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Tom DeLay

Tom Delay (born April 8, 1947) is Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Well known for his staunch conservative stances in foreign and domestic policy, the Texas Republican and former insect exterminator was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. In 1994 he was elected by his Republican colleagues to be Majority Whip. With the retirement of fellow Texan Richard Armey from the House, Delay was selected to by House Majority Leader for the 108th Congress.

DeLay blames Senate Democrats and what he dubbed "BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything) environmentalists" for blocking legislative solutions to problems such as the 2003 U.S.-Canada blackout. [1]

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