April 17, 2003 |
Victims in a sexual assault scandal at the Air Force Academy are criticizing Rep. Joel Hefley, saying he weakened legislation signed Wednesday by President Bush that was aimed at holding academy leaders accountable. Hefley, a Colorado Republican, had changed an amendment written earlier this month by a group of senators in response to public outcry over allegations that the academy ignored or punished dozens of victims.
January 7, 2005 |
When he became chairman of the House ethics committee, Rep. Joel Hefley took on perhaps the most thankless job in Congress: investigating his colleagues and meting out discipline. But after issuing three rebukes last year to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, the chamber's second-ranking Republican, Hefley is fighting to keep the committee gavel that few of his colleagues would want. On Thursday, the Colorado Republican didn't think he was likely to hold onto it.
January 22, 2001 |
The Internet, which has become a fixture in the homes and offices of tens of millions of Americans, may finally be coming to Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.). Hefley, once called one of the 10 most "obscure" members of Congress by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, is the last Web site holdout on Capitol Hill.
July 17, 2003 |
The House voted to deny military aid to Indonesia until that country fully investigates an ambush that killed two Americans in August 2002. Teachers from the Tembagapura International School were headed to a picnic in Papua when the two were killed in an ambush. Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) said the Indonesian police have been removed from the case and responsibility assigned to the military. Initial reports said the military may have been involved, but it has since exonerated itself.
June 22, 2001 |
The House ethics committee unanimously rebuked Rep. Earl F. Hilliard (D-Ala.) for campaign finance violations but gave him the mildest punishment available because he admitted wrongdoing. Hilliard was given a letter Thursday condemning his conduct, signed by the Republican chairman and the ranking Democrat on the 10-member Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
July 25, 2002 |
Comments during debate and after the decision to expel Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio): "My people elected me, and I don't think you should take their representative away .... Vote your conscience. Nothing personal." --Traficant * "I'm prepared to lose everything. I'm prepared to go to jail. You go ahead and expel me." --Traficant * "None of us ever wants to sit in judgment of our peers.