January 10, 2007
Re "Dreier shifts gears in a hurry," Jan. 6 Good for Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) for holding the House Democrats accountable for not keeping their campaign promises. It's not about what the Republicans did; it's about what the Democrats promised they were going to do. Why are Democrats so afraid of open debate? The American people want Republicans and Democrats to work together for the good of the country. The so-called first 100 hours have been shameful. No sunshine, no debate, no openness, no Democrat Congress come 2008.
January 11, 2006
Re "GOP Puts Lobbying Scandal in Bull's-Eye," Jan. 9 Putting Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) in charge of the House's lobbying reform is like putting Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) in charge of a seminar on ethics in the House. Let's reframe the term by calling it "elected officials breaking gift rules." The lobbyists are going to do their jobs in getting our representatives to vote in their clients' interests. If a lobbyist offers more than the $50 gift allowed to a member of Congress, then it is up to the elected official to know the law and turn the gift back.
May 31, 2008
Re "JPL's lucky star?" Opinion, May 25 The stunningly successful landing Sunday of the Phoenix on Mars means it is time to erase the question mark regarding Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles Elachi. As we celebrate the achievements of the amazing team of talented men and women at JPL who make the most difficult and complex tasks appear easy, we should be inspired by their enthusiasm and can-do spirit. Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) I am disheartened to learn what it means to be JPL director.
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May 5, 1994
I don't usually write letters, but David Dreier's "The Injustice System Skews Value of a Life" (Commentary, April 26) demands a response. Rep. Dreier (R-San Dimas) should know better. The jury system is the cornerstone of participatory democracy. Dreier's statement that compensatory damage awards are designed to compensate a victim for a portion of his injuries shows a lack of understanding of the law. Compensatory damages are intended to fully compensate the victim for injuries suffered as a result of the negligent or intentional acts of others.
June 27, 2005 |
Prime Minister Tony Blair's eldest son will intern for a U.S. congressional committee, Blair's office said. Euan Blair, 21, will take a short, unpaid internship with the House Rules Committee, a spokesman said. He did not specify when the internship would start. The Rules Committee is chaired by Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas). The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that Dreier would mentor Euan Blair, whose father leads Britain's Labor Party.
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June 4, 1999
Faye Fiore's piece on civility in Congress (Washington Connection, May 25) made me chuckle. Her description of the congressional civility retreat sounded like members of the Hells Angels going to charm school. Joking aside, I do take my hat off to Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas), who actually made an attempt to end the food fight and bring some civility and dignity back to the institution of Congress. If members of Congress cannot be examples of how we are to treat one another with respect, what can we expect from our children?