Senate committee OKs indecency bill

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee has approved a bill to extend a federal watchdog agency's authority over broadcast of one-time, fleeting expletives or images.

Rockefeller attacks TV violence, sex

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., was showing clips at a committee meeting to make a point about TV sex and violence when a colleague asked him to turn them off.

Dems, FCC chair spar over media ownership

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats and the Federal Communications Commission sparred over media ownership and what drives competition at a committee hearing. Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee cautioned the Republican-controlled agency about relaxing the numbe

Democrats put Pentagon under scrutiny

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Covert activities carried out by the Pentagon for U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are coming under scrutiny by the new Democratic Congress.

Rockefeller: Cheney pressured committee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney tried to stall a Senate investigation into flawed intelligence on Iraq, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said Thursday.

Rockefeller: Iraq invasion has hurt U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the United States would be better off if it had stayed out of Iraq.

Mine-safety bill sent for Senate vote

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- New legislation sent to the Senate floor would require all mines to have state-of-the-art two-way wireless communications and tracking systems in place within the next three years.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

Iraq intelligence probe may be delayed

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- A move in the U.S. Senate committee investigating the Bush administration's handling of Iraqi intelligence leading up to the invasion may delay any conclusions.

Injured soldier told to pay for body armor

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Pentagon is being challenged for demanding a West Virginia Army officer who was wounded in Iraq pay $700 for his damaged body armor.

Senator: CIA case warrants new intel probe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a "full and serious congressional investigation into the potential misuse of intelligence."

Byrd seeks record 9th term

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., will run for a record ninth term in the U.S. Senate.

Senate intro transportation security bill

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A bill introduced this week by three U.S. senators would strengthen and boost funding for the Transportation Security Administration. "The bill that we introduce today recognizes transportation security as a national security function and an economic ne

Analysis: Cable crackdown coming?

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Cable TV operators are launching a costly campaign to educate consumers on how to block potentially offensive material, but is the industry a day late and a dollar short in its effort to avoid federal legislation extending broadcast indecency regulation t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Health Biz: Medicaid lines become clearer

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Democrats begin to lay out their positions on Medicaid reform during Michael Leavitt's nomination hearing to become HHS secretary and other health industry news.

Senate confirms Goss as new CIA head

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday approved Rep. Porter Goss as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Jay Rockefeller
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) (L) participates in the re-enactment of his swearing-in with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia, a position he held from 1977 to 1985. Rockefeller moved to Emmons, West Virginia to serve as a VISTA worker in 1964, and was first elected to public office in the state, as a member of the House of Delegates, in 1966. Rockefeller was later elected Secretary of State in 1968 and was president of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1973 to 1976.

As a great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, he is the only currently-serving politician of the prominent six-generation Rockefeller family and the only Democrat in what has been a traditionally Republican dynasty.

John Davison Rockefeller IV was born at New York Hospital in New York City to John D. Rockefeller III and Blanchette Ferry Hooker just 26 days after the death of his great-grandfather John D. Rockefeller. Jay Rockefeller graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1955 and from Harvard College in 1961 with an A.B. in Far Eastern Languages and History, after having spent three years studying Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo.

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