At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Longtime GOP Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia will not seek 18th term

Longtime GOP Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia will not seek 18th term

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., said Tuesday he will not seek election to an 18th term in Congress next year.
House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that would cut $39 billion in food stamp spending over 10 years, and which the White House has said would be vetoed.

House takes up Chinese cyber mantle

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- A House leader said he's offered an agreeable measure that would address growing concerns about cybersecurity issues regarding China.

South New Jersey doctor killed by husband in murder-suicide

PENNSAUKEN, N.J., June 19 (UPI) -- A South New Jersey doctor was killed Tuesday in her office by her estranged husband, who then turned his gun on himself, police said.

Boehner wants Benghazi emails released

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is calling on the White House to release unclassified emails related to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Lawmakers seek to reclassify Fort Hood shootings as terror attack

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Three members of Congress asked the U.S. Defense Department again to classify the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, a terrorist attack.

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NASA researcher accused of being spy

STERLING, Va., March 19 (UPI) -- Authorities said they arrested a NASA researcher accused of being a Chinese spy as his plane pulled away from the gate at Dulles International Airport.

House denies pay hikes to federal workers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The House on Friday voted to freeze pay for federal workers in a swipe at President Obama's executive order in December granting the raises, officials said.

Wolf releases report on mass shootings

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The National Science Foundation says the three major risk factors for mass shootings are exposure to violent media, mental health and access to guns.

Two Chinese firms blacklisted

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., warned U.S. businesses and consumers Monday not to do business with two state-controlled Chinese telecommunications businesses.

$1.3B in Egyptian aid at risk in NGO row

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Washington said $1.33 billion in aid to Egypt was at risk after Cairo held six U.S. pro-democracy workers despite a personal appeal by President Barack Obama.

Lawmakers urge action for Iraqi Christians

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take action to protect the Christian minority population in Iraq.

China blocks U.S. meeting with dissidents

BEIJING, July 1 (UPI) -- Two U.S. congressmen who were in Beijing to lobby for the release of political prisoners were barred from meeting with human rights lawyers, officials said.
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Frank Wolf
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., speaks during a news conference held to discuss new legislation intended to further democratic societies throughout the world on March 3, 2005, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Frank Rudolph Wolf (born January 30, 1939) is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district, serving since 1981. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Wolf was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He overcame a speech impediment, a stutter, early in life. He attended Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and earned a degree in political science. He received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He then joined the United States Army as a reservist and became a lawyer for the military.

Wolf got his start in politics when he became a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Edward Biester, beginning in 1968. From 1971 to 1975, Wolf served as an assistant to Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton.

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