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October 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Justice Department has postponed a decision on whether to seek an indictment of Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) because prosecutors have expanded their investigation of the House Post Office, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday. Newly installed U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided to let a grand jury that has been hearing evidence in the case expire this month to give prosecutors more time, said the official, who is familiar with the case.
November 7, 1991 | The Washington Post
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) is scheduled to unveil today a proposal to provide 80% of American households with a $200- to $400-a-year income tax credit financed by raising taxes on the wealthy. The long-awaited plan from Congress' chief tax writer would cost $46 billion and would permanently establish a fourth income tax bracket of 35% and impose a 10% surtax on the nation's 30,000 millionaires.
December 24, 1990
Dan Rostenkowski's attempt to justify his opposition to limited terms in office does just the opposite. Rostenkowski maintains that members of Congress with longevity had the "courage" to vote in favor of the latest budget, while newer members voted against it. The old-timers simply know the ropes better. They know that the budget actually increased spending while being promoted as a reduction. They know that all of their favorite pork barrel items are included. They know that, regardless of what budget is passed, they can (and probably will)
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, asked a federal court Monday to order a halt to information leaks in the expanded investigation that focuses on him. U.S. District Judge John G. Penn immediately sealed legal papers filed by Rostenkowski's lawyers and U.S. Atty. Jay B. Stephens suggested to reporters that Rostenkowski was trying to divert attention by making the request.
August 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
More than 100 angry senior citizens jeered Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) on Thursday and briefly blocked his car from leaving a meeting with community leaders opposed to his stance on the Comprehensive Health Care Act. Members of the crowd--yelling, "Liar, Liar," "Impeach, Impeach" and "We won't forget at election time"--followed Rostenkowski when he left his car and walked a block away while it was driven around the crowd. He then got back in the car, which drove off.
May 28, 1992 | Washington Post
A supervisor at the House post office has told federal prosecutors that he improperly exchanged postage vouchers from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) for cash, according to sources familiar with the grand jury investigation. The supervisor, James C. Smith, who has been granted immunity from prosecution, alleged that the cash transactions totaled between $18,000 and $20,000 over the last five years, sources said.
June 5, 1994 | from Associated Press
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) on Saturday chose a former federal prosecutor to help him battle federal charges that he corruptly profited from his seat of power on Capitol Hill. In a statement in which he again proclaimed his innocence and vowed to mount "a vigorous and compelling defense," Rostenkowski said he had selected Chicago attorney Dan K. Webb to direct that effort. Webb, who was U.S.
October 16, 1997 | Associated Press
Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski finished serving time for corruption early Wednesday and went into seclusion without public comment. The former head of the House Ways and Means Committee served 451 days in federal custody, most of it at a medium-security prison camp in Oxford, Wis. He remains on probation for the next two years. Friends say the once-paunchy Illinois Democrat, who underwent surgery last year for prostate cancer, has lost as much as 60 pounds.
May 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski has decided to reject the offer of a plea bargain by prosecutors and fight allegations of misusing government funds, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting today. Rostenkowski informed prosecutors Thursday of his decision and, barring any last-minute changes will be charged Tuesday, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources. Rostenkowski, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is under investigation by the U.S.
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