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June 9, 1988 | From Associated Press
Voters set the stage for three Senate races, nominated a councilman to become the first black congressman from New Jersey and launched a comeback attempt by former Montana Gov. Thomas Judge, returns from primary elections in six states outside of California showed Wednesday. Here are the key results of Tuesday's primaries in those states: New Jersey--First-term Democratic Sen. Frank R.
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January 31, 1989 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
A high-level manager at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission whose congressional testimony fixed blame on top agency executives for bungling thousands of age discrimination cases is facing demotion in retaliation for her candor, Senate investigators have charged. In a blistering report, the Democratic staff of the Senate Aging Committee alleges that the agency ignored St. Louis District Director Lynn Bruner's warnings almost two years ago about the handling of the cases.
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BUSINESS
January 31, 1989 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
A high-level manager at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission whose congressional testimony fixed blame on top agency executives for bungling thousands of age discrimination cases is facing demotion in retaliation for her candor, Senate investigators have charged. In a blistering report, the Democratic staff of the Senate Aging Committee alleges that the agency ignored St. Louis District Director Lynn Bruner's warnings almost two years ago about the handling of the cases.
NEWS
June 9, 1988 | From Associated Press
Voters set the stage for three Senate races, nominated a councilman to become the first black congressman from New Jersey and launched a comeback attempt by former Montana Gov. Thomas Judge, returns from primary elections in six states outside of California showed Wednesday. Here are the key results of Tuesday's primaries in those states: New Jersey--First-term Democratic Sen. Frank R.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1986
A U.S. Court of Appeals panel has refused to bar a lawsuit challenging the selection process for members of the Federal Reserve's policy-making committee. The three-member panel denied a request by the Administration to order U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene to dismiss the suit brought by Sen. John Melcher (D-Mont.) challenging the constitutionality of the Federal Open Market Committee, which regulates the nation's money supply.
NEWS
February 15, 1987
President Reagan urged support of his plan for catastrophic illness insurance, saying that elderly Americans need such protection, but Montana Sen. John Melcher, the Democratic chairman of the Senate's Special Committee on Aging, criticized Reagan's proposal as inadequate. In his weekly radio address, Reagan, speaking from Camp David, Md., said that "catastrophic illness can strike anyone--the old, the young, the middle-aged," and urged that his plan, based on expansion of Medicare, be adopted.
NEWS
November 9, 1988
In Montana former GOP state Sen. Stan Stephens defeated former Gov. Thomas Judge 53% to 47% for the governor's seat which is being vacated by a Democrat. Two-term Democratic U.S. Sen. John Melcher lost to Republican county commissioner Conrad Burns 48% to 52%. George Bush was the winner of Montana's four electoral votes by 70,559 votes or 53% to 62,147 votes or 47% for Michael S. Dukakis.
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March 13, 1987 | United Press International
President Reagan's proposed changes in Medicare and Medicaid would "nickel-and-dime . . . to death" past advances in federal health programs for the poor and elderly, leaders of a Senate panel on aging charged today. Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania, ranking Republican on the Special Committee on Aging, criticized the Administration's proposed increase in premiums, saying senior citizens already spend an average of more than 15% of their incomes on health care.
NEWS
August 7, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
The chairman of the Senate Aging Committee charged Thursday that "there are huge blank spots" in legislation designed to hold down health costs for the nation's 30 million Medicare beneficiaries and called for an extensive new prescription drug benefit. Medicare should pay 80% of the cost of all drugs after the beneficiary has paid the first $200 in drug bills each year, Sen. John Melcher (D-Mont.) said.
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November 24, 1985 | From Reuters
The Senate on Saturday rejected a proposal for the United States to buy more sugar from the Philippines after opponents of the measure said it would help only a few wealthy families aligned with President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The proposal was defeated by a vote of 69-23. It would have required an annual increase of about 3% in U.S. purchases of Philippine sugar. Sens. John Melcher (D-Mont.), chief sponsor of the proposal, and Daniel K.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1985 | Associated Press
Representatives from the nation's agricultural heartland warned Congress on Wednesday that there is "a gathering rural storm" over the crisis in farm financing that threatens upheaval in America's food production and banking systems. "This disaster is of truly astounding proportions," said Bishop Maurice Dingman of the Des Moines, Iowa, Roman Catholic diocese and a founder of the state's Farm Unity Coalition.
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