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January 20, 1997
Re "Florida Couple Say They Recorded Gingrich's Call," Jan. 14: Congratulations, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.). You recognized that you had a major responsibility to the American people in accepting and handling the tape recorded by John and Alice Martin of Florida. As to the bluster from those who have been caught on tape, we remember that the jails are full of "innocents." How long do they think they can get away with the real cover-up here, the cover-up of the truth about Newt Gingrich?
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BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | David Lazarus
Universal coverage, Medicare for all, single payer - call it what you will. It's clear that conservative forces are determined to prevent such a system from ever being introduced at the national level. So it's up to the states. The catch is that to make universal coverage work at the state level, you'd need some way to channel Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare funds into the system. At the moment, that's difficult if not impossible. But legislation quietly being drafted by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
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NEWS
February 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Third-term Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) is the new chairman of the House ethics committee. Rep. Fred Grandy (R-Iowa), in his fourth term, is the new ranking Republican on the panel, formally the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
NATIONAL
December 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to free Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) from having to pay damages to House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) for letting reporters hear an illegally recorded 1996 phone call among House Republicans. Without comment, the justices let stand an appeals court ruling that the Constitution's free-speech guarantee doesn't shield McDermott from Boehner's lawsuit. A judge ordered McDermott to pay Boehner $60,000 in damages plus legal fees and costs.
NATIONAL
December 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to free Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) from having to pay damages to House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) for letting reporters hear an illegally recorded 1996 phone call among House Republicans. Without comment, the justices let stand an appeals court ruling that the Constitution's free-speech guarantee doesn't shield McDermott from Boehner's lawsuit. A judge ordered McDermott to pay Boehner $60,000 in damages plus legal fees and costs.
NATIONAL
December 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
The House ethics committee will investigate Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) to determine whether he violated standards of conduct when an illegally recorded telephone conversation was leaked to reporters during a committee investigation. Committee Chairman Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) and ranking Democrat Alan B. Mollohan of West Virginia formed a four-member investigative subcommittee Tuesday to investigate the 1997 incident.
NEWS
January 28, 1994 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic authors of a Canadian-style health plan said Thursday that they could pay for health care for all Americans--and offer more generous benefits than President Clinton has proposed--through an 8.4% payroll tax on corporations and a 2.1% tax on individuals' earnings. "The President's bill and ours are the only viable options" because they offer health coverage to every American, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said.
NEWS
January 15, 1997 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the FBI opened an investigation into the controversy over a clandestine tape recording of a telephone conversation involving House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said Tuesday that he will quit the House Ethics Committee. The announcement by McDermott, who has been identified as the source of the leak of the recording to the press last week, did little to clarify the outlook on when or how the underlying ethics case against Gingrich will be disposed.
NEWS
January 14, 1997 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neither his critics nor his admirers are surprised to find Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) in the middle of the furor over the tapes of an intercepted telephone conversation involving the ethics case against House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Both those who agree and disagree with McDermott find common ground on one point: the outspoken Seattle liberal is ever-ready to play hardball when fighting for what he deems a just cause.
NEWS
January 14, 1997 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Florida janitor and his wife identified themselves Monday as the source of a clandestine tape recording of House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his aides and said that they had turned it over to the ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee not knowing that it might be illegal. John Martin, a school custodian in the small town of Fort White, Fla.
NATIONAL
December 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
The House ethics committee will investigate Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) to determine whether he violated standards of conduct when an illegally recorded telephone conversation was leaked to reporters during a committee investigation. Committee Chairman Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) and ranking Democrat Alan B. Mollohan of West Virginia formed a four-member investigative subcommittee Tuesday to investigate the 1997 incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1997
Re "Florida Couple Say They Recorded Gingrich's Call," Jan. 14: Congratulations, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.). You recognized that you had a major responsibility to the American people in accepting and handling the tape recorded by John and Alice Martin of Florida. As to the bluster from those who have been caught on tape, we remember that the jails are full of "innocents." How long do they think they can get away with the real cover-up here, the cover-up of the truth about Newt Gingrich?
NEWS
January 15, 1997 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the FBI opened an investigation into the controversy over a clandestine tape recording of a telephone conversation involving House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said Tuesday that he will quit the House Ethics Committee. The announcement by McDermott, who has been identified as the source of the leak of the recording to the press last week, did little to clarify the outlook on when or how the underlying ethics case against Gingrich will be disposed.
NEWS
January 14, 1997 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neither his critics nor his admirers are surprised to find Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) in the middle of the furor over the tapes of an intercepted telephone conversation involving the ethics case against House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Both those who agree and disagree with McDermott find common ground on one point: the outspoken Seattle liberal is ever-ready to play hardball when fighting for what he deems a just cause.
NEWS
January 14, 1997 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Florida janitor and his wife identified themselves Monday as the source of a clandestine tape recording of House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his aides and said that they had turned it over to the ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee not knowing that it might be illegal. John Martin, a school custodian in the small town of Fort White, Fla.
NEWS
January 28, 1994 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic authors of a Canadian-style health plan said Thursday that they could pay for health care for all Americans--and offer more generous benefits than President Clinton has proposed--through an 8.4% payroll tax on corporations and a 2.1% tax on individuals' earnings. "The President's bill and ours are the only viable options" because they offer health coverage to every American, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said.
NEWS
August 28, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Through the squalls and storms of the past few months, no one has been more doggedly upbeat about President Clinton's ambitious plan for national health care reform than senior adviser Ira Magaziner and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Magaziner, chief architect of Clinton's health care plan, took great delight in calling attention to his office bookshelves.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | David Lazarus
Universal coverage, Medicare for all, single payer - call it what you will. It's clear that conservative forces are determined to prevent such a system from ever being introduced at the national level. So it's up to the states. The catch is that to make universal coverage work at the state level, you'd need some way to channel Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare funds into the system. At the moment, that's difficult if not impossible. But legislation quietly being drafted by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
NEWS
February 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Third-term Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) is the new chairman of the House ethics committee. Rep. Fred Grandy (R-Iowa), in his fourth term, is the new ranking Republican on the panel, formally the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
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