Estate tax now up to Senate

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he will bring a bill permanently cutting the estate tax to the floor if he can be sure it will get a vote.

Senate rejects Democratic Iraq resolutions

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The Senate rejected two Democratic-sponsored resolutions Thursday that called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, albeit on different schedules.

High energy scans more efficient at ports

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- A new imaging system could make cargo screening more accurate and able to catch threats such as radioactive or nuclear material.

Kennedy tries to block Cape Cod wind farm

HYANNIS PORT, Mass., April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., has teamed up with Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, to block a 130-turbine wind energy project off Cape Cod near Kennedy's home.

Final Alito vote set for Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. senators voted late Monday to end debate on the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito, clearing the way for a final confirmation vote.

U.S. Senate passes defense bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a $491.6 billion defense bill, but voted down an amendment that calls for a timetable on withdrawing from Iraq.

Levin pushes new plan for Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The United States must change course in Iraq and should use troop reductions as a bargaining chip in the country's political process, said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mi

Senate approves Pryor judgeship nomination

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Former Alabama Attorney General William Pryor was approved Thursday for a lifelong seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals in a 53-45 vote of the U.S. Senate.

GOP ranks shaken by Bolton nomination

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The battle over John Bolton, President Bush's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is not a competition between Senate Democrats and Republicans. It'

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 22 (UPI) -- The White House held fire Friday over reports that former Secretary of State Colin Powell may have a role in the delay in confirmation of a new U.N. envoy.

Energy bill clears House hurdle

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- House Republicans have successfully pushed through an energy policy bill and the question now is whether the legislation will win Senate approval in its current form.

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WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- In a surprising move, a Senate panel failed Tuesday to approve the nomination of U.N. ambassador-designate John Bolton in the face of vehement opposition from D
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Lincoln Chafee
WAP2003010916 - WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., speaks at a news conference where he and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., not pictured, introduced a bill to freeze the top tax rate until the budget is balanced on Jan. 9, 2003, on Capitol Hill. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Lincoln Davenport Chafee ( /ˈtʃeɪfiː/ chay-fee; born March 26, 1953) is an American politician who has been the 74th Governor of Rhode Island since January 2011. Prior to his election as Governor, Chafee served in the United States Senate as a Republican from 1999 until losing his Senate re-election bid in 2006 to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. In 2007 he left the Republican Party and became an Independent. He is the first Independent to serve as Governor of Rhode Island since John Collins, who served 1786-1790.

A Rhode Island native educated at Phillips Academy and Brown University, Chafee worked as a professional farrier for seven years before entering state politics in 1985. He was a delegate to the Rhode Island State Constitutional Convention, a member of the Warwick, Rhode Island city council, and later the mayor of Warwick. Chafee was appointed to the United States Senate in 1999 upon the death of his father, Senator John Chafee, and was re-elected in the 2000 Senate election for a full six-year term.

Chafee was a supporter of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential bid. On January 4, 2010, Chafee declared his intent to run for Governor of Rhode Island. Prior to entering the gubernatorial race he was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.

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