February 8, 1998 |
It was like winning the Super Bowl. No, better. It was like winning the Super Bowl by beating the Dallas Cowboys, crushing the guys that everyone loves to hate, crushing them so badly no one could believe they'd ever recover. What an endorphin high it was for the Republicans, who snatched the U.S. House of Representatives from the Democrats on Nov. 8, 1994, issued a 100-day manifesto, passed new laws and convinced the media to call the whole business a "revolution."
February 12, 1995
I want to add another comment to your Jan. 30 article ("Young GOP Stalwart Emerges as Hot Property in Gingrich Era") about Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas). Like most Americans, I was fed up with a Congress that abused the public trust and flouted those abuses in our faces. Dreier said he would go to Washington and shake up the establishment, stand up to the special interest groups, and make government more responsive and accountable. And he succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. For 14 years Dreier has been voting against pay raises, voting against tax increases, voting against irresponsible deficit spending and voting to end perks and abuses.
October 10, 2012 |
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.
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February 20, 2013 |
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.
June 21, 1992
It is difficult to imagine an article on the women of NPR without mention of Mara Liasson, who has provided superb coverage of the revolutions in Eastern Europe and in the United States Congress, where women are on the ascent as well. REP. DAVID DREIER (R-CALIF.) Washington
June 28, 1992
Marcela Sedano, 17, a senior at San Dimas High School, recently was named the overall winner of the 1992 Youth Volunteer Award program sponsored by Rep. David Dreier (R-La Verne). Sedano was honored for her work with the San Dimas/La Verne Gang Task Force, where she has spoken to many organizations about gang activity. Also honored were runners-up Kelli Miller of Charter Oak High School and Shelly Ann Freeland of Bishop Amat High School.
June 27, 2005 |
Prime Minister Tony Blair's eldest son will intern for a U.S. congressional committee, Blair's office said. Euan Blair, 21, will take a short, unpaid internship with the House Rules Committee, a spokesman said. He did not specify when the internship would start. The Rules Committee is chaired by Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas). The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that Dreier would mentor Euan Blair, whose father leads Britain's Labor Party.
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February 23, 2007 |
Sheriff Lee Baca said Thursday that he supported legislation that would make it a federal offense for anyone to flee the country after killing a peace officer in the United States. The matter is significant to Baca because the man accused of killing Sheriff's Deputy David March in 2002 managed to avoid prosecution for more than four years by fleeing to Mexico. Legislation introduced recently by Rep.