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Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators offered a proposal to revamp the country's immigration laws Monday, saying the time is here to begin fixing the system
Jeb Bush: U.S. needs total immigration fix

Jeb Bush: U.S. needs total immigration fix

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The United States needs an immigration policy that limits "family reunification" and encourages workers with needed skills, former Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday.
Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, at times overcome by emotion, urged lawmakers to tackle the nation's debt so it won't be passed on to future generations.

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McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Flake wins Kyl's Senate seat in Arizona

PHOENIX, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Republicans held on to Jon Kyle's U.S. Senate seat Tuesday and added Arizona's 11 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's total.
Schweikert wins 'family feud' in Arizona

Schweikert wins 'family feud' in Arizona

PHOENIX, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Arizona voters have decided the fight card for the November elections for U.S. House and Senate races.
Flake appears to be Ariz. primary winner

Flake appears to be Ariz. primary winner

Early returns in Arizona showed Rep. Jeff Flake with a lead over Wil Cardon in the Republican race to nominate a candidate to hold retiring Sen. Jon Kyl's seat.
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Giffords officially vacates House seat

Giffords officially vacates House seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., officially resigned from Congress Wednesday to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound she got during a 2011 shooting spree.
GOP senators float tax credit idea

GOP senators float tax credit idea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday he and other Senate Republicans prefer a tax credit instead of an extension of the payroll tax cut.

Draft would defund parts of healthcare law

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans Thursday released a draft spending bill that would cut off funding for many parts of the U.S. healthcare reform law.
Arts grants come under fire in House

Arts grants come under fire in House

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman has questioned National Endowment of the Arts grants to San Francisco mimes and an international accordion festival.
GOP: Fanatics' bullets don't shape U.S.

GOP: Fanatics' bullets don't shape U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The United States' future won't be shaped by "the bullets of fanatics," Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in his party's weekly address Saturday.
People long for more civilized society

People long for more civilized society

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The killing of six people in Tucson is another example of the anguished mental state of many people, said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

House spending panel chief ripped for pork

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Conservative Republicans say they're outraged that a veteran U.S. lawmaker with a history of seeking earmarks is tapped to lead a key spending committee.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jeff Flake."
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