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July 19, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Janice Hahn was officially sworn in as California's newest member of Congress on Tuesday, one week after her special election victory in the state's 36th U.S. House district. The former Los Angeles councilwoman took the oath of office in the well of the House chamber, administered by Speaker John Boehner. "Americans are counting on us now more than ever to solve their problems, and working together with courage and in good faith, I believe we can and we will," Hahn said in brief remarks to the chamber after being sworn in. Hahn also noted the death of her mother just one day before her election, saying it was the first accomplishment she would not share with her. Reps.
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December 4, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- A website run by California Assembly Republicans has come under fire this week, with critics alleging it misleads visitors about the Affordable Care Act and one Democratic congresswoman calling for it to be taken down. The Assembly GOP Caucus says the website, coveringhealthcareca.com, is meant to be a resource for Californians looking for more information on the new healthcare law and insurance exchange. But Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik noted on Monday , the site mostly featured negative stories on Obamacare and a calculator of penalties that a person would pay for not buying insurance.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2010
Janice Hahn Political party: Democrat Occupation: Los Angeles City Council member Age: 58; born in Los Angeles City of residence: San Pedro community of Los Angeles Personal: divorced; three children Education: bachelor of science degree in education from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1974 Career highlights: teacher, Good News Academy, a private school in Westchester, 1974-78; public affairs regional...
NATIONAL
July 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - When Rep. Janice Hahn conducted a campaign poll last year, she didn't just want to know what voters thought about her. She asked what they thought about her father. The poll showed that Kenny Hahn was fondly remembered, still a political legend almost 16 years after his death. And so came the mailer for the San Pedro Democrat: "like father, like daughter. " As she finishes her second year in Congress, Janice Hahn has echoed her father's approach. Kenny was famous for such stunts as dispatching the heads of warring transit agencies to a boat in Marina del Rey and ordering them not to return until they worked out their differences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2009 | Phil Willon
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn has established an exploratory campaign committee for a possible run for California lieutenant governor in 2010. Hahn has served on the council since 2001, representing a district that stretches from San Pedro to Watts, and has one of L.A.'s most recognizable political names. She is the daughter of the late Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and the sister of former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn. Hahn filed papers with the California secretary of state for "The Janice Hahn Lieutenant Governor 2010 Exploratory Committee."
NATIONAL
July 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - When Rep. Janice Hahn conducted a campaign poll last year, she didn't just want to know what voters thought about her. She asked what they thought about her father. The poll showed that Kenny Hahn was fondly remembered, still a political legend almost 16 years after his death. And so came the mailer for the San Pedro Democrat: "like father, like daughter. " As she finishes her second year in Congress, Janice Hahn has echoed her father's approach. Kenny was famous for such stunts as dispatching the heads of warring transit agencies to a boat in Marina del Rey and ordering them not to return until they worked out their differences.
OPINION
September 28, 2012
As the June primary for the newly created 44th Congressional District approached, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) was already fighting for her political life. She was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly pressuring members of her legislative staff to work on her campaign on government time and against their will. That troubling charge - and the resources she was forced to expend rebutting it - were the chief reasons this page declined to endorse her. When the primary was over and Richardson had earned a spot in the runoff, the committee reported that she had indeed violated congressional rules, and she accepted a rare reprimand and a $10,000 fine.
NEWS
June 17, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Democratic congressional candidate Janice Hahn has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over a widely criticized hip-hop-themed video that links her to street-gang members. That ad, which makes rampant use of stereotypical hip-hop video imagery and features Hahn’s face superimposed onto the body of a stripper, was produced by a new third-party political action committee called Turn Right USA. Hahn’s complaint alleges Turn Right is working with the campaign of Hahn’s challenger in the race in California’s 36 th Congressional District, Republican Craig Huey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Candidates eager to replace Janice Hahn on the Los Angeles City Council started throwing their hats into the ring even before Hahn declared victory in Tuesday's special election for a South Bay congressional seat. San Pedro firefighter Pat McOsker announced his campaign for council in an email to supporters at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday — even though less than 30% of the vote had been counted in the U.S. House race. By Wednesday morning, at least three others had joined the contest, including a state assemblyman, a police officer and a former city councilman who once represented Hahn's Watts-to-San Pedro district.
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June 18, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Washington -- Los Angeles City Councilwoman and Democratic congressional candidate Janice Hahn has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over a widely criticized hip-hop-themed video that links her to gang members. The ad, which uses stereotypical hip-hop video imagery and features Hahn's face superimposed onto a stripper, was produced by a new third-party political action committee called Turn Right USA. Hahn's complaint alleges that Turn Right is working with the campaign of Republican Craig Huey, her opponent in the race to succeed Jane Harman in California's 36th district.
