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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991
What a coward. In War Watch (Commentary, Jan. 6) Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) deserted his principles and tried to portray himself tougher on Iraq than George Bush. "Correct application of force now," Levine said, "may be the only way to prevent a greater loss of life--perhaps a nuclear holocaust--in the near future. Unfortunately, it is not all that clear that the President has the will to accomplish that." What a sneaky way to side with the majority who are too impatient to let our blockade work and still appear courageously critical of the White House.
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May 13, 1992 | TRACY WILKINSON and DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking to distance himself from his Democratic rivals, U. S. Senate candidate Mel Levine on Tuesday unveiled a television commercial with a strong law-and-order message that blames the Los Angeles riots on a "failure of political leadership." Levine, a congressman from Santa Monica, appears to be trying to tap into the fears about safety and social order that were unleashed by the riots. In the ad, he does not deal with root causes of the violence or long-term solutions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1987
To paraphrase the oft-quoted words of Mark Twain: the reported demise of the California outer continental shelf air quality negotiations is greatly exaggerated. Rep. Mel Levine's (D-Los Angeles) premature epitaph (Op-Ed Page, Sept. 22) entitled "Offshore Oil Chokes Air and Coastal Development," represents a misunderstanding of the status of the negotiations. First, the negotiating process has not "proved unsuccessful" as reported by Levine. While referenced in the past tense, the negotiations are very much alive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992
The F-15 fighter is built in the United States, much of it right here in Southern California. There is a proposed sale to Saudi Arabia of 72 aircraft, which U.S. Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) is against. This sale would have a positive impact on our economy, which is especially important now in ending this recession. I have seen it stated that as many as 40,000 U.S. jobs will be preserved, bringing up to $8 billion into the economy. As many as 700 jobs where I work (Hughes Aircraft)
NEWS
April 20, 1986
An attack on the quality of our life in (Santa Monica) is presently under way in Washington, but it's getting very little attention here at home. Federal funding for essential local services such as housing for the poor, feeding and shelter programs for the homeless, and drug abuse counseling and prevention for our young people is about to be sacrificed for a larger defense budget and for increases in foreign aid. General revenue sharing has been used in Santa Monica to help pay for social services since 1972.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992
The F-15 fighter is built in the United States, much of it right here in Southern California. There is a proposed sale to Saudi Arabia of 72 aircraft, which U.S. Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) is against. This sale would have a positive impact on our economy, which is especially important now in ending this recession. I have seen it stated that as many as 40,000 U.S. jobs will be preserved, bringing up to $8 billion into the economy. As many as 700 jobs where I work (Hughes Aircraft)
NEWS
May 29, 1988
Thank you for mentioning some of the tenets of my campaign in the article, "Status Quo the Likely Winner . . . ." (Times, May 22). I would like to add a few points not brought out in the article which might clarify my differences with my opponent, (U.S. Rep.) Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica), in the minds of the voter. First of all, I disagree with Levine's attitude of disparagement toward the Sandinistas and his continuing support for military aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, despite well-documented and ongoing atrocities against their own peoples.
NEWS
May 13, 1992 | TRACY WILKINSON and DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking to distance himself from his Democratic rivals, U. S. Senate candidate Mel Levine on Tuesday unveiled a television commercial with a strong law-and-order message that blames the Los Angeles riots on a "failure of political leadership." Levine, a congressman from Santa Monica, appears to be trying to tap into the fears about safety and social order that were unleashed by the riots. In the ad, he does not deal with root causes of the violence or long-term solutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1985 | BILL FARR, Times Staff Writer
More than 10 months have passed since they interred the ashes of Ronald James Beck in the Los Angeles National Cemetery during a military ceremony. But in court and Congress he is not forgotten. The family of the 37-year-old Vietnam veteran, who committed suicide after his disability benefits were mistakenly cut off, went into federal court here last week to seek $8 million in damages from the Veterans Administration and the Disabled American Veterans, a private group that aids veterans.
NEWS
January 12, 1988 | Associated Press
California Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) arrived Monday in the Iraqi capital for talks with officials on the Iran-Iraq War.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991
What a coward. In War Watch (Commentary, Jan. 6) Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) deserted his principles and tried to portray himself tougher on Iraq than George Bush. "Correct application of force now," Levine said, "may be the only way to prevent a greater loss of life--perhaps a nuclear holocaust--in the near future. Unfortunately, it is not all that clear that the President has the will to accomplish that." What a sneaky way to side with the majority who are too impatient to let our blockade work and still appear courageously critical of the White House.
NEWS
May 29, 1988
Thank you for mentioning some of the tenets of my campaign in the article, "Status Quo the Likely Winner . . . ." (Times, May 22). I would like to add a few points not brought out in the article which might clarify my differences with my opponent, (U.S. Rep.) Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica), in the minds of the voter. First of all, I disagree with Levine's attitude of disparagement toward the Sandinistas and his continuing support for military aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, despite well-documented and ongoing atrocities against their own peoples.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1987
To paraphrase the oft-quoted words of Mark Twain: the reported demise of the California outer continental shelf air quality negotiations is greatly exaggerated. Rep. Mel Levine's (D-Los Angeles) premature epitaph (Op-Ed Page, Sept. 22) entitled "Offshore Oil Chokes Air and Coastal Development," represents a misunderstanding of the status of the negotiations. First, the negotiating process has not "proved unsuccessful" as reported by Levine. While referenced in the past tense, the negotiations are very much alive.
NEWS
April 20, 1986
An attack on the quality of our life in (Santa Monica) is presently under way in Washington, but it's getting very little attention here at home. Federal funding for essential local services such as housing for the poor, feeding and shelter programs for the homeless, and drug abuse counseling and prevention for our young people is about to be sacrificed for a larger defense budget and for increases in foreign aid. General revenue sharing has been used in Santa Monica to help pay for social services since 1972.
NEWS
February 5, 1987
U.S. Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) has been named one of six co-chairmen of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Levine will work on fund-raising and other political activities.
NEWS
December 18, 1986
Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) has been reelected regional whip for the Southern California Democratic delegation. The regional whip serves as a member of the House leadership. Levine, who was first elected whip in 1984, said he is "honored by (his) colleagues' confidence in his abilities."
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