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April 21, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few months ago, before Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) split over whether to go to war in the Persian Gulf, Aspin sized up the two defense oracles' comparative political clout and hinted at their intense, though outwardly friendly, rivalry. "I'm the 400-pound gorilla" on defense policy, said Aspin, who is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. But Nunn, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, "is the 800-pound gorilla," Aspin conceded.
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January 28, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Ronald V. Dellums (D-Berkeley) on Wednesday became the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and solemnly pledged to remain true to his outspoken and critical views of the military. Dellums is the first black to serve as armed services chairman and continues a 22-year odyssey that has brought him from radical freshman to member of the House Establishment. "I came here as an advocate of peace and I am going to continue to do so.
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July 25, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an independent commission's proposal to close 34 military installations and realign 48 others. The House panel's 44-8 vote rejected complaints by several members that the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission had unfairly targeted some bases. The issue will be considered by the full House on Tuesday. The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to act on the commission's report by Friday.
NEWS
December 23, 1992 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The naming Tuesday of Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.) as President-elect Bill Clinton's choice for secretary of defense opens the way for arch military critic Rep. Ron Dellums of Oakland to take over the chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee, giving conservatives a shiver and liberals a taste of sweet irony. Dellums, elected in November to his 12th term from a Bay Area district rich in leftist thinking, has established himself as one of the most outspoken congressional critics of U.S.
NEWS
May 9, 1991 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House Armed Services Committee voted for the first time Wednesday to authorize the Pentagon to allow women pilots to fly fighters and bombers in combat. If the provision survives, it would mark a major expansion of the role of women in the military, opening a wide gap in the historic ban on women in combat. The panel also completed its deliberations on the $278-billion 1992 Pentagon budget, voting to cancel the B-2 Stealth bomber and sharply curtail the "Star Wars" anti-missile program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County airport committee charged Rep. C. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) Thursday with interfering in local plans to find an alternative to John Wayne Airport by introducing federal legislation to bar commercial aircraft from the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The Airport Site Coalition, a county-sanctioned and federally funded private organization that is searching for an alternative airport for Orange County, said in a press conference Thursday that Cox's action "disrupts the due process of our airport site search."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989
The House Armed Services Committee in Washington on Wednesday approved a massive defense-spending plan that among other things would bar commercial aviation at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Rep. C. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) sponsored an amendment to the 1990 defense authorization bill that would short-circuit efforts to ease overcrowding at John Wayne Airport by permitting commercial aviation to make joint use of the El Toro military airfield. Commercial flights from the military base have been advocated by some in Orange County as a way to relieve overcrowding at John Wayne, and the El Toro airfield is one of several sites under consideration by the Airport Site Coalition, which is seeking an alternative airport in the county.
NEWS
July 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The former chief of the general staff of the Soviet military will testify next week before the House Armed Services Committee, chairman Les Aspin said Friday. Marshal Sergei F. Akhromeyev will be questioned July 21 about arms control, the Soviet military budget and military cuts announced by Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Wisconsin Democrat said in a statement.
NEWS
January 23, 1987 | JOHN BALZAR and JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writers
Democratic Rep. Les Aspin regained his chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, surviving a bruising battle that liberals say will make him a stronger and more determined opponent of President Reagan's defense policies. Liberal members asserted themselves earlier this month and helped oust the Wisconsin moderate as chairman of the important committee.
NEWS
December 23, 1992 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The naming Tuesday of Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.) as President-elect Bill Clinton's choice for secretary of defense opens the way for arch military critic Rep. Ron Dellums of Oakland to take over the chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee, giving conservatives a shiver and liberals a taste of sweet irony. Dellums, elected in November to his 12th term from a Bay Area district rich in leftist thinking, has established himself as one of the most outspoken congressional critics of U.S.
NEWS
July 25, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an independent commission's proposal to close 34 military installations and realign 48 others. The House panel's 44-8 vote rejected complaints by several members that the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission had unfairly targeted some bases. The issue will be considered by the full House on Tuesday. The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to act on the commission's report by Friday.
NEWS
May 9, 1991 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House Armed Services Committee voted for the first time Wednesday to authorize the Pentagon to allow women pilots to fly fighters and bombers in combat. If the provision survives, it would mark a major expansion of the role of women in the military, opening a wide gap in the historic ban on women in combat. The panel also completed its deliberations on the $278-billion 1992 Pentagon budget, voting to cancel the B-2 Stealth bomber and sharply curtail the "Star Wars" anti-missile program.
NEWS
April 21, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few months ago, before Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) split over whether to go to war in the Persian Gulf, Aspin sized up the two defense oracles' comparative political clout and hinted at their intense, though outwardly friendly, rivalry. "I'm the 400-pound gorilla" on defense policy, said Aspin, who is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. But Nunn, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, "is the 800-pound gorilla," Aspin conceded.
NEWS
March 3, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A House committee charged Friday that the Navy's investigation of a fatal blast aboard the battleship Iowa was too quick to blame Petty Officer Clayton M. Hartwig, one of the dead sailors, and said the Navy probably should not investigate its own accidents. The House Armed Services Committee, in a 48-page report on the April, 1989, explosion that killed 47 sailors, denounced the Navy's inquiry as "an investigative failure" that produced "a hypothesis--and a tenuous one at that."
NEWS
July 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The former chief of the general staff of the Soviet military will testify next week before the House Armed Services Committee, chairman Les Aspin said Friday. Marshal Sergei F. Akhromeyev will be questioned July 21 about arms control, the Soviet military budget and military cuts announced by Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Wisconsin Democrat said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County airport committee charged Rep. C. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) Thursday with interfering in local plans to find an alternative to John Wayne Airport by introducing federal legislation to bar commercial aircraft from the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The Airport Site Coalition, a county-sanctioned and federally funded private organization that is searching for an alternative airport for Orange County, said in a press conference Thursday that Cox's action "disrupts the due process of our airport site search."
NEWS
March 3, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A House committee charged Friday that the Navy's investigation of a fatal blast aboard the battleship Iowa was too quick to blame Petty Officer Clayton M. Hartwig, one of the dead sailors, and said the Navy probably should not investigate its own accidents. The House Armed Services Committee, in a 48-page report on the April, 1989, explosion that killed 47 sailors, denounced the Navy's inquiry as "an investigative failure" that produced "a hypothesis--and a tenuous one at that."
NEWS
January 28, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Ronald V. Dellums (D-Berkeley) on Wednesday became the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and solemnly pledged to remain true to his outspoken and critical views of the military. Dellums is the first black to serve as armed services chairman and continues a 22-year odyssey that has brought him from radical freshman to member of the House Establishment. "I came here as an advocate of peace and I am going to continue to do so.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989
The House Armed Services Committee in Washington on Wednesday approved a massive defense-spending plan that among other things would bar commercial aviation at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Rep. C. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) sponsored an amendment to the 1990 defense authorization bill that would short-circuit efforts to ease overcrowding at John Wayne Airport by permitting commercial aviation to make joint use of the El Toro military airfield. Commercial flights from the military base have been advocated by some in Orange County as a way to relieve overcrowding at John Wayne, and the El Toro airfield is one of several sites under consideration by the Airport Site Coalition, which is seeking an alternative airport in the county.
NEWS
January 23, 1987 | JOHN BALZAR and JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writers
Democratic Rep. Les Aspin regained his chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, surviving a bruising battle that liberals say will make him a stronger and more determined opponent of President Reagan's defense policies. Liberal members asserted themselves earlier this month and helped oust the Wisconsin moderate as chairman of the important committee.
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