April 19, 1990 |
House Democratic leaders unveiled a proposed 1991 budget Wednesday that would cut defense spending by 25% over the next five years and allocate the resulting $251 billion "peace dividend" to deficit reduction and a series of new domestic programs. Starting with a cut of $8 billion from President Bush's proposed Pentagon outlays for the fiscal year that begins Oct.
December 8, 1988 |
Saying that they hope to work with--not against--the Bush Administration, the 27 Democratic members of California's congressional delegation unveiled their 1989 agenda Wednesday, putting strong emphasis on clean air legislation, trade benefits for state industries, AIDS funding, deficit reduction and expanded education programs. Much of the attention was focused on newly elected House Budget Committee Chairman Leon E.
June 22, 2011 |
The Senate unanimously confirmed Leon E. Panetta as secretary of Defense on Tuesday, putting the Pentagon in the hands of a former Democratic congressman and budget expert amid growing political discontent over the cost and reach of President Obama's military engagements. Panetta, who spent two years as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will replace Robert M. Gates, who is retiring after serving in two consecutive administrations. In a statement, Panetta thanked the Senate "for the strong vote of confidence" and said he was "deeply honored" by the 100-0 tally and the president's nomination.
November 7, 1996 |
A victorious President Clinton flew back to Washington on Wednesday, as an exodus of Cabinet officials began and the White House moved swiftly to assemble a new team. Mindful of the lengthy and awkward start-up that hurt Clinton's first term, the White House wants a smooth transition to a second term. But the scope of the task became clear Wednesday, even before Air Force One touched down at Andrews Air Force Base to end its flight from Little Rock, Ark.
December 11, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton, in a gesture of solidarity with Congress and reassurance for Wall Street, Thursday announced his choice of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas and Rep. Leon E. Panetta of California to head the team that will guide economic policy in the new Administration.
September 15, 1994 |
As White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta approaches his final recommendations on a long-delayed staff reorganization, aides have begun to recognize a potentially serious political problem--too many white guys. Panetta has been working for nearly three months on plans to revamp President Clinton's sometimes chaotic staff--a period far longer than most White House aides had expected.
March 27, 1995 |
President Clinton is prepared to veto a variety of House Republican initiatives, including welfare reform, a capital-gains tax cut and a repeal of the crime bill, unless the Senate eliminates certain provisions in each measure, White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta said Sunday. "We are not going to let them cut school lunches in order to provide tax cuts to the wealthiest in this country. We're not going to let them cut 100,000 cops off the President's crime bill.
November 16, 1994 |
President Clinton signaled Tuesday that he might be able to reach agreement with the new Republican congressional majority on school prayer. "I'll be glad to discuss it with them," the President said at a press conference at an economic conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. "I want to see what the details (of a school prayer proposal) are. I certainly wouldn't rule it out. It depends on what it says." In Washington, White House Chief of Staff Leon E.
July 18, 1994 |
The U.S. government has ample authority under U.S. and international law to invade Haiti if President Clinton chooses to take that step, incoming White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta said Sunday. Although Panetta said the Administration would consult closely with Congress before ordering U.S. troops into action, he said the President does not have to seek advance authorization from Capitol Hill. And he said additional action by the U.N. Security Council probably is not necessary either.
November 6, 1996 |
White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta, a Californian who helped bring internal order and an air of discipline to the West Wing in the difficult days of 1994, will soon announce his resignation, aides said Tuesday. The news, long anticipated, is expected to begin a rush for the exits by many in the White House and Cabinet before a second Clinton term gets underway.