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WAP2001071210 - 12 JULY 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Rep. Christopher Shays (D-CT) speaks to reporters after a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, in support of the Meehan/Shays campaign finance reform bill being considered in the House July 12, 2001. The Meehan/Shays bill is similar to the McCain/Feinfold bill passed earlier this year in the Senate. 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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