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Sen. Jeff Flake heads The Hill's beautiful people list

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., tops the 10th edition of The Hill's list of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington, released Wednesday.
Senate confirms Labor chief Perez, EPA head McCarthy

Senate confirms Labor chief Perez, EPA head McCarthy

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Two more vacancies in President Obama's Cabinet were filled Thursday as the U.S. Senate confirmed Labor Department and Environmental Protection Agency heads.
Thousands remember Granite Mountain Hotshots at Prescott memorial

Thousands remember Granite Mountain Hotshots at Prescott memorial

PRESCOTT, Ariz., July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in an Arizona wildfire were "an elite unit in every sense of that phrase."
Firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire identified

Firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire identified

YARNELL, Ariz., July 1 (UPI) -- The federal government Monday was in the process of taking command of Arizona's deadly Yarnell Hill fire from the state, officials said.
Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's bipartisan passage of sweeping immigration reform sent to the House, leaving Speaker John Boehner in a quandary, given his divided party.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.
Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday voted down an amendment that would have required border security triggers before immigrants be given legal status.

Senators: Obama should keep distance from immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is likely to hurt immigration reform's chances if he gets more involved with lobbying for it, Gang of Eight senators said Wednesday.

Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Obama's choice for ATF

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee held a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday on B. Todd Jones, acting director of the alcohol, tobacco and firearms agency.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she supports immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- An immigration reform bill may have the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster after U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said Sunday she supports it.

Arizona mom, in Mexican jail, says she reads Scripture to survive

NOGALES, Mexico, May 30 (UPI) -- Yanira Maldonado, in her Nogales, Mexico, jail cell, said she relies on Scripture to survive since being accused of attempting to smuggle marijuana.

Family of woman jailed in Mexico says she is innocent

HERMOSILLO, Mexico, May 29 (UPI) -- An Arizona mother of seven has spent the last week in a Mexican jail, accused of smuggling marijuana, but family members say she is the victim of a mistake.

Some senators seek more cuts in U.S. farm subsidies

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators hope to cut even more from the $955 billion farm bill before it comes up for a floor vote.
Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 Tuesday night to send U.S. immigration reform legislation to the Senate floor.

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam.
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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.

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