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Lee Rogers in the 25th Congressional District
Lee Rogers in the 25th Congressional District

When Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon retires this year, California will lose a veteran lawmaker. As chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, McKeon, a Republican from Santa Clarita, has fought to maintain Pentagon funding and to block cuts to defense programs in the 25th Congressional District, home to Edwards Air Force Base near Lancaster, Air Force Plant 42 near Palmdale and numerous aerospace contractors. He's been a reliable conservative GOP vote over his two decades in Congress, but he has also shown a willingness to work across party lines for the benefit of the district, helping to designate thousands of acres across the San Gabriel Mountains as...

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