Analysis: Sens. extend renewable tax break

THE DALLES, Ore., April 11 (UPI) -- The Senate extended tax credits for renewable energy yesterday, prolonging the economic incentives the renewable industry currently receives.

Bush unsure of NIE findings probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush isn't sure it's necessary for a panel to look into the findings of the National Intelligence Estimate, the White House said.

Means test for Medicare drug plan sought

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is backing a proposal to charge upper-income seniors more for using Medicare's prescription drug benefit, officials said.

Sens. Schumer, Ensign debate ethics

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and John Ensign spent Sunday debating whose party has a better recent track record when it comes to ethics.

GOP: Ethics panel should look at Craig

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Republican leaders circled the wagons Tuesday, saying they will recommend the Senate Ethics Committee review Sen. Larry Craig's conduct.

Republicans told to blog, blog, blog

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- A guidebook issued to Republican Senate candidates said mainstream media is old news and encourages extensive use of videos and Internet blogging.

Senate Democrats ahead in money war

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brought in more than twice as much money in April as its Republican counterpart.

McConnell, Lott to lead Senate GOP

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, who lost his leadership post in 2002 because of racially insensitive remarks, was elected as his party's second in command.

Jimmy Carter's son wins Nevada primary

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jack Carter, the son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, has won the Nevada Democratic primary for the Senate, but will be an underdog in November voting.

Senate passes parent consent abortion bill

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- An abortion bill that would illegalize the transportation of a minor over state lines to skirt parental notification laws has passed the U.S. Senate.

Senate votes Social Security for illegals

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Illegal aliens could collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment if a U.S. Senate bill passed Thursday becomes law.

Asbestos law suffers major setback

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Legislation to set up a $140 billion fund to compensate asbestos poisoning victims suffered a major setback Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.

President Carter's son enters Senate race

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Another political dynasty could be in the making as Jack Carter, son of President Jimmy Carter, announces he's running for the U.S. Senate from Nevada.

Push for telecom deregulation moves ahead

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Telecom deregulation is vital to U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace, Republican lawmakers and deregulation advocates said this week, but opponents f

Wireless World: Spychips invading privacy?

CHICAGO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Chips that track boxes on trucks and ships soon may be sophisticated enough to monitor every move of consumers, a controversial new book claims.
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John Ensign
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivers remarks on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 after the Senate passed the bill in Washington on February 10, 2009. The bill passed with a vote of 61-37 and will next go to conference with the House for final negotiation. McConnell was joined by Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) (L), Sen John Thune (R-SD) (2nd-L) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is a former United States Senator from Nevada, serving from January 2001 until he resigned amid an investigation of ethics violation in May 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the former chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Ensign was born in Roseville, California, to Sharon Lee Cipriani and a father whose surname was Mueller; his maternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Ensign says that he is one eighth (1/8) Filipino American, his Philippine-born paternal grandfather having been half-Filipino and half-German. Ensign's family moved to Nevada when he was a child. His mother remarried Michael S. Ensign, a gaming industry executive who subsequently became chairman of the board of directors of Mandalay Bay, and who adopted John.

Ensign attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and later graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Colorado State University in 1985 and entered veterinary practice soon after. He then became a successful businessman, opening a 24-hour animal hospital in Las Vegas. He owned two animal hospitals before entering politics.

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