June 8, 2005 |
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.
January 6, 2005 |
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.
November 15, 2001 |
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.
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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).
July 5, 1997 |
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.
March 22, 1994 |
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.