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Think tanks wrapup

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank Wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statement

Daschle wants quick vote on campaign bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Senate's Democratic leader Thursday vowed immediate action on a campaign-finance reform bill that passed the House earlier.
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House passes campaign finance bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- In a major step toward the most dramatic revision of campaign finance law in a generation, the House early Thursday morning passed landmark legislation designed
MARK BENJAMIN

Campaign finance petition reaches goal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sponsors of the campaign finance reform bill stalled in the House succeeded Thursday in gaining enough signatures on a petition that will force that bill to the
MARK BENJAMIN

Ventura lends weight to finance reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Adding his considerable weight to a knock-down battle, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday asked four Minnesota representatives to sign a petition calling fo
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Bush refuses subpoena request

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Bush administration, claiming executive privilege, refused Thursday to honor subpoenas from a House committee investigating both the use of informants in or
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Bill calls for all baggage to be checked

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A group of House lawmakers has introduced a measure to make airlines screen all property carried onto airplanes, including checked baggage bound for a craft's c
KELLY HEARN
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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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