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Peter "Pete" Hoekstra (1953-) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 2nd District of Michigan, who took office in 1995. Born in the Netherlands, his family emigrated to the U.S. when he was 3; he was educated in both countries. He is Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


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As a conservative activist, he worked on the Contract with America, which was instrumental in gaining a Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.