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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
Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The federal health exchange website remains up based on advice that shutting it down may not be best for fixing it, the top U.S. healthcare official said.
Sen. Cruz puts hold on Obama's FCC nominee

Sen. Cruz puts hold on Obama's FCC nominee

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is blocking the confirmation Tom Wheeler, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Communications Commission.
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
Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Rep. Capito tosses hat in 2014 Senate ring

Rep. Capito tosses hat in 2014 Senate ring

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., formally announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.
Rep. McCaul tops Roll Call's wealthy list

Rep. McCaul tops Roll Call's wealthy list

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The five richest members of Congress in 2012 are the same as last year, with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, at the top, Roll Call said.
House OKs controversial cybersecurity bill

House OKs controversial cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- A cybersecurity bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote despite a veto threat by President Obama.
Senator vows to fight coal removal veto

Senator vows to fight coal removal veto

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., vowed Thursday to fight the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a mountaintop removal mining process.
Rockefeller bill would delay EPA CO2 rule

Rockefeller bill would delay EPA CO2 rule

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., introduced a bill that would delay Environmental Protection Agency regulation of greenhouse gases from smokestacks.

Spy agency accused of improper listening

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee chairman says he's investigating charges that a U.S. intelligence agency is improperly listening in on phone calls of Americans abroad.

Bill would outlaw harsh interrogation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate and House intelligence committees have voted to approve a bill that would outlaw harsh interrogation methods used by the United States.

AT&T, Verizon generous to Sen. Rockefeller

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Top executives at AT&T and Verizon gave generous campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV while seeking immunity for eavesdropping.

Democrats complain about Medicare handbook

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats in Washington are criticizing a new Medicare handbook they feel is weighted toward private insurance plans.

Panel wants intelligence cost reports

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush would have to tell the public each year how much the National Intelligence Program costs under a new Senate authorization bill.
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Sen. John D. Rockefeller, IV, D-WV, speaks during the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about reforming the intelligence community on July 20, 2004, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia; he was first elected in 1984. He was the 29th Governor of West Virginia, from 1977 to 1985. As a great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, he is the only current politician of the prominent six-generation Rockefeller family and the only Democrat in what has been a traditionally progressive Republican dynasty.

John Davison Rockefeller IV was born at New York Hospital in New York City to John D. Rockefeller III and Blanchette Ferry Hooker just 26 days after the death of his great-grandfather John D. Rockefeller. Jay Rockefeller graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (1955) and from Harvard University (1961) with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Far Eastern Languages and History, after having spent three years studying Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo.

After college, Rockefeller worked for the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., under President John F. Kennedy, where he developed a friendship with Attorney General Robert Kennedy and worked as an assistant to Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver. He served as the Operations Director for the Corps' largest overseas program, in the Philippines. He continued his public service in the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) (1964-65), under President Lyndon B. Johnson, during which time he moved to Emmons, West Virginia.

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