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Lobbyist to plead guilty in Weldon probe

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- A former lobbyist and friend of former Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., agreed to plead guilty to destroying records in a federal probe of Weldon, court documents show.

Probe: Sept. 11 hijackers not identified

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee denies a congressman's claim that military analysts identified the hijackers before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strikes.

Democrats pick up at least 2 seats in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Two scandal-tainted Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania, Curt Weldon and Don Sherwood, conceded defeat Tuesday.

FBI probes congressman's Serbian dealings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The FBI and a grand jury are investigating business dealings in Serbia and Russia involving Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., the Washington Post reports. The Serbian investigation was part of FBI raids on six locations in Pennsylvania and Florida on Monday, invol

FBI said investigating Pa. congressman

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The FBI is looking into whether U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., used his influence to get consulting contracts for his daughter, a report says.

Weldon: Commanders should control pullout

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A powerful House Republican has drafted a resolution that would give military commanders the power to decide when U.S. troops should return from Iraq.

Dems catch up to GOP in contested races

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Financial statements filed with the Federal Election Commission show that Republican congressional incumbents do not have their usual fundraising edge.

Forum discusses U.S.-Russian future

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A 3-day U.S.-Russian forum started Tuesday in Washington to address various issues in current bilateral relations.

Weldon seeks Defense testimony on al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., said he plans to ask the Pentagon to allow certain intelligence officers to testify about pre-Sept. 11 investigations.

Pentagon fuzzy on pre 9/11 Atta info

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Pentagon claims it has found no evidence to back up claims there was military intelligence on a bomber a year before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

9-11 commission chair wants Bush response

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The chairman of the now disbanded 9-11 commission has denied getting documents on Mohamed Atta and wants the White House to verify that.

911 panel says Atta report not credible

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The co-chairs of the Sept. 11 Commission say there is no evidence to support claims they ignored information about attack leader Mohamed Atta.

Congress asked to probe 9/11 intelligence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Members of the disbanded Sept. 11 commission want the U.S. Congress to determine if the Pentagon withheld information on four hijackers.

More pre-Sept. 11 U.S. bungling alleged

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Fresh news of intelligence-bungling by miscommunication prior to the U.S. terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has emerged.

Rep. Weldon says Iran key to insurgency

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Iran may not have the largest number of insurgents in Iraq, but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality, Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., said Sunday.
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United States Rep. Curt Weldon (R, PA) shakes hands with Libyan leader Col. Moammer Gadhafi after their meeting in Sirte, Libya March 3, 2004. The Libyan leader said that Libya has turned the page on terror and weapons of mass destruction and seeks better relations with the United States. Other U.S. Congressman L-R: Rep. Sylvestre Reyes (D,TX), Weldon, Gadhafi, Rep. Nick Smith (R, MI), Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D, TX). (UPI Photo/Kenneth R. Timmerman)....Photo 100 - Weldon and Qaddafi: ..From left to right:
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Wayne Curtis "Curt" Weldon (born July 22, 1947) is an American politician. He served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2007, representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania. He was defeated in November 2006 for reelection by Joe Sestak. Weldon was vice-chair of the Armed Services Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee. He was also the co-chair of the Duma-Congress Study Group, the official inter-parliamentary relationship between the United States and Russia. Despite FBI allegations of corruption, in the nearly two years since the '06 elections, no formal charges or allegations have ever been levied against him.

Weldon grew up in a blue-collar family in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of nine children. He attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania and earned a BA in Russian Studies in 1969, making him the first in his family to graduate from college. At West Chester University, Weldon became a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Weldon speaks Russian fluently.

After graduation, Weldon was subject to the draft, with the Vietnam War ongoing. In November 2000, his office said he used student and teaching deferments during the Vietnam era, and had a low number when the draft lottery was reinstated. In July 2006, a Weldon spokesman said that Weldon "wanted to serve, but the military would not take him because of his extremely poor eyesight." The Army's standards for rejection from military duty are not based on poor eyesight alone, however; they allow rejection only if the eyesight cannot be corrected to 20/20 or 20/40 in one eye with glasses, or for certain other narrow reasons.

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