Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- No president in U.S. history has been targeted en masse in lawsuits filed by Catholic bishops and institutions till now: President Obama is facing a tsunami of suits opposing the contraception mandate in his healthcare reform law.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

U.S.: Egg company knew of bacteria in 2008

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. egg producer linked to an outbreak of salmonella knew of the possible presence of the bacteria in its hen houses as far back as 2008, records show.
Toyota testing shallow, lawmakers say

Toyota testing shallow, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers accused Toyota Motor Corp. of focusing on public relations more than public safety in dealing with the recent recalls of 5.6 million vehicles.
Lawmakers zero in on oil rig blast causes

Lawmakers zero in on oil rig blast causes

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Lawmakers Wednesday zeroed in on the causes of the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the companies involved weren't careful enough.
Obama reaffirms abortion funding limits

Obama reaffirms abortion funding limits

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday ensuring federal funding restrictions for abortions aren't superseded by the new healthcare law.
Stupak called 'baby killer' on House floor

Stupak called 'baby killer' on House floor

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, said he yelled "baby killer" as Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., spoke during the healthcare debate but in a different context.

Lawmakers: Toyota didn't show test results

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. lawmakers said Friday Toyota didn't offer evidence it tested its electronic engine controls as a possible source of sudden, unintended acceleration.
Hoyer: Separate abortion bill a possibility

Hoyer: Separate abortion bill a possibility

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says a separate bill could be drafted to get anti-abortion Democrats to back healthcare reform legislation.
Healthcare negotiators look for Plan B

Healthcare negotiators look for Plan B

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats, facing a possible Republican win in a special election, are working on Plan B to pass a healthcare bill quickly, lawmakers said.

Americans split on abortion coverage

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Americans are almost evenly split on whether abortion should be covered by any health plan receiving federal subsidies, a survey indicated.

Michigan rep fights terrorism words ban

HOLLAND, Mich., July 23 (UPI) -- The intelligence bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes a ban on a new policy about which words officials should use to describe terrorists.

Report: House probes food-testing labs

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress is investigating allegations that private U.S. testing labs have buried unfavorable results on imported food.

FDA issues heparin alerts, withholds info

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. drug regulators are still issuing alerts about tainted supplies of heparin while refusing to give congressional investigators a list of Chinese suppliers.

Analysis: Define 'renewable'

THE DALLES, Ore., May 8 (UPI) -- Crucial options were left out of last year's energy bill, advocacy groups say, and policymakers are looking to remedy the exclusion.

Drug ads scrutinized by Congress

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Drug company television ads have crossed ethical boundaries due to political appointments at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a congressman said.
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Bart Stupak
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) speaks on an executive order that prohibits government funding for abortions during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 21, 2010. Stupak said with this agreement the House now has enough votes to pass the heath care reform bill UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Bartholomew Thomas "Bart" Stupak (pronounced /ˈstuːpæk/; born February 29, 1952) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Michigan's 1st congressional district.

Stupak was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Gladstone High School in Gladstone, Michigan in 1970. He is an Eagle Scout. He earned his Associate's degree from Northwestern Michigan College, a community college in Traverse City in 1972. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University in 1977, graduating magna cum laude, and he earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1981. He worked as an Escanaba police officer in 1972. Stupak later served as a Michigan State Police Trooper from 1973 to 1984. He also practiced law.

Stupak lives in Menominee, Michigan, with his wife, Laurie, who is a former mayor of Menominee, and unsuccessful candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives. Laurie Stupak was defeated by Tom Casperson. In 2008 Casperson unsuccessfully challenged Bart Stupak, the incumbent for Michigan's 1st Congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives.

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