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October 17, 1993 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Day was just breaking over the nation's capital, but Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon was already engaged in a lively exchange with fellow leaders of the House Republican freshman class. Six lawmakers had gathered for their weekly 7 a.m. meeting in the Capitol Hill office of McKeon, the Santa Clarita Republican who is president of the GOP freshman class. They had previously decided to join their Democrat counterparts in supporting Vice President Al Gore's much-touted initiative to reform and streamline the federal government.
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January 16, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), a onetime western wear haberdasher who rose to become chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, is announcing Thursday that he will retire after more than two decades in Congress. His departure at the close of the current term will further diminish California's clout on Capitol Hill, at least in the short term, and set the stage for a competitive race to choose his successor. The 75-year-old McKeon has chaired the Armed Services Committee since 2011, taking a leading role in fighting spending cuts to the Pentagon, but must give up the gavel after this year because of GOP term limits for its committee leaders.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW
Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has signed on as a co-sponsor of a six-part immigration reform package to be introduced today in Congress. McKeon joined about 40 other members of Congress in backing the six bills authored by Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), who until redistricting took affect last year had represented parts of Santa Clarita.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
With proposed federal budget cuts threatening military contracts and employment in Southern California's aerospace industry, about 2,000 Northrop Grumman Corp. workers were urged by a powerful congressional supporter to fight to save industry jobs. "I implore you, no, I beg you, to stop this from happening," Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) exhorted workers Monday morning during a rousing speech at Northrop's sprawling manufacturing plant in Palmdale, where it built the B-2 stealth bomber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1994
Both of the San Fernando Valley area's Republican congressmen have emerged from leadership meetings this week as chairmen of House subcommittees, substantially increasing their clout on Capitol Hill. Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon of Santa Clarita has been selected chairman of the subcommittee on postsecondary education, training and lifelong learning, while Glendale Rep. Carlos J. Moorhead was named chairman of the subcommittee on intellectual property and judicial administration, officials said.
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March 12, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS
The campaign manager for Republican 25th District congressional candidate Howard (Buck) McKeon has quit, citing conflicts with another campaign staffer. Rita Garasi, a longtime friend of McKeon who managed his successful 1987 race for Santa Clarita City Council, said she resigned Monday over disagreements with campaign office manager Tammy Thomas. McKeon is among six people seeking the Republican nomination in the 25th Congressional District, which covers northern Los Angeles County.
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June 5, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon said Thursday he will lead efforts to obtain $5 million in federal funding to improve the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, including $2.5 million for a three-mile section in Agua Dulce.
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December 2, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon's visit to a high-school government class Wednesday began with a political opponent's campaign sign, but ended with a round of applause. McKeon, (R-Santa Clarita), spoke of his first year in office to about 30 William S. Hart High School government class seniors.
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November 1, 1994 | John Schwada
U.S. Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), 53, is seeking second term in congress. McKeon, who co-owns a chain of western wear stores, is married and has six children. Democratic challenger James Gilmartin, 60, is an attorney who is running for a second time against McKeon. Gilmartin is married and has six children.
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April 16, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to help the city, county and state pay for a study of San Fernando Valley secession, U.S. Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard "Buck" McKeon on Thursday asked Congress to commit $2 million toward the analysis. In a letter to the House Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies, Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) argued that a study on the ramifications of breaking up Los Angeles could benefit the entire nation.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
At a conference about the development of drones for use in combat, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) was interrupted Wednesday by an anti-drone protester as he was giving a speech. Standing onstage in front of a crowd of more than 500 people, McKeon was talking at the Assn. for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's annual program review conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, was discussing how efforts to curtail the military budget would hurt national security and the U.S. military when the protester interrupted him. "These drones are playing god," she said, carrying a banner that read "Stop Killer Drones.
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February 4, 2006 | Richard Simon and Matthew O'Rourke, Times Staff Writers
The election of Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) as House majority leader could open the way for a sixth Californian to win a plum committee chairmanship and further increase the clout of Democratic-leaning California in the Republican-controlled Congress. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) is regarded as the favorite to succeed Boehner as chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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October 16, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
A much-anticipated congressional proposal to combat escalating college costs by threatening penalties against schools that impose big tuition hikes is expected to be introduced today by California Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon. The proposal, fiercely opposed by higher education lobbyists since the Santa Clarita Republican first broached the idea in March, comes as students at public institutions in California and elsewhere in the U.S. are absorbing double-digit cost increases.
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May 2, 2000 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) plans to seek an explanation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, for why the agency sold condominiums in a damaged complex, some to buyers who were unaware of how badly the property had been affected by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
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November 27, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge and U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon plan Monday to announce the securing of $3.4 million in federal and private funds toward creation of an aquatic therapy center to expand the university's services for the disabled. President Clinton is expected to sign a federal budget bill Monday that will provide $1 million for the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled at Cal State Northridge.
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November 16, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to keep the $750-billion Joint Strike Fighter project in California, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) announced plans to introduce legislation that would force the Defense Department to study the cost of assembling the fighter in Palmdale. Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co. have design teams in Palmdale competing for the project, but have announced their intentions to construct the fighter in Texas and Missouri, respectively, if awarded the contract.
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December 22, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by about 50 family members and supporters, Santa Clarita Councilman Howard (Buck) McKeon announced Saturday that he will run for Congress in a new electoral district encompassing the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. "When I saw that we would have our own congressional district, I decided to run," said McKeon, a conservative Republican who served as the founding mayor of Santa Clarita when it incorporated in 1987.
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December 31, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are no fashion cops on Capitol Hill ready to haul away women who happen to be wearing patterned stockings, suede pumps, flashy hats and too much jewelry. But the wife of one San Fernando Valley congressman warns other incoming congressional spouses to beware of overdoingtheir garb, at least in public. In a lighthearted presentation at a recent orientation for congressional spouses, Patricia McKeon, wife of Santa Clarita Republican Rep.
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October 9, 1999 | PAUL M. ANDERSON
U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon said he will introduce a bill next week in Washington that would kill plans for a proposed gravel-mining facility in Soledad Canyon. Much as he did in 1996 when he blocked the Elsmere Canyon landfill project in Angeles National Forest, McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has written a bill that would prohibit the Transit Mixed Concrete company from mining gravel on a 500-acre site at Soledad Canyon Road and the Antelope Valley Freeway.
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July 16, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) was named Thursday to head a new study on runaway production in the entertainment industry. As part of the House Entertainment Industry Task Force, McKeon's group will explore options like tax breaks and other subsidies to prevent productions from leaving the U.S. for cheaper markets. Canada, Mexico and other countries offer such incentives.
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