DeLay represents the 22nd District of Texas. As House Majority Whip, he is the third-ranking party leader in the House. It is his charge to see that the Republican legislative agenda is completed.
DeLay also serves on the House Appropriations Committee.
Rep. Tom DeLay
A three-way race in 1994 brought DeLay his position as majority whip, despite opposition from then-Speaker-elect Newt Gingrich.
Born in Laredo, Texas, in 1947, DeLay did undergraduate work at Baylor University and later graduated from the University of Houston. He ran his own business, Albo Pest, in
He and his wife, Christine, have a grown daughter, Danielle.
Sen. Bill Frist
According to his official biography, Frist pioneered many innovative diagnostic and surgical techniques, and performed more than 200 heart and lung transplant procedures. His list of "firsts" includes the first lung transplant in Tennessee, the first pediatric heart transplant in Tennessee, and the first successful combined heart-lung transplant in the South.
In 1994, Frist won the Tennessee Senate seat once held by Andrew Jackson. Among his congressional projects have been efforts to save Medicare, balance the budget, and reduce the burden of taxes and regulations on families and small business.
He is the Senate's only physician and medical scientist and, when he was elected to the Senate in 1993, he became the first physician elected to the Senate in nearly 70 years. He also is a licensed commercial pilot.
He and his wife, Karyn, have three sons, Harrison, Jonathan, and Bryan.
|Victim John Gibson|
|Victim Jacob Chestnut|
Jacob Chestnut was one of the Capitol police officers slain in the gunfire. He was on the force for 18 years. He leaves a wife and three children. In military records, he listed South Carolina as his hometown. Before joining the Capitol police force, he served in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired in 1980.
John Gibson, who had been on the Capitol police force for eight years, also was slain in the Capitol shootout. Like Chestnut, he was married and had three children.
Angela Dickerson, a tourist wounded in the shoulder and face. She was released from the hospital on Saturday.
Russell Eugene Weston, 42, of Missoula, Montana, shooting suspect in custody. Weston already had a Secret Service file for threatening the president. According to reports, he once lived in Vallmire, Illinois. Click here to learn more about the suspect.