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March 14, 1993
Hatch Act Overhaul The House passed a bill (HR 20) easing the Hatch Act so that the 2.2 million federal civilian employees and 775,000 postal workers are free to engage in partisan politics other than running for state or federal office. The same measure was defeated a week earlier when it came to the floor under a shortcut procedure that required a two-thirds majority for passage.
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July 21, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would permit most federal employees to participate in partisan politics for the first time in more than 50 years. Disregarding warnings by some Republicans that the legislation could bring politics into the nation's civil service, the Senate voted, 68 to 31, to reform the 1939 Hatch Act that bars federal workers from engaging in political activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1986
In your editorial you question the ethics of Commissioner Ezell for assisting Antonovich in filming a campaign commercial. I am no longer surprised by unethical behavior by Reagan appointees, however I find the timing of Ezell's partisan activities very interesting. It was only a few months ago that the Reagan Administration found it necessary to prosecute two government employee union leaders for Hatch Act violations. Both of these union leaders had been on leave without pay from their government jobs for many years when their alleged partisan activities took place.
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February 24, 1995 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said Thursday that he plans hearings to determine whether senior Agriculture Department employees illegally raised campaign funds to support Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential bid. In addition, Roberts said that he and Rep. William F. Clinger Jr. (R-Pa.
NEWS
October 31, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
The invitation under the Obama campaign logo is simple enough: "Obama Speaker Series Inaugural Event, Featuring The Honorable Arne Duncan. " Duncan is the Obama administration's secretary of Education. Earlier this month, he spoke in front of several dozen people at a private home in Brentwood, Calif., as part of a new fundraising venture launched by the Obama reelection campaign. Donors pay for membership in the "speaker series" and in turn get to hear speeches from administration officials, senior campaign aides and White House alumni.
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
February 3, 2014 | By Paul Pringle and Abby Sewell
A spokesman for former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Monday it would be "inappropriate" for the L.A. county supervisorial candidate to say if she informed the president about an FBI inquiry into her involvement in a 2012 fundraiser for the Obama reelection campaign. Steve Barkan, who is advising Solis' county campaign, said in a statement that she had a “cordial” meeting with the FBI in November 2012 about her role inthe fundraiser at the La Fonda supper club in Los Angeles.
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