McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Senators looked to the Veterans Affairs nominee, Robert McDonald, for answers as talks for a compromise to fix the troubled department have stalled.
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West Virginia will have its first female U.S. senator

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CHARLESTON, W.Va., May 14 (UPI) --No matter who wins November's election, West Virginia is poised to send its first woman to the U.S. Senate with both major parties picking female candidates.
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After Target breach, FTC wants federal regulation

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WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Senate Commerce Committee called for federal standards to require companies to protect customer data following the massive security breach at Target last year.
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U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- At least three Senate committees are fighting for the right to filet U.S. retailer Target for its massive security breach, aides to the various committees said.

Senate Democrats happy with Obama staff changes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate say the changes in the White House staff this week could help President Obama recover from the healthcare debacle.

Report points to layoffs affecting safety attributable to the shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- All Consumer Product Safety Commission inspectors in the field who screen products at ports of entry are furloughed, a U.S. Senate panel report Friday said.
Lawmakers want probe of first responders radios at Navy Yard

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Two U.S. House members Monday called for an investigation into reports first responders' radios didn't work during the Washington Navy Yard massacre.

Cybersecurity bill clears Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A bill designed to improve the nation's cybersecurity sailed through the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee unanimously Tuesday.

Senator warns cruise lines to improve reporting of onboard crimes

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has put cruise lines "on notice" they must do a better job of reporting criminal incidents that occur on cruise ships.

Oil-by-rail scrutinized in U.S., Canada

OTTAWA, July 23 (UPI) -- Environmental activists in Canada say federal relief efforts regarding an oil train derailment in Quebec do little to allay public safety concerns.

Senate Dems favor allowing NASA to go ahead with asteroid capture plan

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats say a new bill would allow NASA to go ahead with its plan to lasso an asteroid as part of a future mission to send astronauts to Mars.
Obama sends Senate two NLRB nominations

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WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday nominated two new members of the National Labor Relations Board and withdrew nominations of two recess appointments.

U.S. military realm extends to cyberspace

BALTIMORE, July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department said it was starting to consider cyberspace one of the new frontiers for the military's focus.

NATO to review cybersecurity

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- A NATO official said the alliance would review cybersecurity initiatives when defense ministers meet next week in Brussels.

Levin presses Obama on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama reminding him of legislation regarding claims of Chinese cybercrimes.
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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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