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‘Gang of Six’ warns of problems if U.S. deficit continues to balloon

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- A group of U.S. senators is crafting a bipartisan plan to cut $4.7 trillion from the budget deficit over 10 years, two of the group's leaders said Wednesday.
KATHERINE SHEPHERD, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
Gang of Six deficit busters lose Coburn

Gang of Six deficit busters lose Coburn

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators tackling the federal deficit is down to five active members, as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he was bowing out.
Rogue compromise

Rogue compromise

Six senators in Washington say they can see the writing on the wall regarding the nation's $14 trillion national debt.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Chambliss removes staffer over gay threat

Chambliss removes staffer over gay threat

ATLANTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Thursday he has removed a member of his staff because of a threatening anti-gay message posted online last week.

Threatening post came from Senate office

ATLANTA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A threatening anti-gay message posted online appears to have originated from the office of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., his staff said Wednesday.
Senate staffer probed in homophobic slur

Senate staffer probed in homophobic slur

ATLANTA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., is investigating an accusation that a member of his staff posted a threatening anti-gay message online, his office said.
Chambliss attacks 'reckless' Dem spending

Chambliss attacks 'reckless' Dem spending

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., blamed Democrats Saturday for "reckless" spending and called the $13 trillion debt a "dangerous" threat to the country.

GOP pledges to block immigration bill push

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Two Republican U.S. senators said Sunday they'll join other GOP lawmakers to block Democrats' efforts to push ahead with immigration reform.
Healthcare reform may reach high court

Healthcare reform may reach high court

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Healthcare reform, approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, could still face U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny, some Republicans say.
Palin stumps for Georgia's Chambliss

Palin stumps for Georgia's Chambliss

ATLANTA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has joined the list of Republican figures to campaign in Georgia for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, observers said.

Money pours into Ga. U.S. Senate runoff

ATLANTA, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Campaign documents show that the Republicans are making a high-priced stand in Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff election.

Gore campaigns for Senate candidate

ATLANTA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Former Vice President Al Gore is among big-name surrogates campaigning in Georgia, where one of the last two U.S. Senate races remains unsettled.

Outsiders involved in Ga. Senate runoff

ATLANTA, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Political celebrities and millions of dollars have poured into Georgia for the runoff between Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss and his Democratic rival.
Chambliss, Martin may have runoff in Ga.

Chambliss, Martin may have runoff in Ga.

ATLANTA, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., apparently will have a runoff election against Democrat Jim Martin after failing to win enough of the vote under Georgia law.

Ga. legislator wins Dem nod for Senate

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jim Martin, a longtime state legislator, won a primary runoff Tuesday in Georgia, making him the Democratic candidate to oppose U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) 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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Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr. (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a U.S. Representative (1995–2003).

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Chambliss attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 1994 Republican Revolution, representing the heavily Democratic Macon-based 8th District. During his four terms in the House, Chambliss served on the United States House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and chaired the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, which oversaw investigations of the intelligence community after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

When redistricting threatened his House seat in 2002, he announced a run for the U.S. Senate. He focused on the issue of national defense and homeland security during his campaign, and won with 53 percent of the vote. For several years he was the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and chaired the committee during the 109th Congress (2005–2007). In the 112th Congress (2011–2012) he is the ranking Republican on the Select Committee on Intelligence. He has a conservative voting record in the Senate, although he has participated in some bipartisan legislation.

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