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Charles Christopher Cox (born October 16 1952), American politician, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1989, representing the 48th District of California (map). Since 1995, Cox has been Chairman of the House Policy Committee , the 5th ranking position in the House Republican leadership (behind the Speaker, the Majority Leader, the Majority Whip, and the Chair of the House Republican Conference). He is also Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was educated at the University of Southern California, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. Cox was a lawyer, a lecturer on business administration at Harvard Business School, a businessman, and senior associate counsel to President Ronald Reagan (1986-1988) before entering the House. He is also known for chairing the committee that produced the controversial Cox report, an indictment of Chinese espionage and criticism of the Clinton administration's handling of intelligence security.
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