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January 5, 2001 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Republicans on Thursday chose Rep. William M. Thomas (R-Bakersfield) to head the powerful Ways and Means Committee, making the Californian a key player in the fight to push major elements of President-elect George W. Bush's agenda through a narrowly divided Congress. Thomas, known for his mastery of complex matters such as Medicare but also for his occasional fits of temper, was one of about a dozen new committee chairmen installed by the House's GOP majority.
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NEWS
January 5, 2001 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Republicans on Thursday chose Rep. William M. Thomas (R-Bakersfield) to head the powerful Ways and Means Committee, making the Californian a key player in the fight to push major elements of President-elect George W. Bush's agenda through a narrowly divided Congress. Thomas, known for his mastery of complex matters such as Medicare but also for his occasional fits of temper, was one of about a dozen new committee chairmen installed by the House's GOP majority.
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NEWS
July 1, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON and KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major step forward for the White House, the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday became the third congressional panel to approve a bill designed to achieve President Clinton's goal of providing health insurance for all Americans starting in 1998. The Senate Finance Committee, however, dealt a potentially devastating blow to Clinton's key proposal for universal coverage by rejecting any requirement that employers pay 80% of workers' insurance costs--the so-called employer mandate.
NEWS
January 2, 2001 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. William M. Thomas (R-Bakersfield), in his bid to become the first Californian to chair one of the House's most important committees, faces a potentially tough problem: Bill Thomas. A 22-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Thomas is widely respected for his intellect, commitment and expertise on the complex issue of Medicare--attributes that serve him well as he seeks to head the Ways and Means Committee.
NEWS
October 9, 1988
The chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee is soliciting some of the nation's largest corporations to contribute a total of $500,000 for a movie to commemorate the panel's 200th anniversary next year, according to the Washington Post. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) said there is "no pressure" on the corporations to give and he dismissed the notion that his influential position gives tax-policy-dependent corporations no choice but to contribute to remain in his good graces.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The House Ways and Means Committee served notice Thursday that it will oppose President Bush's plan for a reduction in capital gains taxes and also that it will resist changing a hotly controversial surtax imposed on Medicare recipients for protection against costs of catastrophic illness.
NEWS
January 2, 2001 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. William M. Thomas (R-Bakersfield), in his bid to become the first Californian to chair one of the House's most important committees, faces a potentially tough problem: Bill Thomas. A 22-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Thomas is widely respected for his intellect, commitment and expertise on the complex issue of Medicare--attributes that serve him well as he seeks to head the Ways and Means Committee.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kaiser-Permanente, the largest health maintenance organization in the nation, has won a special break from a congressional committee that would exempt it from a critical element of federal health care reform, lobbyists and congressional sources said Wednesday. The huge Oakland-based health system, which provides coverage for 4.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the House Ways and Means Committee gets back to work on health care legislation next week, it will have a new chairman--but the same set of problems to face. Knowing that he likely would be forced to relinquish leadership of the panel because of looming criminal charges, Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) had worked feverishly in recent weeks to make as much progress as possible.
NEWS
January 22, 1999 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday denounced President Clinton's Social Security proposal as "budgetary manipulation" and said his committee is still waiting for the White House to offer a plan "that can be understood by the American people." Republicans agree with the president that 62% of the budget surplus should be reserved until Social Security's long-range solvency is assured, but they want to see a detailed proposal, said Rep. Bill Archer (R-Texas).
NEWS
January 22, 1999 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday denounced President Clinton's Social Security proposal as "budgetary manipulation" and said his committee is still waiting for the White House to offer a plan "that can be understood by the American people." Republicans agree with the president that 62% of the budget surplus should be reserved until Social Security's long-range solvency is assured, but they want to see a detailed proposal, said Rep. Bill Archer (R-Texas).
BUSINESS
July 28, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kaiser-Permanente, the largest health maintenance organization in the nation, has won a special break from a congressional committee that would exempt it from a critical element of federal health care reform, lobbyists and congressional sources said Wednesday. The huge Oakland-based health system, which provides coverage for 4.
NEWS
July 1, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON and KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major step forward for the White House, the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday became the third congressional panel to approve a bill designed to achieve President Clinton's goal of providing health insurance for all Americans starting in 1998. The Senate Finance Committee, however, dealt a potentially devastating blow to Clinton's key proposal for universal coverage by rejecting any requirement that employers pay 80% of workers' insurance costs--the so-called employer mandate.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the House Ways and Means Committee gets back to work on health care legislation next week, it will have a new chairman--but the same set of problems to face. Knowing that he likely would be forced to relinquish leadership of the panel because of looming criminal charges, Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) had worked feverishly in recent weeks to make as much progress as possible.
NEWS
September 29, 1993 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the night before D-day almost a half-century ago, U.S. Army paratrooper Sam Gibbons dropped behind enemy lines in France and found himself immediately under fire from a German machine-gun nest a short distance away. Gibbons, now a congressional veteran of three decades, may find himself parachuting into another hot spot at the age of 73.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The House Ways and Means Committee served notice Thursday that it will oppose President Bush's plan for a reduction in capital gains taxes and also that it will resist changing a hotly controversial surtax imposed on Medicare recipients for protection against costs of catastrophic illness.
NEWS
September 29, 1993 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the night before D-day almost a half-century ago, U.S. Army paratrooper Sam Gibbons dropped behind enemy lines in France and found himself immediately under fire from a German machine-gun nest a short distance away. Gibbons, now a congressional veteran of three decades, may find himself parachuting into another hot spot at the age of 73.
NEWS
July 24, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
The World Trade Organization has ruled against a U.S. tax break that saves Boeing Co., Microsoft Corp. and other companies billions of dollars a year, U.S. trade officials said Monday. The ruling is a victory for the European Union, which challenged the U.S. law, and it moves the EU closer to imposing up to $4 billion in sanctions on U.S. exports. That would be by far the largest penalty in the WTO's six-year history. Rep. William M.
NEWS
October 9, 1988
The chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee is soliciting some of the nation's largest corporations to contribute a total of $500,000 for a movie to commemorate the panel's 200th anniversary next year, according to the Washington Post. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) said there is "no pressure" on the corporations to give and he dismissed the notion that his influential position gives tax-policy-dependent corporations no choice but to contribute to remain in his good graces.
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