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House Science Committee has paid more attention to aliens than climate change

House Science Committee has paid more attention to aliens than climate change

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --The House committee for Science, Space, and Technology has held more hearings on finding extraterrestrial life than the repercussions of climate change.
Aileen Graef
Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Thursday met with 16 members of Congress to discuss oversight of National Security Administration surveillance programs.
NSA chief defends agency actions at House hearing

NSA chief defends agency actions at House hearing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The director of the National Security Agency told a congressional hearing Tuesday data about European phone calls were not collected by his agency.
The Issue: Do we still have a right to privacy?

The Issue: Do we still have a right to privacy?

Ever have the feeling someone's watching your every move?
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
House GOP, Dem. lawmakers angry about NSA domestic spying

House GOP, Dem. lawmakers angry about NSA domestic spying

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency better curb its U.S. spying or Congress will end it, a lawmaker warned as the NSA said phone intercepts were broader than admitted.
House panel investigating whether Holder lied during testimony

House panel investigating whether Holder lied during testimony

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. House panel is looking into whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied during testimony on the Justice Department's scrutiny of reporters, an aide said.

Anti-climate change ad features killer

CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) -- The head of a Chicago think tank said the group would take down billboards linking climate change concern to figures like Fidel Castro and Osama bin Laden.

D.C. air controller had two VIP close calls

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. investigators said an air-traffic controller involved in a close call with first lady Michelle Obama's plane was involved in a similar incident last year.

Hybrid truck technology lags behind electric cars

Hybrid passenger vehicles are rolling onto the road at increasing rates, but the trucking industry hasn't seen a similar revolution.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

House panel approves contempt citations

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee Wednesday voted to issue contempt citations against a top aide and a former top aide to President George W. Bush.

House passes bill aimed at child molesters

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- A law authorizing federal tracking of child molesters has received final legislative passage from the U.S. House of Representatives.

House panel wants Gonzales to testify

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may be asked to testify before a House panel about the search of the office of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La.

Justice defends raid of Jefferson office

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it raided the office of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., because the lawmaker had tried to hide some documents from FBI agents. Defending the raid, which it says was part of a bribery investigation, the department said Jeffe

Hagel: Immigration bill not amnesty

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Two prominent Capitol Hill Republicans disagreed Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" about whether the Senate's immigration bill constitutes amnesty.

Immigration policy divides GOP

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., says the House and the Senate are "180 degrees apart" on immigration legislation.
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Frank James (Jim) Sensenbrenner, Jr. (born June 14, 1943) is an American politician who has been a member of the Republican Party in the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing Wisconsin's 5th congressional district (map). The district, the state's richest, includes most of Milwaukee's suburbs, including Waukesha, West Bend, Germantown, Brookfield, Delafield, Mequon, New Berlin, Menomonee Falls and Wauwatosa. It was numbered as the 9th District until 2003. He has been a strong proponent of the Bush Administration's War on Terror.

He is the former Chairman of the House Science Committee and the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; when the Republicans lost control of the House, he finished his six-year term as Chairman, and was not able to be chosen as the Judiciary Committee's ranking minority member (that honor went to Lamar S. Smith of Texas). He is currently the Ranking Republican on the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Sensenbrenner was born in Chicago, Illinois, into a wealthy family. He was raised in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and attended the private Milwaukee Country Day School, from which he graduated in 1961. He matriculated at Stanford University and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1965. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1968.

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