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CA GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER VISITS CAPITOL HILL
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)
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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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