Antiwar activists focus on Republicans

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Antiwar groups trying to drum up enough votes to force President Bush to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq are going after Republicans in Congress. It may be just a coincidence but two days after Americans Against Escalation in Iraq launched a campaign in New

Domenici breaks with Bush on Iraq

ALBUQUERQUE, July 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Thursday broke with President George W. Bush's Iraq War policy, calling for a major U.S. troop withdrawal by early next year.

U.S. back in nuclear warhead business

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 3 (UPI) -- The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has resumed production of plutonium detonators, the first production since 1989.

Ex-prosecutor: Firing a 'political hit'

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- One of eight U.S. attorneys abruptly fired by the Bush administration says his termination was an obvious "political hit."

Domenici admits U.S. attorney call

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Sunday admitted he contacted a U.S. Attorney, asking about the status of a corruption investigation involving Democrats.

Report: Domenici, Wilson pushed prosecutor

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico pressured a U.S. attorney to expedite indictments of a Democratic politician, it was reported.

Democrats' bill to cut oil consumption

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. Senate have offered an energy bill they say will cut domestic oil use to 12 million barrels a day in 2020 from the current 20 million.

Senate panel OKs Kempthorne nomination

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Wednesday approved by the nomination of Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne as Secretary of the Interior.

Nucor Corp. head urges more gas drilling

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 28 (UPI) -- The head of a big U.S. steel company says it is imperative that Washington allow more drilling for natural gas.

Bush wants foreign nuclear waste

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Bush administration wants to import nuclear waste from other countries to reprocess and keep out of the hands of terrorists, The Washington Post reports.

Senators clash over huge oil firm profits

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Partisan clashes erupted Wednesday at the start of a Senate hearing called to consider record oil company profits.

Arsenic removal project to be demonstrated

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Sandia National Laboratories will demonstrate new technology designed to remove arsenic from water next week in Rio Rancho, N.M.

Bush signs $12 billion energy bill

ALBURQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- President Bush signed a comprehensive energy bill Monday in New Mexico, home to a senator who did much to ensure the bill's passage.

Lawmakers to join Bush at Pope funeral

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A bipartisan congressional delegation is joining President Bush in Rome for Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Senate delegation to papal funeral named

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Tuesday a group of 14 senators will attend the April 8 Vatican funeral of Pope John Paul II.
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Pete Domenici
Former White House Chief of Staff, Howard Baker, left, and New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici face reporters at a party for first lady Nancy Reagan on August 15, 1988. Both men are being mentioned as possible vice presidential candidates for George Bush. (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)

Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is an American Republican politician, who served six terms as a United States Senator from New Mexico, from 1973 to 2009, the longest tenure in the state's history.

During Domenici's tenure in the Senate, he advocated waterway usage fees, nuclear power, and related causes. Domenici announced on October 4, 2007, his decision not to seek re-election to the Senate in 2008 for health reasons, in particular frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

Domenici serves as a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he focuses on budget and nuclear energy issues.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pete Domenici."
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