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‘I will not seek reelection’

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Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.), the fiery chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced yesterday that he will not seek reelection this year, ending the congressional tenure of one of Capitol Hill 's most polarizing but effective figures.

Forced to relinquish the Ways and Means gavel at the end of this Congress because of GOP term limits on the post, Thomas announced the decision from his district office in Bakersfield, Calif., with his wife, Sharon, at his side.
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Jon Korein lives in the Philadelphia area. He has a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked as a programmer in research projects at UPenn and IBM, along with a number of smaller companies.

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