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Bill Thomas

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Bill Thomas

William Marshall Thomas (born December 6 1941), commonly known as Bill Thomas, American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing the 22nd District of California (map (http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/ca22_109.gif)). He is currently the Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, though term limits prevent him from retaining that position after 2006. His position in this committee makes him one of the most powerful members of Congress. When The Washingtonian polled congressional aides on the "best and worst" of Congress, Thomas was voted #1 for "brainiest," "workhorse," "meanest" and overwhelmingly for "hottest temper."[1] (http://www.washingtonian.com/inwashington/bwcongress.html) He was born in Wallace, Idaho, was educated at San Francisco State University, and was a faculty member at Bakersfield Community College and a member of the California Assembly before entering the House.

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