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June 21, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
FAMILIES: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) is introducing her gay son, Michael, 30, to House colleagues, saying that he will put a "real face" on homosexuality for lawmakers weighing the ban on gays in the military. Woolsey and other parents of homosexual men and women are lobbying to end the prohibition. . . . Last month, Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.
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January 11, 2012 | By Richard Simon and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
California's congressional delegation appears headed for its biggest change in years as a fifth member, veteran Republican Rep. Wally Herger of Chico, announced plans Tuesday to retire when his term expires. The wave of departures comes as Capitol Hill watchers await an announcement by Rep. Jerry Lewis of Redlands, 77, dean of the state's GOP delegation, on whether he will retire or run for reelection in a new district. Herger's decision comes days after fellow Republican Rep. Elton Gallegly of Simi Valley announced he would not be seeking reelection when his current term expires after the 2012 race.
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NEWS
February 24, 1995 | FAYE FIORE
Lately, declaring that one has made a life as a career politician commands about as much respect as a case of head lice. This citizenry wants to be represented not by a bunch of suits who have experienced the world from the Capitol steps, but by people who have stood in line at the grocery store, been outwitted by a 1040 form, clipped coupons, worked a Saturday shift.
NEWS
February 24, 1995 | FAYE FIORE
Lately, declaring that one has made a life as a career politician commands about as much respect as a case of head lice. This citizenry wants to be represented not by a bunch of suits who have experienced the world from the Capitol steps, but by people who have stood in line at the grocery store, been outwitted by a 1040 form, clipped coupons, worked a Saturday shift.
NATIONAL
January 11, 2012 | By Richard Simon and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
California's congressional delegation appears headed for its biggest change in years as a fifth member, veteran Republican Rep. Wally Herger of Chico, announced plans Tuesday to retire when his term expires. The wave of departures comes as Capitol Hill watchers await an announcement by Rep. Jerry Lewis of Redlands, 77, dean of the state's GOP delegation, on whether he will retire or run for reelection in a new district. Herger's decision comes days after fellow Republican Rep. Elton Gallegly of Simi Valley announced he would not be seeking reelection when his current term expires after the 2012 race.
NEWS
October 17, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lynn Woolsey vividly remembers the stigma of buying her groceries with food stamps, the poverty of paying her doctor with Medi-Cal, the feeling of relief each time her welfare check arrived. That was more than two decades ago, but the harsh recollection has hardly faded at all; it was a desperate time for a single mother and her three young children suddenly left on their own.
NATIONAL
February 1, 2006 | Doyle McManus, Times Staff Writer
President Bush warned Tuesday that the United States had become "addicted to oil," much of it coming from unstable parts of the world, and called for a 20-year national effort to develop new sources of energy to replace imported fuel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A tribe that vowed to stay out of gambling but then turned around and proposed a casino could face a tough approval process if legislation introduced Thursday by a pair of California lawmakers wins approval. The measure by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) would give federal authorities and Sonoma County foes more scrutiny of a gambling resort planned by the Coast Miwok on a 2,000-acre swath on the northern edge of San Francisco Bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) has asked the federal government for more money to figure out why Marin County women have such a high rate of breast cancer. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, the lawmaker asked for $1.5 million to finance more studies of the county's cancer rate, which far exceeds that of other urban counties. Some blame environmental factors, others cite cultural and behavioral issues.
NATIONAL
April 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Five members of Congress and three activists were arrested on civil disobedience charges in front of the Sudanese Embassy for protesting "crimes against humanity" in Darfur. The Congress members crossed a yellow police tape line and refused to leave the largely peaceful demonstration after calling on Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir to reinstate 16 nongovernmental aid organizations that he expelled or shut down last month in response to the International Criminal Court issuing a warrant for his arrest.
NEWS
June 21, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
FAMILIES: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) is introducing her gay son, Michael, 30, to House colleagues, saying that he will put a "real face" on homosexuality for lawmakers weighing the ban on gays in the military. Woolsey and other parents of homosexual men and women are lobbying to end the prohibition. . . . Last month, Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.
NEWS
October 17, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lynn Woolsey vividly remembers the stigma of buying her groceries with food stamps, the poverty of paying her doctor with Medi-Cal, the feeling of relief each time her welfare check arrived. That was more than two decades ago, but the harsh recollection has hardly faded at all; it was a desperate time for a single mother and her three young children suddenly left on their own.
OPINION
March 19, 2007
Re "Their antiwar cries are no longer in the wilderness," March 15 Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) didn't just once call for a Department of Peace, she's calling for it now -- as are Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma), Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and 58 others members of Congress. All are cosponsors of a bill to create a Department of Peace, which was reintroduced in February. The Department of Peace would augment our problem-solving options by providing an institutional platform for the nation's growing wealth of expertise in nonviolent conflict resolution and the burgeoning science of peace building.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2010 | By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau
As both political parties worry about the growing federal deficit, an unlikely proposal is returning from last year's divisive healthcare debate: the "public option." Creating a major government health insurance program was roundly rejected last year, but 128 House Democrats are pushing to reconsider the idea, contending that it would hold down federal spending. Their bill, which faces long odds, would allow Americans who do not get insurance at work to choose a government health plan starting in 2014.
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