Senate Republicans may bar stem cell bill

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Legislation to ease federal stem cell restrictions looks likely to pass in the House, but a similar bill in the Senate -- which also appears to have enough votes to pass -- could get stymied by Republican leadership who may not allow it to come to a vote,

PoliSci: Bills aim to ban, protect cloning

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- A bill expected to be introduced this week will round out a quartet of congressional legislation laying bare the choice to either protect or ban human cloning for research and therapeutic medical purposes.

Groups seek to save NIH brain collection

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Scientists, consumer groups and patient-advocates have embarked upon efforts -- including petitioning members of Congress and seeking storage space at a Canadian university -- to prevent the National Institutes of Health from destroying an irreplaceable c
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WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's claim that she personally carried North Korean missile plans back to Pakistan raised concerns on Capitol Hill Monday.

Brownback calls on U.N. chief to resign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., called Wednesday for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to resign if he cannot end the genocide in Sudan.

Brownback looks at '08 GOP nomination

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, who has a strong following among U.S. social conservatives, is mulling a run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

GOP lawmakers push increase in indecency fine

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Congress are again pushing to increase Federal Communication Commission fines for broadcasting material perceived as indecent. House Telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

Brownback to chair Helsinki Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Wednesday he had picked U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., to chair the Helsinki Commission.

Anti-abortion lawmakers to join Senate panel

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Looking to exert stronger control over the body next year, conservative Senate GOP leaders are adding two anti-abortion lawmakers to the Judiciary Committee, a sign of the importance Republicans are placing on the potential fight over nominees to the Supr

Christian Coalition hears GOP speakers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Christian Coalition said it was hosting a training conference Friday in Washington with several GOP congressional and state leaders as speakers.

Space Watch: NASA gets a budget boost

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the attempt by NASA to fulfill the vision of President George W. Bush to resume missions to the moon and, eventually, send humans to Mars. This week: The Senate Appropriations Committee gave supporters of the Bush administration'
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GOP announces more convention speakers

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A former Miss America is among those added Tuesday by the Republican National Committee to the line up of speakers at its upcoming New York convention.

Bush invites Apollo team to White House

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush has asked the Apollo 11 astronauts and their families to join him in a private meeting in the Oval Office next week, administration officials told United Press International.
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Two U.S. lawmakers visit Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, June 26 (UPI) -- Two U.S. lawmakers were in Sudan Saturday to assess the crisis in the conflict-torn western Darfur region, the Voice of America reported.

Analysis: A reinvented NASA -- again?

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- President Bush must order a complete restructuring of the U.S. civilian space program in order to realize his vision of returning Americans to the moon and sending human missions to Mars and out into the solar system. So said the commission Bush convened
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International
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Sam Brownback
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) meets with lobbyist following three Senate votes on stem cells, in Washington on July 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Samuel Dale "Sam" Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the 46th and current Governor of Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Kansas from 1996 to 2011, and as a U.S. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district from 1995 to 1996. As a Senator, he was featured in the documentary series How Democracy Works Now: Twelve Stories. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, withdrawing before the primaries.

Sam Brownback was born in Garnett, Kansas to Nancy and Robert Brownback. He was raised in a farming family in Parker, Kansas; his ancestors, of German descent, settled in Kansas after leaving Pennsylvania following the Civil War. Brownback was state president of the Kansas FFA Association, and was one of the national vice presidents of the National FFA Organization from 1976 to 1977. While at Kansas State University, he was elected student body president and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1982.

After college, Brownback spent approximately a year working as a broadcaster; he hosted a weekly half-hour show.

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