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At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, won't seek eighth term

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Seven-term U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, said Tuesday he will not seek re-election.
House sends Senate spending bill without Obamacare funding

House sends Senate spending bill without Obamacare funding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- With a government shutdown looming, the Republican-controlled U.S. House early Sunday sent the Senate a stopgap spending bill that would defund Obamacare.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Orrin Hatch wins re-election in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- There were no surprises Tuesday in Utah where Mitt Romney carried the state's six electoral votes and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was elected to a seventh term.
Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.

Opponents out-raise at-risk House members

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Many incumbent House members considered vulnerable in the November elections took in less money than their opponents, fundraising reports indicated.
House GOP, 5 Dems vote to repeal Obamacare

House GOP, 5 Dems vote to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Five Democrats joined U.S. House Republicans Wednesday in voting again to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law that has come to be known as Obamacare.
Huntsman won't be at Republican convention

Huntsman won't be at Republican convention

SALT LAKE CITY, July 6 (UPI) -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he will not attend this year's Republican National Convention or any other until the party changes its ways.
Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- At least four Democrats in tough re-election fights said they will join Republicans in voting to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
Blue Dog Dems scrap to keep members

Blue Dog Dems scrap to keep members

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition of Democrats, hit hard by the 2012 midterm elections, faces another election that could be tough on its ranks.
House disapproves debt ceiling hike

House disapproves debt ceiling hike

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A resolution disapproving President Obama's plans to raise the debt ceiling another $1.2 trillion has been sent to the U.S. Senate after passing the House.
Pelosi yields some powers to her caucus

Pelosi yields some powers to her caucus

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Nancy Pelosi has accepted some curbs on her appointment powers in a compromise approved by House Democrats.

GOP wins House, Senate seats in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Utah maintained its solid Republican strength Tuesday by re-electing its GOP governor, U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and two of three Republican House candidates.

Ban on importing nuclear waste advances

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A House committee has approved a bill that would ban the importation of low-level nuclear waste to the United States.
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Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah) participates in the third annual Zestiest Legislator Contest in Washington D.C. on June 22, 2004. The contest is hosted by "Chile Pepper" magazine. (UPI Photo/ Rick Steele)
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James David "Jim" Matheson (born March 21, 1960) is the U.S. Representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes eastern Salt Lake City.

Matheson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and obtained a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. His father, Scott M. Matheson, served as Governor of Utah from 1977 to 1985, and his brother, Scott Matheson, Jr., was the 2004 Democratic nominee for Governor. Matheson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Prior to entering politics, Matheson worked in the energy field, working for several different companies and studying environmental policy. He later started his own energy consulting firm.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jim Matheson."
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