February 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The disabled Carnival cruise ship is now docked but the tale of its wretched odyssey back to land has made its way to Capitol Hill. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, fired off a letter Friday asking the Coast Guard commandment to brief his panel on its investigation into the cruise ship Triumph. "Horrified" was how Rockefeller described his response to the accounts of "unbearable living conditions aboard the ship.
May 2, 1997 |
Veteran California Rep. Robert Matsui and his wife, Doris, the top Asian American staffer in the White House, had every reason to believe that their labors on behalf of President Clinton's reelection provided a perfect match for their political interests as well as their heritage.
October 8, 1993 |
The cover photograph in a recent issue of Roll Call, the wonkish but well-read Capitol Hill newspaper, showed Rep. Robert T. Matsui and three House members milling about at a pro-NAFTA news conference. The headline read: "Well, We've Got Four Votes," a wry reminder of the grim arithmetic facing the trade treaty's backers. Somewhere among the House's 435 members, a majority of 218 must be cajoled into supporting the controversial North American Free Trade Agreement.
September 21, 2007 |
A day after a congressional subcommittee held a hearing to scrutinize safety on the high seas, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) announced plans Thursday to sponsor legislation that would force cruise lines to report crimes and develop better methods of collecting crime scene evidence. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) will sponsor similar legislation in the House.
November 22, 1992
An encouraging--if relatively little noticed--development this political year is the emergence of Asian-Americans as significant new players in the political process. Record numbers ran as candidates, and an unprecedented number won election. Both Democrats and Republicans courted the Asian-American communities as important swing votes in California, New York, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1997
Re "Judgment Day: Gingrich Seems a Hypocrite, While Clinton Seems a Cynic," by William Schneider, Opinion, Dec. 29: I am deeply concerned for the health of Schneider as he joins the rest of the media in bending over backward to equate the multitude of sins, lies and crimes of our president with the hideous clerical error of our House speaker. It seems that no mention of Whitewater, Filegate, the travel office, Vince Foster, the billing records, John Huang, the Riadys, Hillary's cattle futures, etc., can be made without also calling up Watergate and/or GOPAC.