October 3, 2002 |
In an election crucial to Democratic Party hopes of retaining control of the U.S. Senate, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Sen. Robert Torricelli can be replaced with a new candidate on the November ballot. Torricelli set off a scramble Monday when he withdrew from the Senate race because of sagging poll numbers and political scandal. After consultations, former Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg agreed to become the party's candidate.
January 26, 2000 |
President Clinton said Tuesday that the budget he will send Congress on Feb. 7 will propose paying off the entire $3.6-trillion national debt by 2013--two years earlier than had been expected even a few months ago. At a news conference, the president attributed the opportunity for a speedup to an economy that is even stronger than had been forecast, resulting in higher tax revenue and lower expenses, and to his own austere budget policies.
March 21, 1990 |
Amtrak, the national rail passenger service, will impose additional smoking restrictions on its trains beginning April 1, two members of Congress said today. The new rules will provide greater separation between smokers and nonsmokers, Rep. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said in a joint statement.
August 7, 1993
Six Senate Democrats joined all 44 Republicans in voting against President Clinton's economic plan Friday night. The Democrats voting no were David L. Boren, Oklahoma; Richard H. Bryan, Nevada; J. Bennett Johnston, Louisiana; Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey; Sam Nunn, Georgia, and Richard C. Shelby, Alabama.
September 16, 1992 |
The United States should support a smoking ban on all international airline passenger flights, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) urged Tuesday. They asked Transportation Secretary Andrew H. Card Jr. to support such a ban at the International Civil Aviation Organization meeting next week in Montreal. Lautenberg and Durbin wrote the 1989 legislation that banned smoking on U.S. domestic flights.
April 9, 1999 |
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, one of the stars of the Republican Party, launched a bid for the U.S. Senate with the formation of a fund-raising committee. Barred by law from seeking a third term as governor, she ended speculation about her political future with the announcement that she intends to run for the Senate seat being vacated by three-term Democrat Frank R. Lautenberg. If elected, New Jersey's first female governor would become the state's first female senator.