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June 22, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush preserved his perfect veto record when the Senate Thursday sustained his rejection of a bill that would have permitted 3 million federal employees to participate in partisan political activity during off-duty hours. Senators seeking to override Bush's veto fell two votes short of the required two-thirds majority. Three Republicans who had voted for the bill a month ago switched sides to support the White House position.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Paul Pringle
A federal grand jury in Washington took testimony last year about then-U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis' role in a 2012 fundraiser for President Obama's reelection, according to a woman who said she appeared before the panel. Whittier resident Rebecca Zapanta, who is prominent in Latino political and philanthropic circles, told The Times she was summoned to testify in June about telephone conversations she had with Solis, now a leading candidate for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1993
Federal employees, like all Americans, have the right to vote, to belong to a political party and to make monetary contributions to candidates they support. For 53 years, however, federal employees have been wisely barred from further political activity. They may not serve as officers in a political party or manage political campaigns or work as volunteers in a candidate's campaign office. They may not solicit contributions from others for a candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Paul Pringle and Abby Sewell
The FBI spoke with former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about her role in a 2012 fundraiser for President Obama, but the candidate for Los Angeles County supervisor believes she did nothing wrong and doesn't know if the inquiry is continuing, her campaign consultant said Monday. Steve Barkan, the campaign advisor, said in a statement that Solis had a "cordial" meeting with the FBI in November 2012 - about eight months after the fundraiser at the La Fonda supper club in Los Angeles.
NEWS
February 13, 1985 | From the Washington Post
The presidents of three federal labor unions will be prosecuted for violating the Hatch Act for 1984 political activities on behalf of Walter F. Mondale unless they resign from their federal jobs or retire by Feb. 26, the government's civil service watchdog agency said Tuesday.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2007 | Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writer
Federal investigators have written a sharply worded critique of the beleaguered chief of the General Services Administration, Lurita Alexis Doan, accusing her of violating the law by improperly attempting to use her agency to help Republican political candidates. "The GSA administrator displayed no reservations in her willingness to commit GSA resources, including its human capital, to the Republican Party," the report says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1993
Since 1939 the Hatch Act has barred federal employees from serving as officers in a political party, managing political campaigns, working as volunteers in a candidate's campaign office, soliciting contributions for a candidate or, not least in importance, running for office themselves. Thrice challenged before the Supreme Court, the act has been thrice upheld.
NEWS
May 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Senate voted Tuesday to allow IRS, CIA and FBI agents to participate in political campaigns, rejecting Republican attempts to maintain the status quo established in the 51-year-old Hatch Act. On a 51-46 vote, the Senate rejected an amendment to exclude employees in the spy and tax agencies plus the Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission from a Democratic bill that removes most current restrictions on political activities by civil service and postal workers.
NEWS
December 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
An administrator with the Department of Health and Human Services resigned after saying he unknowingly violated a federal law by holding a fund-raiser for a congressional candidate from Pennsylvania. Michael Hash, acting administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, held a fund-raiser at his house on May 4 for Democratic congressional candidate Ronald Strouse, said Jane McFarland, spokeswoman for the Office of Special Counsel, an independent agency of federal prosecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1987
We cannot help but wish that there had been no legal challenge to the agricultural research program of the University of California because the result, however sound it may be in the narrow legal context, could do more harm than good. The indignation of the California Agrarian Action Project that motivated the original filing in 1979 is understandable.
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