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2 GOP lawmakers: Raise top earners' taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A Republican plan to offset an extension of a U.S. payroll tax cut could involve raising taxes on high-income people, two Republican senators said.
GOP attacks recess appointment of Berwick

GOP attacks recess appointment of Berwick

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., slammed President Obama's recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to lead the federal agency overseeing Medicare and Medicaid.

U.S. Marines want name recognition

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Actor and Marine Corps veteran R. Lee Ermey says he backs a bill to rename the Department of the Navy the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

Sens.: Gitmo detainees not coming to Kan.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The two Republican U.S. senators representing Kansas say they are confident terrorism detainees would not be moved to an Army post in the state.
McConnell donates money from Stevens

McConnell donates money from Stevens

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office said he is giving to charity $10,000 he received for his campaign from indicted Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.

Congress briefed on waterboarding in 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- CIA officials were met with approval when they briefed members of the U.S. Congress in September 2002 on the tactic of waterboarding, it was reported Sunday.

Fact twisting alleged in U.S. Senate probe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former CIA operative Valerie Plame accused U.S. Senate Republicans of twisting the facts about the selection of her husband for a mission to Niger.

Senate passes S-CHIP expansion

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday gave final legislative approval to the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Kan. town contaminated after oil spill

COFFEYVILLE, Kan., July 4 (UPI) -- An inspection of Coffeyville, Kan., areas affected by flooding and an oil spill has found some residences are not yet safe to enter.

Rockefeller: Cheney pressured committee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney tried to stall a Senate investigation into flawed intelligence on Iraq, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said Thursday.

Rockefeller: Iraq invasion has hurt U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the United States would be better off if it had stayed out of Iraq.

Iraq report secrecy draws criticism

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he's disappointed the White House is trying to keep secret parts of a report on the run-up to the Iraq war.

Iraq intelligence probe may be delayed

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- A move in the U.S. Senate committee investigating the Bush administration's handling of Iraqi intelligence leading up to the invasion may delay any conclusions.

Senate panel nixes Bush surveillance probe

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- A Republican-dominated U.S. Senate committee has sided with U.S. President George Bush and voted down a probe of his use of warrantless wiretapping.

Officials: Take bin Laden tape seriously

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers said Sunday threats against America in the latest audiotape by Osama bin Laden should be taken very seriously.
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Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) participates in the re-enactment of his swearing-in with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Charles Patrick "Pat" Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is the junior United States Senator from Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he was formerly the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He holds conservative positions on most issues.

Roberts was born in Topeka, Kansas, to Ruth B. Patrick and C. Wesley Roberts. His father served for four months as Chairman of the Republican National Committee under Dwight D. Eisenhower. Roberts's great-grandfather, J.W. Roberts, was the founder of the Oskaloosa Independent, which claims to be the second-oldest newspaper in Kansas.

Roberts graduated in 1954 from high school in Holton, Kansas. He went on to earn a B.A. in Journalism from Kansas State University in 1958, where he became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. From 1958 to 1962, he served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Roberts was a reporter and editor for several Arizona newspapers before joining the staff of Republican Kansas Senator Frank Carlson in 1967. In 1969, he became administrative assistant to Kansas's 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius.

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