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July 2, 1991
Over a thousand Kuwaitis risked imprisonment demonstrating for free elections and democratic reforms in an effort to tell the world that Kuwait is not yet free. But at the same time, our own Republican congressmen, Bob Lagomarsino and Elton Gallegly, played host to the Kuwaiti ambassador, promoting business opportunities with the racist, sexist, repressive ruling al Sabah family ("Kuwait Asks Assistance in Rebuilding," June 15). I hope when these two men are up for reelection, people remember that, given a choice between standing for the principles of democracy and freedom or making a buck, these congressmen sold out. CONNIE HIGHBERG, Thousand Oaks
April 5, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
KILLEEN, Texas -- Two Texas congressmen, one of whom represents the Ft. Hood area, on Saturday met with survivors of this week's shooting on the base and later shared stories of heroism and sacrifice. "Wednesday's shooting brought the stress and danger of a combat zone right here to Ft. Hood," said Rep. Roger Williams, adding that after meeting with soldiers he "was impressed with their stories of resilience and bravery. " Rep. John Carter told how Maj. Patrick Miller, 32, of Allegany, N.Y., after hearing the "pop, pop, pop of gunfire," took quick action to save his comrades.
January 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
President Fidel Castro held talks with six U.S. congressmen, discussing the U.S. embargo and international events, participants said. Most of the congressmen later met with about a dozen of the island's leading dissidents, who say they are seeking peaceful changes to Castro's one-party system. Rep. William D. Delahunt (D-Mass.) said Castro, who also entertained two senators last week, was conciliatory. "The tone reflected a new attitude . . .
January 4, 2014 | By Julie Cart
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S. Wildlife Services is to determine, among other things, "whether wildlife damage management activities were justified and effective. " Biologists have questioned the agency's effectiveness, arguing that indiscriminately killing more than 3 million birds and other wild animals every year is often counterproductive.
December 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Six American congressmen accused a Taiwanese company of perpetuating racial stereotypes by marketing a locally produced toothpaste named "Darkie," the American Institute in Taiwan said Thursday. In a news release, the institute said the representatives, citing the toothpaste as an example, told Taiwan's authorities and business community that "xenophobia and racism" would never be tolerated. The institute is the unofficial U.S.
June 16, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan plans to name former Republican Reps. Joel Pritchard of Washington and W. Henson Moore of Louisiana to the consultative committee established by the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977, the White House announced Monday.
October 16, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
Nicaragua's contra political leadership, executing a surprise public-relations stroke in the war against that nation's socialist regime, said Thursday that three of its members will fly to Managua soon in an attempt to force Sandinista President Daniel Ortega to talk directly with them about a cease-fire. The dramatic visit is to take place before the Nov.
March 24, 1992
No wonder those congressmen were laughing all the way to the bank--their checks were on the House. JACK SMOTHERS, San Diego
November 21, 1987
One short sentence about cutting the budget. How about congressmen cutting their salaries? MARGARET WEINER Encino
February 26, 1995
Is economics called "the dismal science" because the prospect of congressmen understanding it is dismal? TIM ESTLE West Hills
December 17, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Three senior House members announced Tuesday that they would not seek reelection in 2014, offering both parties prime pickup opportunities in the midterm election. The clearest opportunity for a party switch comes in Utah, where Democrat Jim Matheson said he would step down rather than make what would probably be another bruising run in the ruby-red state. Matheson won a seventh term in 2012 by just 768 votes against Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs and a rising Republican star who plans to run again in 2014.
September 27, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Orange County, the senior California Republican in Congress, was in office during the 1995-96 government shutdowns. He acknowledges that it hurt the GOP, but he sees the risk of another shutdown as "part of the game" of negotiating changes to the healthcare law he hates. "There's never any progress without risk," he told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. Rep. Eric Swalwell, a freshman Democrat from the San Francisco Bay Area, was 15 when the federal government last shut down.
July 27, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Reps. Jeff Denham and Dana Rohrabacher are California GOP colleagues usually on the same side of issues - except immigration. Denham, who represents District 10 in the Central Valley, supports legislation that would grant millions of immigrants legal status and says an overhaul of immigration laws is important to the state's economy and the Republican Party's future. The issue is personal, too. He is married to the daughter of a legal Mexican immigrant. His sister married an immigrant who entered the country illegally but now has legal status.
April 5, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - An American contractor was detained illegally for 24 hours in an Afghan prison, beaten, denied more than basic medical help and told he wouldn't be released unless his company paid $2.4 million, according to three U.S. congressmen and his employer. Contractor David Gordon was released Friday afternoon after the congressmen wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and after the company's attorney in Afghanistan appealed to U.S.-led coalition forces.
August 24, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
It's the latest twist in an increasingly vitriolic campaign for Congress: Rep. Brad Sherman is going after payments made to the brother of his rival, fellow Democratic Rep. Howard Berman. In a complaint filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, the Sherman campaign alleges that Berman vastly, and illegally, overpaid Michael Berman or his political consulting firm for campaign services during two decades in which the congressman faced only token reelection challenges and spent relatively little to reach voters.
August 20, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano and Kim Geiger, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- FBI officials said they are not investigating any criminal wrongdoing in a late-night swim last summer in Israel involving drinking and several Republican congressmen, including one who skinny-dipped in the Sea of Galilee and has since apologized. The incident, which occurred during a fact-finding congressional trip for mostly freshmen GOP lawmakers and was paid for by the American Israel Educational Foundation, occurred during a night of revelry  that eventually led to a late-night dip by congressmen and some of their aides.
February 13, 1987
I'm sure it comes as no surprise to the abused citizens of this nation that our gutless, venal congressmen have allowed themselves to receive undeserved salary increases by the simple expedient of not voting against them. Nowhere could this happen but here. But all is not forever lost; I have good news and bad news. The good news: 1--Congressmen invariably die and many go to hell. 2--Congressmen sometimes get caught, go to prison and then go to hell. Now the bad news: The good news doesn't happen often enough.
January 26, 1989
If North lied to the Congress it hardly seems worth all the fuss. What really sends chills up and down me is congressmen lying to us. FRANK CADY Cambria
August 19, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
A complex plan to build a new federal courthouse and federal office building in downtown Los Angeles has come under fire by two congressmen who argue that the proposal lacks justification and won't work financially. Under the plan proposed by the U.S. General Services Administration, two buildings would be built on a lot bounded by Broadway and 1st, 2nd and Hill streets. Part of the project would be funded by a private developer, which in return would take over an existing federal courthouse building on Spring Street.
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