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November 5, 1992 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite voter sentiment for term limits, four veteran San Gabriel Valley congressmen won reelection Tuesday. They will be joined in Washington by a freshman representative from Diamond Bar who will be the first Korean-American in Congress. Diamond Bar Mayor Jay C. Kim, a Republican running in a solid GOP district, beat two rivals easily with nearly 59% of the vote.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- As a member of Congress, the ever polite House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-San Dimas) helped promote the idea of  a bipartisan retreat to teach lawmakers how to be more civil to one another.      Though congressional civility retreats are a thing of the past, Dreier, who retired from the House in January, is once again promoting the idea of retreats. In his new role, he will lead a commission to organize gatherings at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, and other places to contemplate big issues, beginning with seeking ways to promote trade in the Pacific Rim.      The former congressman joined the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands on Wednesday in announcing the creation of the Annenberg-Dreier Commission to organize events at Walter and Leonore Annenberg's former estate.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2011 | James Rainey
He professes his love for NPR's foreign coverage and says he detects no pronounced political bias. His favorite episode of the public radio series "This American Life" is the one about youthful misconceptions that finally get clarified. (No, all Nielsen ratings families are not named Nielsen. And quesadilla is not Spanish for "What's the deal?") Funny thing about the public broadcasting fan gushing to me over the phone: This was not some Birkenstock-wearing yippee, but David Dreier, the San Gabriel Valley Republican who is the new chairman of the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives.
OPINION
October 10, 2012 | Patt Morrison
David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of Representatives from a San Gabriel Valley/San Bernardino County district. He became the youngest-ever chairman of the Rules Committee, mastering the machinery of the House. But in February, he announced he would not seek reelection. He leaves behind a sharply redrawn district, and a Congress he insists is not so awfully different from the one he entered more than half his life ago. You went to Washington in the "Ronald Reagan Class of 1980.
NEWS
November 30, 1998 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a secret office in the underbelly of the Capitol one recent Thursday night, David Dreier could be found playing Voltan Woman pinball, his white shirt crisp, his blue pants impeccably creased. He was sucking on a Tootsie Roll pop, confident but not cocky, preparing to take his place as one of the House's most powerful new leaders.
NEWS
November 5, 1989
District Number: 33 Rep. David Dreier (R) District includes: Bradbury, Glendora, Claremont, Pomona, Covina, Walnut. Office Address: 112 N. 2nd Ave., Covina 91723. Office Phone: (818) 339-9078
NEWS
May 26, 1991
Rep. David Dreier (R-La Verne) will speak at the Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. The program will include a salute to those who served in Operation Desert Storm, a flag-raising ceremony in remembrance of those still missing from the Vietnam War and a wreath-laying ceremony involving 20 veterans organizations.
NEWS
January 21, 1995 | States News Service
House Speaker Newt Gingrich has announced his appointments for the Republican California task force, led by Rep. David Dreier of San Dimas. The group will be championing legislation dealing directly with the Golden State. The three vice chairmen assisting Dreier are Reps. Jerry Lewis of Redlands, Christopher Cox of Newport Beach and Wally Herger of Rio Oso. "California is key to our nation's future," Gingrich said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1997
Foothill area residents of the San Gabriel Valley who have been bombarded with bureaucratic paperwork may find a bit of help Wednesday when staff members of U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) set up a field office in Monrovia City Hall. From 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1990
A diverse coalition--including environmentalists, representatives of local real estate boards, a dozen mayors and U.S. Rep. David Dreier--on Wednesday announced it will work to block expansion of landfills in the San Gabriel Valley. "We can't continue to be the receptacle of waste for the entire Los Angeles County," Dreier (R-La Verne) told the group in the City of Industry. The meeting was organized by Dr. Forest Tennant, a landfill activist and former mayor of West Covina.
OPINION
October 5, 2012
Redistricting of the state's congressional seats led to retirement announcements by two Southern California GOP stalwarts. Republicans will miss them. There's a good chance Democrats will as well, because even though they may not yet appreciate the fact, Elton Gallegly and David Dreier are moderates (especially by today's standards) who have focused on sound policy more often than ideology. Dreier served in what formerly was the 26th District, covering foothill cities from La Cañada Flintridge to Rancho Cucamonga, and north to the rim of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2011 | James Rainey
He professes his love for NPR's foreign coverage and says he detects no pronounced political bias. His favorite episode of the public radio series "This American Life" is the one about youthful misconceptions that finally get clarified. (No, all Nielsen ratings families are not named Nielsen. And quesadilla is not Spanish for "What's the deal?") Funny thing about the public broadcasting fan gushing to me over the phone: This was not some Birkenstock-wearing yippee, but David Dreier, the San Gabriel Valley Republican who is the new chairman of the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2007 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
Democrats never expected to waltz back to power this week without a few protests from the party they ousted. But when they brought their new ethics rules up for a vote, more than a few eyebrows arched over the congressman who cried loudest about the indignities the Democrats were already inflicting on their GOP colleagues. As much as any Republican, Rep. David Dreier had stirred the rage of Democrats while they suffered in the minority.
OPINION
January 10, 2006
GOP LEADERS IN CONGRESS must have had quite a weekend devising a crash program to corral the scandal spreading from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The announcement Sunday that House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert would give the job to Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) had a slapdash feel, with Dreier hastily flying back to Washington from California. He takes charge of a legislative effort low on specifics but intended, in Dreier's words, to "deal with this issue and get it behind us as quickly as possible."
NATIONAL
January 9, 2006 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Moving to distance themselves from a growing corruption scandal, House GOP leaders Sunday chose Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) to lead a crash effort to draw up legislation aimed at curbing the influence of lobbyists. Dreier, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, flew back to Washington from California after House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) asked him to take on the high-profile assignment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2003 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rep. David Dreier has never held office in Sacramento. But the man the governor-elect named Wednesday as chairman of his transition team is one of the most skilled Republican operatives on Capitol Hill. First elected to Congress when Ronald Reagan won the White House in 1980, Dreier is chairman of the California GOP congressional delegation.
NEWS
July 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Conservative Rep. David Dreier said he does not plan to enter the 1992 GOP primary for Alan Cranston's U.S. Senate seat, even though he has a $1.75-million campaign war chest and the urging of some conservatives who fear they may be shut out of the 1992 lineup. The announcement by Dreier, a six-term congressman from La Verne, appears to set up a 1992 GOP primary battle between Rep.
NEWS
September 13, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON and JIM MANN and WILLIAM J. EATON
MOMENTUM FOR REFORM? The push to streamline Congress' operations got a double boost last week, key lawmakers believe. One was Vice President Al Gore's sweeping proposals to overhaul the executive branch. The other was a move by rebellious House members to free legislation bottled up by leaders. "I'm optimistic we have a climate to pass a tough, bold package" of congressional reforms, said Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas), who is working on detailed proposals with Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.
NEWS
April 11, 2000 | TYLER MARSHALL
It's hardly surprising that two of California's leading congressmen don't always see eye to eye. After all, Robert Matsui and David Dreier have a lot that separates them. Matsui is a serious, soft-spoken Japanese American from Northern California (Sacramento), who has risen to become an influential and respected member of the Democratic caucus during his 22 years in the House.
NEWS
March 12, 1999 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Moving into a job once held by Newt Gingrich, Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) has been named general chairman of GOPAC, a leading grass-roots Republican political organization. The appointment, to be announced today, testifies to Dreier's rising profile in GOP circles. Already chairman of the influential House Rules Committee, Dreier also is taking a leading role in organizing support among California Republicans for the likely presidential campaign of Texas Gov. George W.
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