Chris Shays, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Chris Shays

American politician

Date of Birth: 18-Oct-1945

Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Profession: politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Chris Shays

  • Christopher Hunter Shays (born October 18, 1945) is an American politician.
  • He was a member of the United States House of Representatives and represented the 4th District of Connecticut.
  • He is a member of the Republican Party. Shays was the only Republican congressman from New England elected to the 110th United States Congress in the 2006 midterm elections.
  • His loss to Jim Himes in the 2008 election made New England's House delegation entirely Democratic in the 111th Congress.
  • He was the most senior member of the House of Representatives to be defeated in the 2008 election. In 2009, Shays was appointed to co-chair the Commission on Wartime Contracting.
  • The commission is an independent, bipartisan legislative commission established to study wartime contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Created in Section 841 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, this eight-member commission is mandated by Congress to study federal agency contracting for the reconstruction, logistical support of coalition forces, and the performance of security functions, in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • He co-chaired the government watchdog commission that identified and raised alarm over $60 billion of waste, fraud, and abuse in wartime contingency contracting and presented to Congress reforms to address this wasteful spending.Shays was a candidate for the 2012 Republican U.S.
  • Senate nomination to replace retiring Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman. However, he lost the August 14 primary to Linda McMahon.

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