Senate, losing to Republican John E. Sununu. She served as Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics, before resigning to run for the U.S. Senate again in the 2008 election, defeating Sununu in a rematch
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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. The district includes the western three-fourths of Memphis. Cohen is Tennessee's first Jewish congressman.[1]Contents1 Early life, education, and law career 2 Early political career 3 Tennessee Senate 4 U.S. House of Representatives4.1 Elections4.1.1 1996 4.1.2 2006 4.1.3 2008 4.1.4 2010 4.1.5 2012 4.1.6 2014 4.1.7 20164.2 Tenure4.2.1 Budget 4.2.2 Gun control 4.2.3 Energy 4.2.4 Environment 4.2.5 Healthcare 4.2.6 Medical marijuana 4.2.7 Government reform 4.2.8 Civil rights 4.2.9 Abortion 4.2.10 Iraq War 4.2.11 Afghanistan infrastructure 4.2.12 National Guard & Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act 4.2.13 Judicial recommendations 4.2.14 TVA Recommendations 4.2.15 U.S
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Department Of State
The United States
United States
Department of State (DOS),[3] often referred to as the State Department, is the United States
United States
federal executive department that advises the President and represents the country in international affairs and foreign policy issues.[4] Equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries, the State Department is responsible for the international relations of the United States, negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and represents the United States
United States
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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[1] (2016)Annual budget US$530.1 billion (2010)[2] US$549.1 billion (2011)[3] US$553.0 billion (est. 2012) US$496.1 billion (2015)[4] US$534.3 billion (base FY2016)[4]Department executivesJim Mattis, Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan, Deputy SecretaryChild agenciesU.S. Department of the Army U.S. Department of the Navy U.S. Department of the Air ForceWebsite www.defense.govThe Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of DefenseThe Department of Defense (DoD,[5] 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 Armed Forces
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Department Of Commerce
The United States Department of Commerce
United States Department of Commerce
is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. 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.[3] The Department of Commerce headquarters is the Herbert C. Hoover Building
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Federal Government Of The United States
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D)Congressional districts
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