John McCain’s political services

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John McCain was a US Senator for more than three decades. Before he was a Congressman. And during his tenure in the Senate, he was the Republican candidate for President.

McCain died Saturday at the age of 81 years, after suffering glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor.

Before McCain is a politican, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam war. He was a prisoner of war for more than five years and suffered permanent injuries, including to his arms and right leg.

Here is a look at some of the things done that McCain during his long political career.

Representative of the Senate at the end of the 1970s

While McCain was the job as a representative of the Senate is likely to be more “glorified Valet,” according to the Los Angeles Times, the Navy veteran, turned the position into what the newspaper as “a doctrine” that would help launch his political career.

McCain is in the house – 1982

The Arizonan won his first campaign, in November 1982, when he was elected to the U.S. house of representatives.

McCain had moved to Arizona in 1982.

He was re-elected to the house in 1984.

Striking gold in the Senate in 1986

McCain replaces long-time Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater in the Senate in the 1986 election.

He would constantly be re-elected and the Senate until his death.

Keating Five Scandal In 1989

The Keating Five scandal refers to a group of senators who were accused of meeting with the Swiss Federal banking Commission, regulatory authorities in the name of the financier Charles Keating Jr.

Apart from McCain, which included Keating Five: Sens. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., John Glenn, D-Ohio, and Donald Riegle, D-Mich.

The five senators who tried to allegedly pressure the Federal regulators on behalf of Keating, who was a massive campaign contribution to the five, and would eventually spend time in prison for fraud in connection with his Lincoln Savings and Loan Association. The FBI and the Senate ethics Committee investigated.

At the time of his death, McCain is the only one of the five still in the service of the United States Senate. He also received a mild rebuke for his involvement in the scandal.

Vietnam in the 1990s

McCain is credited with being helped to revive the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Vietnam. He also praised former President Bill Clinton for the restoration of the Band in the year 1995.

Vietnam war veteran and Senator John McCain, shakes hands with a Vietnamese man who was shot down on the shores of Truc Bach lake, where the former Navy pilot McCain in 1967 during the Vietnam war.

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“Human rights progress in Vietnam should also be better served by the restoration of relations with this country,” McCain said in 1995, in a statement. “The Vietnamese have already developed complex relationships with the rest of the free world. Instead of the futile Vietnam tries to isolate itself, the United States, you should test the hypothesis that a greater exposure to the Americans, Vietnam is more prone to the influence of our values.”

Veterans Hospice Benefit Act Of 1991

McCain supported the Veterans hospice Benefit Act in the year 1991 that, in part, created a pilot program that provided hospice care for terminally ill veterans.

Agent Orange Act Of 1991,

McCain cosponsored the Agent Orange Act of 1991, legislation that confirmed that certain diseases suffered by the veterans could be the result of harmful chemical exposure in relation to their service. This recognition would have entitled the veteran for certain benefits.

Following McCain, the diagnosis of a brain tumor, there was speculation that his illness could be related to chemicals he came in contact while in Vietnam.

Chairman of the economic Committee – 1997

McCain, as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation from 1997 to 2001. He would also back the role from 2003 to 2005.

The Committee dealt with issues such as: aviation, communication, transportation, safety, fisheries, disasters, space, tourism, consumer protection and product safety, among many other things.

A influential person – 1997

TIME magazine named McCain as one of “the 25 most Influential people in America” in 1997.

McCain for President, part 1 – 1999

In Nashua, N. H., McCain announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President in the Sept. 27, 1999.

John McCain announced his first candidacy for the Republican nomination for President in 1999.

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“I don’t think you can start this task with any sense of entitlement. America does not owe me anything,” McCain said. “I am the son and grandson of Navy admirals, and I was born in America, the service. It wasn’t until I was deprived of her company that I fell in love with America, and it was my great honor to serve her and her great cause of freedom.”

“It’s because I put America owe more than you ever owed, and I said a candidate for the presidency of the United States,” he said.

Bush for President – 2000

McCain would eventually be in favour of eventual President George W. Bush, but the two did not see eye-to-eye on issues, according to reports at the time.

McCain would finally George W. Bush’s support for the Republican presidential candidacy. Bush would have won the presidency.

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Bush said McCain as his primary opponents made him “a better candidate.”

McCain accepts campaign finance reform – 2002

Together with the then-sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., McCain introduced the Bipartisan campaign Reform Act or McCain-Feingold Act. The legislation in force, regulations of political campaign financing, in particular, with soft money contributions.

