December 3, 1995 |
Republican Sen. Alan K. Simpson told a hometown crowd Saturday that he will not seek another term after 17 years in Congress, saying simply, "It is time." Surrounded by his wife and three children, Simpson said he wants to spend more time with his wife and wants to try something new when his term ends in January, 1997. "We are very excited about that, about doing something else," the senator told a crowd of more than 200 at a local chamber of commerce. "We know not what."
December 2, 1995 |
Republican Sen. Alan K. Simpson, who remained hugely popular among Wyoming voters even as he occasionally raised hackles in Washington with his acerbic wit and attacks on the media, will retire when his third term ends in 1996, Republican sources said Friday. The report on Simpson came the same day that Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.), as expected, formally declared that he would not seek reelection next year.
November 30, 1995 |
Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.) backed away from several proposals that would make it harder for companies to bring in foreign workers, part of his controversial bill to restrict legal immigration. Simpson, chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that handles immigration issues, volunteered to eliminate some of the proposed restrictions that had drawn fire from corporate CEOs. One of the bill's key provisions cuts permanent legal-immigration slots from 140,000 per year to 90,000.
April 8, 1995 |
Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.) is investigating the nation's largest and most powerful seniors organization, the American Assn. of Retired Persons, and its web of business interests. Simpson, speaking Friday at a hearing of a Senate Finance subcommittee on Social Security, said he and his staff are examining the AARP's books, financial interests and hiring practices. John Rother, the group's legislative director, said the AARP's books are open and it has nothing to hide from Simpson.
April 2, 1995 |
Two senior senators vowed Saturday to push for a plan that would let working Americans set aside some of the money they are now required to pay into Social Security to set up private retirement accounts. In return, those in the program would agree to lesser benefits when it comes time to start drawing their own Social Security. Sens. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) and Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.
December 8, 1994 |
Sen. Alan Simpson, one of the most influential Republican voices on immigration matters, opposes cutting off federal benefits to legal immigrants and limiting education for illegal immigrants, a newspaper reported today. "It's almost like they don't understand what a permanent resident alien is," Simpson told the New York Times, criticizing GOP proposals to cut off aid to immigrants living in the United States legally. "The only thing they can't do that you and I can is vote. Period."