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House votes to form Select Committee on Benghazi

House votes to form Select Committee on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) --The House voted Thursday evening to establish a Select Committee that will investigate the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Gabrielle Levy
House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) --After months of partisan wrangling, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
Gabrielle Levy

Do-not-use advisory being lifted area by area in W.Va. chemical leak

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The do-not-use advisory for customers of West Virginia American Water affected by a chemical leak began being lifted area by area Monday, state officials said.

House resolution defends Christmas

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A group of U.S. lawmakers have introduced a resolution defending Christmas from grinches who might otherwise prefer to do away with holiday displays.
Threat closes Newtown, Conn., grade school

Threat closes Newtown, Conn., grade school

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- An unspecified threat Tuesday prompted officials to close an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., as most students in the town returned to school.
High Court upholds W.Va. redistricting

High Court upholds W.Va. redistricting

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the West Virginia Legislature's redistricting map that helps the state's three U.S. House incumbents.
Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- At least four Democrats in tough re-election fights said they will join Republicans in voting to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
GOP freshmen learning value of earmarks

GOP freshmen learning value of earmarks

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- House Republicans serving their first term in office are having a hard time sending bacon back to their districts without the use of earmarks, analysts said.

Rep. seeks compliance docs on Mariner Energy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A Democratic congressman Friday requested to see compliance documents for the Mariner Energy oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico a day earlier.
Politics 2010: 2 incumbents caught up in hard races

Politics 2010: 2 incumbents caught up in hard races

The road back to Washington won't be an easy one for two long-time West Virginia congressmen if they make it past the Democratic Primary Tuesday.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

House passes wildfire emergency-fund bill

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed a measure that would create an emergency fund to be used in the event of catastrophic wildfires.
Rahall: Plenty oil, gas available on lands

Rahall: Plenty oil, gas available on lands

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The equivalent of 14 years' worth of oil is available on U.S. public land already designated for drilling, congressional Democrats said Wednesday.
U.S. wilderness designations on the rise

U.S. wilderness designations on the rise

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Environmentalists say the U.S. Congress is on track to designate nearly as much land as pristine wilderness areas as has been done in the past five years.

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Think tanks wrapup

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of two wrap-ups for Nov. 20.
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Rep. Nick Rahall, D-WV, testifies before a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on the Mine Safety and Health Administrations mine safety programs on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 16, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Nick Joe Rahall II (born May 20, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1977, and the Chairman of the House Resources Committee. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes much of the southern portion of the state, including Huntington, Bluefield and Beckley. Rahall has served in Congress since 1977.

Rahall was born in Beckley. He is of Lebanese descent. His father was a businessowner with diverse holdings, including many radio stations throughout the state. Rahall graduated in 1971 from Duke University. Following his graduation, he attended graduate school at the George Washington University. He then went to work for the late Senator Robert Byrd (who was from nearby Sophia) as a staff member.

Rahall has been the Chairman of the Resources Committee since the Democrats won control of the House in 2007. He is also the second-most senior Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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