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July 5, 1997 | KASPER ZEUTHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the latest battle over the future of the National Endowment for the Arts looms, supporters and even a fierce critic of the 33-year-old agency are predicting that it once again will escape the Republican chopping block. "Unfortunately, I think the agency will rise from its ashes," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), an NEA foe. He recently derided as "absolutely disgusting" many of the artworks the agency has helped fund and is among those wanting it to receive essentially a "close-out" budget.
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NATIONAL
March 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a measure that barred the closure of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, an action that supporters said would reverse plans to shut the hospital in 2011. Walter Reed was selected in 2005 to be closed by the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The recommendation, which Congress approved and President Bush signed into law, calls for the Army hospital to be consolidated with the National Naval Medical Center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1993 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freshman Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has joined three colleagues in proposing legislation to eliminate the House Appropriations Committee--one of the most powerful bodies in Washington--as part of an uphill bipartisan effort to reform the way Congress makes spending decisions. McKeon said the measure would "simplify the current convoluted and duplicative committee process. Our aim is to make Congress more accountable."
NATIONAL
February 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), forced to step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House, scored a soft landing as GOP leaders gave him a coveted seat on the Appropriations Committee. DeLay also claimed a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, which is investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
NATIONAL
February 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), forced to step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House, scored a soft landing as GOP leaders gave him a coveted seat on the Appropriations Committee. DeLay also claimed a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, which is investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
NEWS
November 15, 2001 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill to shore up the economy and increase spending on domestic security, creating an impasse expected to force both parties and the White House into high-level negotiations to craft a compromise measure.
NATIONAL
June 8, 2005 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
Pressure to overhaul the FBI mounted Tuesday when House budget negotiators ordered the bureau to embrace the recommendations of a presidential commission on intelligence failures that would likely erode the FBI's independence. The powerful House Appropriations Committee acted a day after a former member of another commission, the bipartisan panel that investigated the Sept.
NEWS
March 22, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Democratic leaders Monday selected a younger and more partisan lawmaker over a colleague with more seniority to become acting chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Wisconsin Rep. David R. Obey, 55, scored a decisive first-ballot victory over Iowa Rep. Neal Smith, 73, in a two-man race in the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to replace the ailing chairman, 84-year-old Rep. William H. Natcher of Kentucky.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a measure that barred the closure of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, an action that supporters said would reverse plans to shut the hospital in 2011. Walter Reed was selected in 2005 to be closed by the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The recommendation, which Congress approved and President Bush signed into law, calls for the Army hospital to be consolidated with the National Naval Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1998
A $2-million congressional appropriation for Angeles National Forest will be used to buy remaining tracts of private land within it boundaries. The appropriation comes from $700 million set aside by Congress to add environmentally sensitive tracts to national parklands and wildlife areas, said Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas).
NATIONAL
June 8, 2005 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
Pressure to overhaul the FBI mounted Tuesday when House budget negotiators ordered the bureau to embrace the recommendations of a presidential commission on intelligence failures that would likely erode the FBI's independence. The powerful House Appropriations Committee acted a day after a former member of another commission, the bipartisan panel that investigated the Sept.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2005 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could pay substantial dividends for California, House Republican leaders tapped Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands) on Wednesday as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. In that post, Lewis will supervise the drafting of the federal government's major spending bills. That should give his solidly Democratic home state new clout -- and an inside track on federal largess -- in a capital controlled by Republicans.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2005 | Richard Simon and Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writers
In 1992, Rep. Jerry Lewis, in perhaps the lowest point of his political career, lost a House leadership post, a defeat made all the more bitter after some of his California colleagues abandoned him to support a Texas congressman. On Wednesday, the Republican from Redlands achieved a comeback, winning the coveted chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee -- "the highlight of my career," he said.
NATIONAL
June 12, 2004 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
In his 26 years in the House, Jerry Lewis has put together an impressive resume: chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on defense; onetime No. 3 in the House Republican leadership; former head of his state's Republican delegation; a major Republican fundraiser; the man who saved former House Speaker Jim Wright from drowning. Now, as Lewis seeks one of Congress' most coveted jobs -- chairman of the House Appropriations Committee -- his biggest and perhaps only liability is his home address.
NEWS
November 15, 2001 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill to shore up the economy and increase spending on domestic security, creating an impasse expected to force both parties and the White House into high-level negotiations to craft a compromise measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1998
A $2-million congressional appropriation for Angeles National Forest will be used to buy remaining tracts of private land within it boundaries. The appropriation comes from $700 million set aside by Congress to add environmentally sensitive tracts to national parklands and wildlife areas, said Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas).
NATIONAL
January 6, 2005 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could pay substantial dividends for California, House Republican leaders tapped Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands) on Wednesday as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. In that post, Lewis will supervise the drafting of the federal government's major spending bills. That should give his solidly Democratic home state new clout -- and an inside track on federal largess -- in a capital controlled by Republicans.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2005 | Richard Simon and Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writers
In 1992, Rep. Jerry Lewis, in perhaps the lowest point of his political career, lost a House leadership post, a defeat made all the more bitter after some of his California colleagues abandoned him to support a Texas congressman. On Wednesday, the Republican from Redlands achieved a comeback, winning the coveted chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee -- "the highlight of my career," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1997 | KASPER ZEUTHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the latest battle over the future of the National Endowment for the Arts looms, supporters and even a fierce critic of the 33-year-old agency are predicting that it once again will escape the Republican chopping block. "Unfortunately, I think the agency will rise from its ashes," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), an NEA foe. He recently derided as "absolutely disgusting" many of the artworks the agency has helped fund and is among those wanting it to receive essentially a "close-out" budget.
NEWS
March 22, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Democratic leaders Monday selected a younger and more partisan lawmaker over a colleague with more seniority to become acting chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Wisconsin Rep. David R. Obey, 55, scored a decisive first-ballot victory over Iowa Rep. Neal Smith, 73, in a two-man race in the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to replace the ailing chairman, 84-year-old Rep. William H. Natcher of Kentucky.
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