'Fiscal cliff'' deal elusive

'Fiscal cliff'' deal elusive

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Congressional "fiscal cliff" negotiations dragged on in Washington Saturday night with the New Year's Day deadline looming.

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Some say Congress not ready for a disaster

Some say Congress not ready for a disaster

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A decade after the worst terror attack in U.S. history, some critics say Congress is ill-prepared should it come under catastrophic attack.

Brother sues brother over bone marrow

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Tampa, Fla., man with leukemia is suing his brother for refusing to donate bone marrow after accepting $37,500, authorities said.

McCain may visit St. Paul after all

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Hurricane Gustav's path has raised hope that Sen. John McCain will accept his party's nomination in person at the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn.
Shortened RNC first session adjourns

Shortened RNC first session adjourns

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The first day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., ended the way it began Monday -- with a prayer for Hurricane Gustav victims.

U.S. lawmakers visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Four Republican members of the U.S. Congress met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to urge the restoration of democracy.

House passes earmark reform bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Just in time for the November elections, the U.S. House has approved a tiny slice of lobbying and ethics reform promised to voters at the beginning of the year.

House passes rule change on earmarks

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U.S. House speaker nears record reign

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House GOP proceeds on reform

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Asserting their leadership, U.S. House of Representatives Republicans have taken control of the lobbying and earmarking reform effort.

Democrats seek committee coverage

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have asked a cable TV outlet to show meetings of the House Rules Committee. The four Democratic Party members of the committee, which affects House floor debate, including ranking member Rep. Louis S

Bush to be tested by volatile Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- As Congress heads back to Washington, President George W. Bush faces a challenge in rallying Republicans behind his initiatives, the New York Times reported.

Hastert wants to tighten lobbyist rules

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert says the House will move to tighten the rules governing lobbyists' access to lawmakers.

U.S. lawmakers push, chide 'tech agenda'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The "technology agenda" unveiled Tuesday by Democratic lawmakers is receiving mixed reviews from Congress and the industry.
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David Dreier
Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif., left, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger head into the U.S. Capitol building for a meeting in Washington on Feb. 17, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952) is the U.S. Representative for California's 26th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1981. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Dreier was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where his family continues to be active in real estate development; he is Vice President of Dreier Development Company in Kansas City. He graduated with a B.A. from Claremont Men's College (now Claremont McKenna College) in 1975 and an M.A. from the Claremont Graduate School (now Claremont Graduate University) in 1976. He was director of corporate relations for Claremont McKenna College before entering the House.

Dreier served as chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee from 1999 until 2007, serving thereafter as the ranking member. With the Republicans regaining control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections, Dreier is expected to regain the chairmanship of the rules committee.

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