Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Kerry: Leave Obama out of supercommittee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A ranking Democrat on the congressional supercommittee said there was no need to blame U.S. President Barack Obama for its lack of progress.

Jobless benefit-tax deal likely: Senators

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A deal to extend unemployment benefits along with tax cuts could be struck soon, leading senators from both parties said Sunday.
Kyl reaffirms block on nuclear arms pact

Kyl reaffirms block on nuclear arms pact

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kyl said Sunday he will keep blocking the nuclear arms treaty and blamed Sen. Harry Reid for overloading the Senate's lame-duck session.
Vote on new arms treaty postponed

Vote on new arms treaty postponed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- More guarantees are needed before the U.S. Senate will be ready to vote on a new strategic arms treaty with Russia, a key Republican lawmaker says.
Kyl concerned about Kagan's Gitmo views

Kyl concerned about Kagan's Gitmo views

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., said Sunday he had concerns about Elena Kagan's sharp critique of legislation on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees he helped draft.

Kyl: Healthcare proposals would cost $2T

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform proposals will increase government spending by $2 trillion, a Republican Party leader says.
Congresswoman confirmed for State post

Congresswoman confirmed for State post

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., has been confirmed as U.S. undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.

Kyl: Won't join Sotomayor 'racism' charge

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., said Sunday he won't join other Republicans in calling Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor a racist.

Senators keep filibuster option open

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader John Kyl said Sunday that Republicans might block President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Geithner defends stimulus aid to states

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner Wednesday defended proposals to send economic stimulus funds to states for use in plugging budget deficits.

Rep. Flake seen as rising Arizona star

PHOENIX, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is being tabbed as an up-and-comer in Arizona Republican circles and could be a contender for U.S. Senate, observers say.

Slain Phoenix broker's car found

PHOENIX, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Phoenix police say a luxury car belonging to a prominent real-estate broker found dead this week turned up in Southern California Thursday.

Kyl stays the course

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Leaving Iraq prematurely would result in ethnic cleansing that leave "blood on our hands, in effect," U.S. Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., said Sunday.

Dodd: Iraq policy 'asking for disaster'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, a Democratic presidential candidate, says President Bush's policy of sending more U.S. troops to Iraq "is asking for disaster."
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John Kyl
Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ) speaks on immigration reform at a press conference in Washington on April 6, 2006. Kyl urged for further amendments to be added to the immigration bill and was joined by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch).

John Henry Kyl (May 9, 1919–December 23, 2002), was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Iowa. He was the father of Jon Kyl, a Senator from Arizona, the current Senate Minority Whip.

Kyl was born in Wisner, Nebraska and graduated from Nebraska State Teachers College (Wayne, Nebraska) and the University of Nebraska. He was a teacher at Nebraska State Teachers College from 1940 to 1950. In the 1950s he moved to Bloomfield, Iowa where he joined his brother George in the clothing business. He also worked as a television journalist for KTVO, in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Kyl ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1958, losing to Democrat Steven V. Carter. However, Carter died on November 4, 1959 after less than one year in office. Kyl then won a special election to fill the vacancy. He continued to serve as the Representative from Iowa's 4th congressional district for two additional terms, but was defeated in the Democratic landslide in 1964. He recaptured his former seat in 1966, and then won re-election in 1968 and 1970. Reapportionment`after the 1970 census put him into the same district as incumbent Democrat Neal Edward Smith, who defeated him in the 1972 election.

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