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PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL FUNDING HOMELAND SECURITY DEPT. FOR 2005
President George W. Bush prepares to sign the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 18, 2004. At left is Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla. Other participants are unidentified. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Charles William "Bill" Young, also known as C. W. Bill Young, (born December 16, 1930 in Harmarville, Pennsylvania), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1971, representing Florida's 10th congressional district. Young is currently the longest-serving Republican member of Congress. From 1999 to 2005, he was the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations; he gave up the position because of Republican-set term limits. He is currently ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense; he was chairman of this subcommittee from 1995 to 1999, and again from 2005 to 2007.

Young was a member of the Florida Senate for 10 years before being elected to Congress.

Young was born near Harmarville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, moved to the St. Petersburg area at the age of 15. He served in the Army National Guard from 1948 to 1957.

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