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July 23, 1993
In pleading guilty to conspiracy and embezzlement, the former postmaster of the House of Representatives has cast a shadow over one of America's most powerful politicians, Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Apart from threatening Rostenkowski's fabled career as a hard-working, rough-and-tumble player on the Hill, the scandal looms ominously over the Clinton Administration's road ahead in Congress.
June 19, 1990 |
A leading congressional Democrat bluntly told the nation's mayors Monday that they stood no chance of getting billions--or even millions--more for urban programs from expected federal defense savings. "There's no money for such programs until the budget blockade is broken," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski told the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "The 'peace dividend' is already going to be swallowed."
May 11, 1991 |
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has relaxed his opposition to extending a temporary tax law that permits people giving art objects to museums to deduct their full value at the time they are donated. The decision by U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) may open the way to permanent--and even expanded--tax law revisions sought by arts groups for more than a year.
September 4, 1994 |
In the pretrial war of words in the case against Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), prosecutors depicted the former Ways and Means Committee chairman as a common thief trying to hide behind lofty constitutional principles to avoid being held accountable for stealing from taxpayers. Using biting, sometimes sarcastic arguments, the team of prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Atty. John M.
December 7, 1988 |
Chairman Dan Rostenkowski of the House Ways and Means Committee said Tuesday that a 10- or 15-cent-a-gallon increase in gasoline taxes to be earmarked for reduction of the budget deficit would be the most politically acceptable way of raising more federal revenues. "If I had my way, it would be higher than that," the Illinois Democrat said at a breakfast meeting with reporters.
August 6, 1994 |
In a legal maneuver that could delay the trial of Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) until after the November elections, defense lawyers Friday challenged his indictment on corruption charges as an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers doctrine. Attorneys for Rostenkowski, former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, asked a federal court to dismiss the indictment or order a pretrial hearing on his constitutional claims.
December 20, 1993 |
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) paid numerous Chicago friends and neighbors federal salaries even though many did little or no work for the powerful congressman, a published report said Sunday. In its story, the Chicago Sun-Times named several people who were paid tens of thousands of dollars and were connected either politically or personally to the longtime Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
May 15, 1992 |
A federal grand jury investigating the House post office scandal has widened its probe to include Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and two other lawmakers, House leaders disclosed Thursday. In a major escalation of the investigation, the grand jury subpoenaed Rostenkowski's expense records, along with those of two Pennsylvania Democrats, Reps. Austin J. Murphy and Joe Kolter, and ordered all three men to appear before the panel for questioning.
January 9, 1993 |
A federal grand jury has broadened its investigation of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), seeking records of all funds he has received or spent during the past several years, according to sources familiar with the inquiry. Investigators, supervised by U.S. Atty. Jay B.
April 10, 1996 |
Dan Rostenkowski, the once-powerful Illinois Democratic congressman who now is out of money, out of work and shorn of his power, ended his four-year legal ordeal Tuesday by formally accepting a plea agreement substantially harsher than a deal he once spurned. Standing before U.S.