NEWS
April 18, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Despite beefed-up security at airports nationwide in reaction to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, the Transportation Security Administration is standing firms in its plan next week to allow passengers to take small folding knives and other formerly prohibited items onto airplanes. On Wednesday, a TSA spokesman wrote via email that changes would go into effect April 25 as planned. Before the bombings, more than 100 members of Congress as well as flight attendants and members of the public had asked TSA Administrator John Pistole to scrap the policy.
NEWS
April 15, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
In just 10 days you'll be able to carry knives onto planes. Not big butcher knives, of course, but those described as smaller than 2.36 inches long and less than half an inch in width. That relaxing of Transportation Security Administration rules in March also includes allowing passengers to carry on certain items, including ski poles, hockey sticks, golf clubs, etc.  But it's the knives that have created the strongest reaction, including one from U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Los Angeles)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Wendy Greuel rallied supporters in San Pedro on Saturday, saying the community was vital to Los Angeles' prosperity as she campaigned for mayor. “This is the economic engine of our entire city,” Greuel said as she rallied supporters at the headquarters of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 63, the Marine Clerks Assn. She noted that her 9-year-old son was studying a  map of Los Angeles and asked about San Pedro, which is connect to the rest of Los Angeles by a thin spit of land.
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October 30, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Willie D. Smith broke into a wide grin when he spotted Rep. Laura Richardson campaigning in his Carson neighborhood one recent Saturday. "This is so cool!" Smith, 43, exclaimed as he greeted the congresswoman, who was walking door-to-door along a well-tended stretch of Gladwick Street. "I'm telling my people to vote for you. " That's the kind of response Richardson is counting on in her tough reelection battle with a fellow Democrat, Rep. Janice Hahn of San Pedro. The two congresswomen are vying for the same seat in the wake of last year's redistricting and new primary election rules that allowed members of the same party to advance to November.
OPINION
September 28, 2012
As the June primary for the newly created 44th Congressional District approached, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) was already fighting for her political life. She was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly pressuring members of her legislative staff to work on her campaign on government time and against their will. That troubling charge - and the resources she was forced to expend rebutting it - were the chief reasons this page declined to endorse her. When the primary was over and Richardson had earned a spot in the runoff, the committee reported that she had indeed violated congressional rules, and she accepted a rare reprimand and a $10,000 fine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Even before last week's stinging reprimand from her House colleagues, Democrat Laura Richardson's reelection bid was in trouble. She had been burning through campaign strategists and congressional staffers for months. Debts were mounting. She had finished far behind rival Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) in the June primary, under new election rules that produced several November contests between members of the same party. Hahn had also won the endorsement of California's Democratic Party, which typically furnishes money, mail ads and volunteers for its chosen candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
Billions of dollars in international commerce flows annually through the Port of Los Angeles. Yet few Angelenos ever visit that vital city asset. Indeed, most are probably more familiar with the waterfront tourist meccas of neighboring Long Beach than they are with San Pedro, Lomita, Wilmington, Harbor City and Watts--the neighborhoods of the 15th City Council District. Residents of the 15th District know the port all too well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In a seemingly major upset in the race to replace former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), Republican Craig Huey appears to have captured one of the spots in a July 12 runoff. With all of the election night ballots counted late Tuesday, Huey squeaked past California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, a Democrat, by 206 votes. If the outcome stands after outstanding ballots are counted, Huey will face Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat. Antiwar activist and teacher Marcy Winograd, who challenged Harman twice in Democratic primaries, finished fourth.
NEWS
May 10, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
In the race for the new 44th Congressional District, two Democrat incumbents are pitted against each other. Rep Janice Hahn, who currently represents the 36th District, is running against Rep. Laura Richardson, who represents the 37th District. The race is worth following not just because it's a smack-down between two Democrats but also because it's one of several congressional seats drawn specifically to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. What does that mean?
OPINION
May 9, 2012
The newly created 44th Congressional District sprawls from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate. Its many blue-collar communities have been hard hit by the economic downturn and share a need for jobs, safe and affordable housing, and a representative capable of pushing those priorities in Congress despite the political gridlock that has seized Washington. The two candidates for the job, Janice Hahn and Laura Richardson, are incumbent Democratic members of the House, pitted against each other as a result of redistricting.
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