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April 11, 1992 | Associated Press
The presidential candidacy of Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was endorsed Friday by Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, (D-W.Va.), who himself considered seeking the Democratic nomination, and the million-member Service Employees International Union.
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December 27, 1997 | BILL McALLISTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Department of Veterans Affairs cannot assure veterans that they are receiving the best health care possible from the more than 170 VA hospitals, warns the ranking Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the VA. Sen. John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV (D-W. Va.) delivered his bleak assessment of the department's health care system to VA Secretary-designate Togo West Jr. in a Dec. 19 letter.
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BUSINESS
November 9, 1990 | ROBERT ROSENBLATT
The health-insurance industry must make coverage more affordable and accessible or face an angry Congress that will answer a public clamor about health care costs by eliminating the business in favor of national health insurance, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) warned Thursday. "Congress will be serious about health insurance reform only once--there will be no second chance for the industry," he told a conference on medical spending.
NEWS
May 23, 1994 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A health care debate between leading Republican and Democratic senators grew sharply partisan Sunday as Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) accused Senate GOP leader Bob Dole of Kansas of opposing reform in order to advance his presidential ambitions. "See, I think Bob Dole is really a major problem here. He wants to be President in '96," said Rockefeller, who is President Clinton's staunchest congressional ally on health care reform.
BUSINESS
November 19, 1991 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
Congress, moving at a sickeningly slow place, is again giving serious consideration to a weak, stop-gap proposal to improve America's inadequate health care system. With just a little more courage, Congress could also help at least 120,000 coal miners who will be bashed particularly hard by runaway medical costs if nothing is done for them. A proposal to help them has been introduced in Congress by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.).
NEWS
December 19, 1989 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An influential congressional commission is considering an ambitious health care plan that would require all businesses to provide health insurance for their workers and call on the federal government to pay for the first six months of nursing home care. Businesses would be expected to pay 80% of the premium for insurance offering a specified level of coverage, with workers paying the difference.
NEWS
May 8, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democratic Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, who had previously ruled out the idea of running for the White House in 1992, said Tuesday that he is now actively considering seeking his party's presidential nomination. His statement, made to reporters here, where he was attending the Democratic Leadership Conference convention, was made only three days after another Democratic senator, Tom Harkin of Iowa, indicated that he was weighing the possibility of entering the race.
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June 23, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In the slow-to-develop 1992 Democratic presidential campaign, West Virginia Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV's prospective candidacy has just gotten a jump-start. Credit not only his own resourcefulness and the charismatic magic of his family name but also the unintended help of a couple of potential White House rivals--Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and President Bush.
NEWS
May 24, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two key lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a $24-billion-a-year plan to contain soaring health care costs and provide basic medical insurance to the estimated 33 million Americans who now lack it. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), embraces far-reaching recommendations made last year by a bipartisan commission named after the late Rep. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.).
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | Robert Shogan and Ronald Brownstein \f7
AFTER THE COUP: The collapse of last week's coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is expected to make life even more difficult for Democrats in the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign. Not only have the events strengthened President Bush's image as a world leader, but they also have dampened hopes by Democrats that they might be able to skirt key foreign policy issues in the campaign and concentrate on America's domestic problems instead.
NEWS
April 11, 1992 | Associated Press
The presidential candidacy of Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was endorsed Friday by Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, (D-W.Va.), who himself considered seeking the Democratic nomination, and the million-member Service Employees International Union.
BUSINESS
November 19, 1991 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
Congress, moving at a sickeningly slow place, is again giving serious consideration to a weak, stop-gap proposal to improve America's inadequate health care system. With just a little more courage, Congress could also help at least 120,000 coal miners who will be bashed particularly hard by runaway medical costs if nothing is done for them. A proposal to help them has been introduced in Congress by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.).
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | Robert Shogan and Ronald Brownstein \f7
AFTER THE COUP: The collapse of last week's coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is expected to make life even more difficult for Democrats in the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign. Not only have the events strengthened President Bush's image as a world leader, but they also have dampened hopes by Democrats that they might be able to skirt key foreign policy issues in the campaign and concentrate on America's domestic problems instead.
NEWS
August 8, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
With Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV's departure from the 1992 presidential picture, Democrats face a mixed vista of dashed hopes and potential opportunities as they struggle to find a candidate who can lead them back to the White House. Rockefeller's decision--coming at a time when President Bush's poll standings are still at high levels--is bound to heighten the public impression that the Democrats are having difficulty mounting a credible challenge to the President's reelection.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
West Virginia Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV is expected to announce at a press conference today in Charleston, W. Va., that he has abandoned the idea of seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in a year when the odds against his party regaining the White House are long. "Everybody that I know pretty well assumes that he's not going to run," Charles S. Smith, Democratic Party chairman in West Virginia, said Tuesday night. "Every indication I see is that he is pulling out."
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July 23, 1991 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W. V.) traveled only 596 miles when he flew here from Miami last weekend seeking support for a possible presidential campaign. But it felt as though he had crossed the border between different countries. On Saturday morning, Rockefeller toured a Miami shelter for abused and severely ill infants whose hopes were stunted before birth by mothers who used cocaine or could not afford medical care.
NEWS
May 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Ohio Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens, who was disgraced by a sex scandal, lost his seat in a Republican primary Tuesday. Lukens, who had refused Republican Party advice to retire after he was convicted of a misdemeanor last year for having sex with a teen-ager, apologized to voters and proclaimed his innocence. He finished third in the primary in western Ohio's 8th District. With 99% of the vote counted, State Rep. John Boehner won with 24,978 votes, followed by former Rep.
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June 25, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bipartisan national commission issued a comprehensive blueprint Monday for improving the condition of the nation's children, including a $56-billion first-year package of recommendations designed to strengthen American families so parents can better care for their offspring. The panel's centerpiece proposal is a $1,000-per-child tax credit for all families with children under age 18, regardless of income.
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June 25, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bipartisan national commission issued a comprehensive blueprint Monday for improving the condition of the nation's children, including a $56-billion first-year package of recommendations designed to strengthen American families so parents can better care for their offspring. The panel's centerpiece proposal is a $1,000-per-child tax credit for all families with children under age 18, regardless of income.
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In the slow-to-develop 1992 Democratic presidential campaign, West Virginia Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV's prospective candidacy has just gotten a jump-start. Credit not only his own resourcefulness and the charismatic magic of his family name but also the unintended help of a couple of potential White House rivals--Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and President Bush.
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