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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 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.
NEWS
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.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
Obama administration Cabinet members and senior aides are fanning out across the country in an aggressive fundraising drive, taking advantage of porous campaign finance laws that allow them to appear as marquee speakers and raise substantial money for the president's reelection effort. The Obama campaign's "Speaker Series" program turns Cabinet secretaries and top White House advisors into fundraising surrogates. For $5,000, a donor can get a kind of season pass to see officials when they come to town — a bargain compared with the $35,800 typically charged for dinner with President Obama.
NEWS
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.
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