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Newly- elected Sen. Jeff Flake sworn in to begin 113th Congress on Capitol Hill
Newly-elected Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), (L) places his hand on a Bible held by his wife Cheryl, as he takes part in a re-enactment of his swearing in by Vice President Joe Biden (R), in the Old Senate Chamber at the US Capitol, January 3, 2013, in Washington, DC. The senator was previously officially sworn in on the floor of the Senate to begin the 113th Congress. UPI/Mike Theiler
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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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