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.
February 19, 2011 |
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.
January 6, 2007 |
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.
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."
January 9, 2006 |
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.
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October 9, 2003 |
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.