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Powerful TV ad from gun safety group pressures GOP members of Congress

Powerful TV ad from gun safety group pressures GOP members of Congress

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --Everytown for Gun Safety released an ad trying to rally support from GOP senators for a bill that would place gun restrictions on domestic abusers.
Aileen Graef
Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) --Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain proposed competing bills this week in an effort to repair some of the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs health system.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. lawmakers support sanctions against Russia over Crimea invasion

U.S. lawmakers support sanctions against Russia over Crimea invasion

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say the best way to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from trying to seize more of Ukrainian territory is economic sanctions.

Senate committee OKs bill to sanction Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would offer aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for its incursion into Crimea.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and others on religious-freedom grounds.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she had vetoed Senate Bill 1062.
Kate Stanton
Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

TUCSON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The committee for the 2015 Arizona Super Bowl condemned the state's law that gives business the right to refuse service to the LGBT community.
Aileen Graef
McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians on grounds of religious objection.
Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., came out against Arizona Senate Bill 1062 that allows businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community based on religious beliefs.
Aileen Graef
Flake says he hopes Brewer vetoes same-sex service denial bill

Flake says he hopes Brewer vetoes same-sex service denial bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Saturday he hopes Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.
Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday's Senate vote to raise the federal debt limit will promote growth and help "provide certainty and stability."
Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday evening to pass the bipartisan budget deal and send it to President Barack Obama's desk for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
House approves funding, borrowing bill

House approves funding, borrowing bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bill funding the government and extending the borrowing limit, setting the stage for the end of the government shutdown.

Sen. Jeff Flake stung by scorpion

PHOENIX, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted early Thursday that he was stung by a scorpion.
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From left, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Secretary of Homeland Security Janet A. Napolitano, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Pia Carusone, chief of staff for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ), and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) listen as President Barack Obama speaks before signing the John M. Roll United States Courthouse Bill in the Oval Office of the White House, February 17, 2011 in Washington. President Obama signed the bill which names a federal courthouse in Yuma, Arizona after Judge John Roll who was a federal judge killed along with 18 others by Jared Loughner during a shooting in Tucson. UPI/Brendan Smialowski/Pool
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Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Flake (born December 31, 1962) is the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 6th congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Flake was born in Snowflake, Arizona (named in part for his great-great-grandfather, Mormon pioneer William J. Flake), was educated at Brigham Young University and was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to South Africa in the early 1980s. He worked in the public affairs sector after college and served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia and Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute before entering the House.

Flake is often among a handful of Republicans casting 'no' votes on bills most of his party supports.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jeff Flake."
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