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John McKee Spratt, Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th District of South Carolina since 1983 ([http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/sc05_109.gif map]). The dean of the South Carolina congressional delegation, Spratt is chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the Budget, and the second ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, where he serves on three subcommittees: Oversight and Investigations, Strategic Forces, and Air and Land Forces. In addition to his committee work, he co-chairs the Textile Caucus, the Bearing Caucus, and the Nuclear Energy Caucus. Spratt’s district covers all or part of 14 counties in north-central South Carolina. The largest cities are Rock Hill and Sumter.