December 1, 1995 |
Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, one of the few generally liberal Republican congressional leaders, is expected to announce today he will not seek reelection next year, joining a lengthy list of Capitol Hill veterans who have decided to give up their jobs. Hatfield, 73, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has scheduled a news conference in Silverton, Ore., to reveal his plans.
January 4, 1994 |
A man on the run, facing scrutiny by the courts, the Justice Department and the U.S. Senate, Bob Packwood returned home Monday to hear the toughest judgments of all: the angry, heartfelt, sometimes snide pleas of his constituents to resign. "No," said the five-term Republican senator, his lips tight. "Don't you think I'm entitled to a hearing?" he demanded.
November 8, 1998 |
Republican leaders wasted no time in putting a fresh face out front, tapping newly elected Greg Walden of Oregon to share messages on Saturday that he gathered from constituents while on the campaign trail. "You told us you want a strong economy where your job is secure and you can plan for your family's future," Walden, elected this week to the House, said in the weekly GOP radio address.
December 17, 1996 |
Rep. Wes Cooley (R-Ore.) pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to Oregon voters about his Korean War experience. Through his lawyer, Cooley said he was innocent of two counts of knowingly making false statements to voters in official state pamphlets distributed before his 1994 election to a first term. Cooley, who is in his last month as congressman, was unopposed in this year's primary and was nominated to serve a second term. But he withdrew under heavy pressure from state party leaders.
September 8, 1995 |
He began the day in a feisty mood, appearing on one early-morning television show after another--fiercely resisting calls for his resignation while demanding with righteous indignation a chance to publicly face his accusers. "It was like he was still in denial," said one high-ranking Republican senator. But as another muggy day took hold in Washington, Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.
December 12, 1996 |
Rep. Wes Cooley, a GOP freshman who dropped his reelection bid earlier this year after being accused of lying about his background, was indicted on charges he falsely claimed in official state voter guides that he had served in Korea. The 64-year-old Oregon congressman could get up to 10 years in prison and $200,000 in fines if convicted of twice making false statements.