Sen. John McCain, along with Rep. Marty Meehan, D-Mass.; and Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.; Walk across the Supreme Court Plaza after lawyers made oral arguments during a special session of the Supreme court on the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold campaign Finance reform of the law.

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Chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee – 2005

McCain served as Chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee from 2005 to 2006.

McCain’s gang – 2005

McCain was part of the so-called “Gang of 14” – a group of senators who worked together to end a kerfuffle over the judicial nominations.

In addition to McCain, the group Sens. Robert Byrd, D-W. V.; and Lincoln Chaffee, R-R. I.; Susan Collins, R-Maine, Mike DeWine, R-Ohio; Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.; Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.; Ben Nelson, D-Neb.; Mark Pryor, Dark.; Ken Salazar, D-Colo.; Olympia Snowe, R-Maine; and John Warner, R-Va.

Only Graham and Collins to remain in the Senate today.

McCain and Kennedy will take on immigration

Together with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., McCain called for a reform of immigration that would include, among other things, a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants.

The bill will crack as for Mexico on his own border protection, and steps to combat immigrant smugglers, the Washington Times reported then.

Sen John McCain smiles during a rally to support the “Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act “of 2005′ in New York.

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In 2006, McCain and Kennedy on a further reform of the immigration bill, you would have signed it out of the Senate. This law, also would call for a strengthening of the U.S. border with Mexico and offer a path to citizenship for certain undocumented immigrants.

McCain for President, part 2 – 2007

After teasing his announcement in the news programs, McCain officially announced – from New Hampshire, he put his hat in the ring for the presidency.

John McCain announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire.

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Picking Palin In 2008

Surprising to many, McCain picked then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Seen as a surprise to many, John McCain is elected, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his presidential running mate.

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“She’s not from these parts, and she’s not from Washington, but if you get to know you, you am just as impressed as I am,” McCain said then.

Obama for President – 2008

McCain lost the presidency, Barack Obama, senator from Illinois. Joe Biden, who is a friend of McCain was Obama’s running mate.

The Republican presidential candidate lost the election, the Democrat Barack Obama.

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Another corridor – 2013

McCain was part of the bipartisan so called “gang of Eight” senators came up with a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013.

In addition to McCain, the group Sens., Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.; And Bob Menendez, D-N. J.; And Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; and Chuck Schumer, D-NY

To pass their bill, the Senate would die in the house of representatives. It would also be a point of contention for Republicans in the future.

McCain in 2013 is Syria

McCain traveled to Syria in 2013, a meeting with the rebels in the conflict in the country to always do the highest – ranking U.S. official in the time.

McCain in 2013 goes to Egypt –

McCain traveled to Egypt in 2013, and said the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi was a “coup”.

Together with longtime colleague and friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., McCain, the United States asked, “suspend assistance to Egypt” after the military removed Morsi from office.

McCain goes to Ukraine – 2013

McCain traveled to the Ukraine in the year 2013 and spoke with the anti-government protesters, wanted to inform the government of the country, the more with Europe than with Russia.

Sen. John McCain waves to pro-European integration protesters during a mass rally in Kiev in 2013.

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“We are here for your just cause, to determine the sovereign right of Ukraine to its own fate freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe,” McCain said in his speech.

The Chairman of the Armed Services committee – 2015

McCain served as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee since 2015.

To described the time, the New York Times the possibility of McCain’s “dream job” and “the only job in Washington, other than being President, that he ever wanted.”

McCain goes back to Syria – 2017

McCain made a secret trip to Syria in February of 2017, “visit U.S. troops who are there, and discuss counter-ISIL campaign and in the ongoing operation”, his spokesman said later.

McCain versus health – 2017

McCain came back to deliver to the Senate after his brain tumor diagnosis is crucial votes to the Republicans, the efforts of the dismantling of Obama’s health care reform law.

Sen. John McCain goes to the return in the Senate to vote on health care legislation on Capitol Hill.

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He voted first, ahead of the discussion of the law, and cordially bustle has been received from the legislators on both sides of the aisle. But if push came to McCain to have voted, not on the effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“I think we could work better together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” McCain said at the time. “Nor could I support it, without knowing how much it would cost, how it affects insurance premiums, and how many people would be helped, or hurt.”

Liberty Medal Recipient – 2017

McCain received the annual Liberty Medal award in Philadelphia for his “lifetime of sacrifice and service.” The award is “given to men and women of courage and conviction who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the world,” said the Constitution Center.

Biden presented the award to McCain.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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