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House approves $17B VA deal, sends it to Senate

House approves $17B VA deal, sends it to Senate

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The House easily passed the $17 billion deal to fix problems at the VA to allow veterans to obtain outside healthcare, add staff and improve facilities.
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Rep. Jack Kingston suggests kids 'sweep the floor in the cafeteria' for school lunch

Rep. Jack Kingston suggests kids 'sweep the floor in the cafeteria' for school lunch

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Rep. Jack Kingston says poor students should work to earn the school lunch their parents can't afford.
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Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., won't make a run for Senate

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., said he won't seek the state's open U.S. Senate seat, sending Democrats scrambling for a candidate.

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Chambliss to retire from U.S. Senate

Chambliss to retire from U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Friday he will not run for re-election in 2014, citing frustration over "legislative gridlock and partisan posturing."
Army bill keeps NASCAR recruiting

Army bill keeps NASCAR recruiting

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The House has removed language in the 2013 Department of Defense spending bill that would bar sponsorship of NASCAR events.
U.S. Army to exit NASCAR

U.S. Army to exit NASCAR

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will end its 10-year relationship with NASCAR, the racing organization's Web site announced Tuesday.
Appropriations undercuts Dodd-Frank law

Appropriations undercuts Dodd-Frank law

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. House panel cut funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Tuesday, despite new mandates given the agency by the Dodd-Frank finance law.
GOP Rep.: Palin 'dividing' Republicans

GOP Rep.: Palin 'dividing' Republicans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Republican member of the U.S. House said Wednesday former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is "dividing the Republican Party" by endorsing primary candidates.

GOP vows more of same healthcare hostility

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Republicans will keep up the pressure on healthcare reform once the U.S. Congress returns to Washington next week, GOP leaders vow.

Naval cadet takes expulsion to Congress

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion from the Maryland school has appealed to members of Congress for support.

Congress in shock over 5-day workweek

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Before assuming their congressional majority in January, Democrats have shocked lawmakers by announcing a full 5-day work week.

U.S. Customs school sparks row

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers appear to be heading for a battle over funding to expand a new training facility for Customs and Border Protection agents in West Virginia.

Bush still pushing Social Security reform

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush is reviving the issue of Social Security reform, once thought to be a dead issue.

Leak sets off more Capitol Hill confusion

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A leak of a letter seeking an investigation into the leaking of U.S. classified information caused confusion among the Republican congressional leadership.
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John Heddens 'Jack' Kingston (born April 24, 1955) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Kingston was born April 24, 1955 in Bryan, Texas but spent most of his life in Athens, Georgia. He earned a degree from the University of Georgia, where he also joined Lambda Chi Alpha. He has lived in Savannah since 1977 and spent over a decade selling insurance and working in agribusiness throughout southeastern Georgia before entering politics.

He was elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1984. He succeeded Democratic incumbent Bobby Phillips and became the State Representative from the 153rd district. He was re-elected in 1986, 1988 and 1990.

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