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May 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware announced that he will become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the Democrats assume control of the chamber next week. His decision ends days of unease for colleagues left in limbo about their leadership roles. By deciding not to move back to his old post as Judiciary Committee chairman, Biden leaves to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) the job that could be one of the most high-profile in the Senate.
March 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate shelved Democrat-drafted anti-crime legislation after Democrats failed by six votes to shut off a Republican filibuster that has been holding up the veto-threatened bill since last year. The bill would impose the death penalty for more than 50 federal crimes, curtail Death Row appeals, authorize $3.5 billion in law enforcement assistance to state and local governments and impose a weeklong waiting period for handgun purchases.
August 3, 1993 | Associated Press
Senators praised Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday as a cautious judge who is unlikely to push an ideological agenda on the high court. "Judge Ginsburg's judicial record and style mark her as a true consensus candidate" who also understands "what liberty and equality mean," Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) told colleagues. Ginsburg appeared all but certain to win confirmation in the Senate vote scheduled for today.
June 19, 1993 | From Times Staff Writer
Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg will begin July 20, meaning that she could be confirmed by the Senate before its summer recess begins on Aug. 6. This would meet the accelerated schedule urged by President Clinton, who selected the 60-year-old federal appellate judge Monday to succeed retiring Justice Byron R. White. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.
March 12, 1993 | From Associated Press
A National Rifle Assn. lobbyist resigned after admitting that he spread unsubstantiated rumors that Janet Reno was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving but not charged, the NRA announced Thursday. David Gibbons resigned as the NRA's director of federal affairs, said Jim Baker, the organization's chief lobbyist. The NRA also apologized to Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "We do not truck in unsubstantiated rumors, and Mr. Gibbons had done so.
July 26, 1990 | From Times wire services
David H. Souter met today with the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider his Supreme Court nomination and refused to answer reporters' questions about abortion and affirmative action. Souter spent an hour in private discussions with committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who will preside at the confirmation hearings expected in September. The quiet New Hampshire jurist continued to dodge questions by reporters following him as he made his courtesy calls.
February 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joseph R. Paolino Jr., Rhode Island's economic development director, confirmed Monday that he has tried to persuade New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam to move the team to Providence. Kiam met with Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun about two weeks ago, but it was an introductory meeting and there were no substantive talks, Paolino said. Paolino, a former Providence mayor, said he met with Kiam about a year ago to suggest a possible move.
July 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate thwarted an attempt by Republicans to use the bulk of a $3.3-billion anti-crime bill to put more police officers on the streets. By a vote of 49 to 39, the Senate killed an amendment by Sen. Warren B. Rudman (R-N.H.) that would have set aside $2.2 billion for direct aid to help states, counties, cities and towns hire more officers. The money would have been disbursed on the basis of a community's population. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.
March 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who underwent brain surgery a month ago to repair an aneurysm in a blood vessel, checked into Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Sunday night so doctors could see if he is suffering from a blood clot in his leg, a hospital spokesman said. Spokesman Pete Esker said: "We're looking to see if there's a blood clot in one of his legs, and we want to make sure that if there is, it is not moving toward the heart or the brain." Biden had undergone surgery on Feb.
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