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Rep. Issa tops Roll Call's list of richest 50 congressional members

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is at the top of the 50 Richest Members of Congress list, with holdings worth about $135 million, Roll Call reported.

Ethics agency referred 13 cases for review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics recommended the House Ethics Committee review 13 of 32 cases it opened during the 112th U.S. Congress, a report said.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Nevada gets more solar energy funds

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced an offer of more than $40 million to help Nevada build a solar power generating facility just outside of Las Vegas.

3 in Congress try to block Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Three Democratic members of Congress are trying to block a sale of $60 billion in U.S. military aircraft to Saudi Arabia, saying the Saudis are "anti-Israel."

Congressman describes Obama as 'uppity'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A Republican Georgia congressman reportedly used the term "uppity" Thursday in speaking of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Lawmakers oppose Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers are voicing bipartisan opposition to a plan to sell up to $20 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.

Pentagon says Nevada test is non-nuclear

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Department officials apologized to Congress for their "mushroom cloud" test plans that set off waves of concern among lawmakers.

Feds unveil Yucca Mountain cleanup plans

CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Department officials have announced plans to make Yucca Mountain a "clean" nuclear waste dump, but Nevada officials aren't happy.

Rep. DeLauro chairs DNC platform committee

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee Friday named Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the party's 16-member platform committee.

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 28, 2002

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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Gibbons: DOE ignored research reactors

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The Department of Energy understated the potential impact of transporting nuclear waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain storage site by failing to include the nation's research reactors in its environmental impact statement, Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., said
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

Missiles a minor threat to Yucca waste

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- (Editor's note: This is the second article in a four-part series from United Press International examining some of the scientific issues related to using Nevada
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

Nevada lawmakers vow fight over Yucca

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Nevada Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn, backed by the state's senators and congressmen, on Tuesday said he vetoed plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain outside Las Vegas to protect all Americans, not just his constituents.
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News
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WAP2002042355 - WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-NV, listens in as the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on energy and air quality debates the pros and cons of the having a permanent nuclear storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, on April 23, 2002, in Washington. .mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI
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Rochelle "Shelley" Berkley (born Rochelle Levine January 20, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999, and a candidate for U.S. Senate. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

The district includes most of the city of Las Vegas as well as the Las Vegas Strip. She is the second woman elected to Congress from Nevada, and the first elected as a Democrat.

Berkley moved with her family to Nevada when she was a junior high school student. Her mother is of Greek Jewish descent. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned a degree in political science and served as the UNLV Student Body President. She was also a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She then entered the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating with a degree in Law.

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