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Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., retiring at end of current term

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Rep. Rush Holt Jr., D-N.J., a dogged advocate for scientific research, announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election to a ninth term.

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., announced she's leaving Congress to run for county supervisor in her home state.
Cory Booker wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

Cory Booker wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker won Tuesday's Democratic primary and is the favorite to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Frank Lautenberg, results showed.
Poll: Booker likely to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator

Poll: Booker likely to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator

HAMDEN, Conn., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Newark Mayor Cory Booker appears to be a shoo-in to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator, a Quinnipiac University poll indicated Wednesday.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

TRENTON, N.J., June 8 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker Saturday announced he is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant after the death this week of Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

Booker, Christie cruising in New Jersey elections poll

TRENTON, N.J., June 10 (UPI) -- A poll Monday suggests New Jersey's two most popular political figures, Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, are cruising toward election wins.

Markey proposes halt to oil, gas exports

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. oil and natural gas should stay in the domestic market to ensure regional energy security, two East Coast Democratic lawmakers said.

House votes to limit junket spending

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted Tuesday to restrict spending on federal agency conferences and limit the number of workers who can participate in them.

Oil, politics need openness, bill says

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the United States introduced a measure that would require oil companies to reveal how much they spent on campaign contributions.
U.S. says most oil, gas acreage is idle

U.S. says most oil, gas acreage is idle

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- More than two-thirds of the onshore and offshore acreage leased for oil and natural gas exploration remains idle, the U.S. Department of Interior said.

Disposal of soldiers' remains questioned

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman says he wrote to the Pentagon two months ago about a military mortuary's practice of dumping troops' cremated body parts in a landfill.

Bill would give bonus for paper ballots

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Legislation introduced in Congress would give cash bonuses to U.S. counties and states that switch to paper ballots by the November election.

Ashcroft queried by House panel

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman said he won't reveal specifics about the panel's closed-door hearing with former Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Officials oppose voting reform bill

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Groups representing officials at the state and local levels are petitioning Congress to nix a bill that would require paper records for electronic voting.

Lawsuit tries to keep N.J. base open

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A federal lawsuit tries to block the Defense Department from closing Fort Monmouth, N.J., a base on the Jersey Shore.
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Rush Dew Holt, Jr. (born October 15, 1948, Weston, West Virginia) is an American Democratic Party politician and the current U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 12th Congressional District. He is currently the only Quaker in the Congress and one of only a few dozen members of Congress who have a PhD.

Rush D. Holt was born to Rush D. Holt Sr., who served as a United States Senator for West Virginia (1935–1941), and his wife Helen Holt, the first woman to be appointed West Virginia Secretary of State (1957–1959). Holt Sr. was the youngest person ever to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, at age 29. He died of cancer when Rush was six years old.

Holt graduated with a BA degree in physics from Carleton College in Minnesota, and holds MS and PhD degrees in physics from New York University. The title of his doctoral dissertation is "Calcium absorption lines and solar activity: a systematic program of observations" and is available from University Microfilms International as document number 8127915.

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