December 11, 2001 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey, second-ranking leader among Republicans and an advocate for tax cuts and smaller government, has told associates he may retire at the end of his term, a source close to the Texas lawmaker said Monday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Armey had notified House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and other Republicans that he may not seek reelection to a 10th term in 2002.
April 19, 1996 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) on Thursday defended the Whitewater hearings as a justified response to a "very mean" Democratic Party led by a president who practices politics as a "blood sport." In perhaps the most open official acknowledgment yet of the GOP's political interests in the hearings, Armey said in a C-SPAN cable network interview that "politics is a mean business, and the Democratic Party is a very mean party. And our guys have to respond."
January 31, 1986 |
--"Wow!" It was a shock, really," Douglas Ebding said, adding that he was present during the births of the triplets--all girls. "It was neat." "Oh, it really hasn't hit me yet," Susan Ebding, 19, said, and no fertility drugs were used. She gave birth to twins in March and now, triplets. She recalled how once she and her husband, 20, were so concerned that they might not be able to have children. "We thought we wouldn't have any, and then, all of a sudden, two, then three," she said.
October 5, 1993 |
House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.), announced tearfully Monday that he will retire after nearly four decades in Congress, touching off what is certain to be a fierce struggle for GOP leadership in the House. Michel's decision, announced at a press conference in Peoria, appeared to be driven in part by frustration over his party's loss of the White House and over the confrontational style of his more conservative GOP rivals.
January 16, 1995 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.) said Sunday that $40 billion a year in federal spending cuts would be required to offset the loss of revenue from a "flat tax" proposal he plans to introduce. But Armey said his approach to overhauling the federal income tax--imposing a 17% rate for everyone--would be more fair and less burdensome to taxpayers who are upset with the complexity of the current system.
July 17, 1997 |
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), once a political colossus who commanded the loyalty of his party, has escaped a new, more serious effort to oust him from his leadership post, Republican lawmakers and aides say. The abortive plot, hatched in secret meetings of Gingrich's critics last week, involved a broader range of Republican members than the small but vocal faction that for months has complained about Gingrich's trouble-plagued reign as speaker, GOP leadership aides said.
January 22, 1996 |
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) warned Sunday that the House will not raise the federal debt limit that allows the U.S. government to pay its bills unless President Clinton accepts a "substantial" share of the conservative GOP agenda. "I don't think it would pass" unless it contains GOP measures "decreasing the size and intrusiveness of government," Armey said.
December 7, 1992 |
House Republicans today will decide a hard-fought leadership race that poses a particularly difficult problem for Orange County's six conservative representatives. The contest for the third-ranking GOP leadership post, which pits moderate California Rep. Jerry Lewis of Redlands against conservative Texan Dick Armey, is of special importance. Its outcome, members agree, will largely shape the minority party's dealings with Democrats--and President-elect Bill Clinton--during the next two years.
June 18, 1993 |
The talk, uncountable earnest words of it, has been piling up since March over which U.S. military bases will be sacrificed to the nation's leaner and meaner post-Cold War defense budgets.