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GOP moderate Chris Shays out in Conn.

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Chris Shays of Connecticut, one of the last moderate Republicans in Congress, lost his seat Tuesday to Democratic newcomer Jim Himes.

Republicans lose at least 1 seat in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican Congressman Chris Shays claimed re-election Tuesday night in Connecticut, while a Democrat defeated veteran Nancy Johnson.

Defense anthrax shots likely to start soon

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The Defense Department's anthrax inoculation program is poised to resume now that a federal judge has agreed to modify his injunction, which stopped the program, and issues over wording of a notice to soldiers have been resolved.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science & Technology Editor

BioWar: DoD wants anthax injunction change

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- After three lawsuits, years of argument and two court rulings shutting down the program, Department of Defense officials are seeking once again to resume administering controversial anthrax vaccinations to military personnel.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science & Technology Editor

Mystery pneumonia toll may be much higher

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Mysterious pneumonia-like illnesses and breathing problems appear to be striking U.S. troops in greater numbers than the military has identified in an investiga
MARK BENJAMIN, UPI Investigations Editor

Widow fears Pentagon 'lying' on pneumonia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Joining a growing chorus of families, the widow of a soldier in Iraq who died of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness said Thursday she fears the military may be
MARK BENJAMIN

Cybersecurity oversight committee named

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The House Friday named Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of a new subcommittee to oversee work done by the Department of Homeland Security regarding computers, telecommunications and information.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International

Lawmakers claim FEC guts campaign law

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) --

Commentary: A shock to the system

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- For all their righteous bluster, however, campaign finance reform advocates may have sent the cause of reform spinning off in the wrong direction. One reform that might have real teeth would be a new requirement that congressional committees, when they pu
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI's Capital Comment for July 3, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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Defense filed on campaign finance reform

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Six sponsors of a campaign finance reform act signed into law last week filed papers Wednesday in federal court to intervene in two lawsuits brought by opponent
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

UPI's Capital Comment for March 28, 2002

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UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 19, 2002

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Chris Shays
WAP2002021426 - WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rep. Chris Shays, D-Conn., speaks about the Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill on Feb. 14, 2002, on Capitol Hill, the day after the bill passed. The bill now goes to the Senate. To the right of Shays are Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., Rep. Marty Sheehan, D-Mass., and Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Christopher H. Shays (born October 18, 1945) is an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and represented the 4th District of Connecticut.

Shays was the only Republican congressman from New England elected to the 110th United States Congress in the 2006 midterm elections. His loss to Jim Himes in the 2008 election made New England's House delegation entirely Democratic in the 111th Congress. He was the most senior member of House of Representatives to be defeated in the 2008 election.

In 2009, Shays was appointed to co-chair the Commission on Wartime Contracting. The commission is an independent, bipartisan legislative commission established to study wartime contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Created in Section 841 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, this eight-member commission is mandated by Congress to study federal agency contracting for the reconstruction, logistical support of coalition forces, and the performance of security functions, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Chris Shays."
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