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February 6, 1997 | From States News Service
Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Wednesday won a spot on the House National Security Committee, giving her a prime look at defense spending and base closures. "It was a very coveted spot," said the Garden Grove Democrat following her appointment. "But we requested it and we got it." The first-term congresswoman said there are many ways in which her district can benefit from having a voice on the panel.
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February 6, 1997 | From States News Service
Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Wednesday won a spot on the House National Security Committee, giving her a prime look at defense spending and base closures. "It was a very coveted spot," said the Garden Grove Democrat following her appointment. "But we requested it and we got it." The first-term congresswoman said there are many ways in which her district can benefit from having a voice on the panel.
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May 25, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The socially conservative Republican agenda became part of the House defense authorization bill Wednesday when the National Security Committee approved proposals by Orange County Rep. Robert K. Dornan to discharge military personnel who test positive for the AIDS virus and to prohibit abortions at overseas U.S. military bases.
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May 25, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The socially conservative Republican agenda became part of the House defense authorization bill Wednesday when the National Security Committee approved proposals by Orange County Rep. Robert K. Dornan to discharge military personnel who test positive for the AIDS virus and to prohibit abortions at overseas U.S. military bases.
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December 9, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could bolster the fortunes of the San Fernando Valley's ailing aerospace industry, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon won a seat Thursday on the powerful House National Security Committee and vowed to push for renewed production of the B-2 stealth bomber. The sought-after committee post will give the Santa Clarita Republican a say in a host of defense-related issues essential for Southern California, from the funding of weapons systems to the staffing of the armed forces.
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August 30, 1998 | Associated Press
A Republican congressman called on the Clinton administration Saturday to deploy a missile defense system that would shield the country from terrorist attacks. "Today, the United States is vulnerable from missile attacks," said Rep. Michael Pappas of New Jersey in the GOP's weekly radio address. "Most Americans think we have the capability to destroy an incoming missile. The truth is, we do not have a system fielded that can destroy an enemy's missile before it reaches us," Pappas added.
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August 21, 1998
"I want the world to understand that our actions today were not aimed against Islam, the faith of hundreds of millions of good, peace-loving people . . . . But our actions were aimed at fanatics and killers who wrap murder in the cloak of righteousness, and in so doing, profane the great religion in whose name they claim to act." --President Clinton **** "We recognize that these strikes will not eliminate the problem, but our message is clear.
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March 6, 1996 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional Republicans declared Tuesday that they will push to increase the Clinton administration's proposed $242.6-billion Pentagon budget to avert projected cuts in military procurement and missile defense programs. At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, GOP lawmakers chided Defense Secretary William J. Perry for having reduced spending on modernization programs to "perilous" levels and renewed demands for early deployment of an antimissile defense system now in the works.
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June 16, 1995 | From A Times Staff Writer
The $267-billion defense bill approved by the House on Thursday includes $553 million to revive the B-2 Stealth bomber and $1.8 million to construct a new storage facility in Van Nuys for the California Air National Guard, according to Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita). McKeon argued that the cost of the B-2 bombers, manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp.
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March 3, 1995 | LISA RICHWINE, STATES NEWS SERVICE
Rep. Robert K. Dornan submitted legislation Thursday that would give the President more power to send U.S. troops into battle. The bill by Dornan (R-Garden Grove) would repeal the War Powers Act, a law passed in 1973 as the United States was phasing out its involvement in Vietnam. Congress used the measure to curtail the chief executive's authority to engage in prolonged military skirmishes.
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December 9, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could bolster the fortunes of the San Fernando Valley's ailing aerospace industry, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon won a seat Thursday on the powerful House National Security Committee and vowed to push for renewed production of the B-2 stealth bomber. The sought-after committee post will give the Santa Clarita Republican a say in a host of defense-related issues essential for Southern California, from the funding of weapons systems to the staffing of the armed forces.
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August 5, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO
Former Rep. Robert K. Dornan's campaign to return to Congress will get a boost this month from key House Republican leaders who are coming to Orange County to help him with two fund-raisers. The money will come in handy for Dornan, who last month announced that his campaign was nearly broke with only $4,500 left after paying existing debts. House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas and Rep.
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June 25, 1997 | From Associated Press
The House voted Tuesday to cut off the U.S. troop deployment to Bosnia after June 1998, and lawmakers voiced doubt that President Clinton has leveled with Americans about the duration and cost of the mission. The White House indicated that Clinton would probably veto the measure if it reached his desk. In a partial victory for Clinton, the House rejected a measure that would have cut off funding by the end of this year, six months before the U.S.
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