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Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --The Democrats may have agreed to join a House Select Committee on Benghazi, but they're making no effort to disguise their distaste for the process.
Gabrielle Levy
Pelosi names Democrats to Benghazi committee [UPDATE]

Pelosi names Democrats to Benghazi committee [UPDATE]

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with Speaker John Boehner Wednesday to discuss Democrats' participation in a special committee formed to investigate Benghazi.
Gabrielle Levy
GOP names Benghazi panel, Dems consider boycott

GOP names Benghazi panel, Dems consider boycott

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) --Speaker John Boehner announced the six Republicans who make up the majority of the select committee on Benghazi, as Democrats considered how to respond.
Gabrielle Levy
Articles of impeachment against AG Eric Holder to be filed

Articles of impeachment against AG Eric Holder to be filed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Eleven U.S. House Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder, an action one lawmaker said wasn't done lightly.
Bachmann shuns 'political correctness'

Bachmann shuns 'political correctness'

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 31 (UPI) -- After accusing two public officials of ties to radical Islam, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she can't choose political correctness "over national security."

GOP redistricting bolsters incumbents

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Republicans are using the power of redistricting to shore up support for current members of Congress, rather than make inroads in new areas, observers say.

Congressman describes Obama as 'uppity'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A Republican Georgia congressman reportedly used the term "uppity" Thursday in speaking of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

GOP talks energy after House adjourns

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- About 20 U.S. House Republicans remained in chambers Friday instead of leaving Washington for the August recess, talking about energy issues

TV satire shows offer new political arena

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Satirical TV series such as "The Daily Show" have become a new path for Washington politicians to reach U.S. voters, but also contain hazards.

Georgia legislators may redraw districts

ATLANTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Republican in the Georgia Legislature will soon decide whether to move ahead redrawing the state's congressional district boundaries.

Georgia U.S. Reps. want new district lines

ATLANTA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Georgia General Assembly, led by Republicans for the first time since reconstruction, is being pressed to redraw the state's congressional lines.

GOP unveils Ten Commandments bill

ATLANTA, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers in Georgia State Tuesday unveiled their plan to allow government agencies to post the Ten Commandments in public places.

Georgia bill would allow 10 Commandments

ATLANTA, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Georgia legislators drafted a bill in Atlanta Tuesday they say would allow posting the Ten Commandments in courthouses and other public buildings.
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Lynn A. Westmoreland (b. April 2, 1950, Atlanta, Georgia), a politician from the U.S. state of Georgia, has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005, serving as a Republican representing Georgia's 3rd congressional district. The district, which was numbered as the 8th District during his first term, stretches from the far southern Atlanta suburbs to the suburbs of Columbus.

Prior to his election to the United States Congress, Westmoreland owned a construction company and worked as a real estate developer after dropping out of Georgia State University. He also served in the Georgia House of Representatives beginning in 1993 and began serving as the House Republican Leader in 2001, until he resigned from that position to pursue his Congressional campaign in late 2003. He continued to serve in the Georgia House until his election to the U.S. House in 2004.

During his time as the Republican Leader in the Georgia House, he led the fight against redistricting by the Democratic majority in 2001, and then was instrumental in the re-redistricting that took place in 2005 after Republicans won control of the Georgia legislature in the 2004 elections.

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