March 13, 2002 |
Independent counsel Robert W. Ray, who is considering a run for the Senate, resigned less than a week after the release of his final report on his investigation of former President Clinton in the Monica S. Lewinsky sex scandal. "During the course of my tenure, with the help of my colleagues, we have done our best to be thorough and fair," Ray said in his resignation letter. Ray, who succeeded Kenneth W. Starr, served for nearly 29 months.
August 31, 2001 |
A private group that defends government whistle-blowers urged Congress to investigate the Justice Department for secretly subpoenaing an Associated Press reporter's personal phone records. The Justice Department's actions will have "a profound and lasting 'chilling' effect on the legitimate flow of information," the National Whistleblower Center said in a letter to the chairmen of the Senate and House judiciary committees.
February 24, 1997 |
Congress should delay a vote on the balanced-budget amendment to avoid what could be a crushing defeat, House Budget Committee Chairman John R. Kasich (R-Ohio) said. "You don't want to take a vote if you don't think you are going to win," Kasich said on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation." The Senate is heading toward a vote as early as this week on a proposal to amend the Constitution to require the federal government to operate in balance.
October 13, 2002
Re "Democrats Pick Lautenberg to Replace Torricelli," Oct. 2: After the teary departure from the Senate race, does the good Sen. Robert Torricelli from the Garden State still get a pension of $145,000 for life? Will he have to give back the $8,100 watch he received from an "admirer"? Only in America! Robert Hughes Santa Ana The Republicans in this state should follow the lead of the Democrats in New Jersey and ignore the election laws here. Since Bill Simon can't win the gubernatorial race he ought to be asked to step down and perhaps have anyone who can beat Gray Davis run instead.
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January 13, 1988 |
Two Democratic congressmen discussed the Iran-Iraq War on Tuesday with Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz and other Iraqi officials, a U.S. Embassy official said. Rep. Robert G. Torricelli of New Jersey and California Rep. Mel Levine of Santa Monica, both members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will also visit Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
November 18, 1999 |
The chief Senate backer of a bill that could help Schering-Plough Corp. win a lucrative patent extension on a popular allergy drug abruptly withdrew the legislation from a committee agenda amid a welter of negative publicity. The delay by Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) meant that the company probably will have to wait until the next session of Congress to press its case. The bill had been slated for action in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Madison, N.J.
April 8, 2000
Guests scheduled for Sunday's television interview shows: MEET THE PRESS NBC, 7 a.m., Channel 4 (VCR Plus No. 78460) * Cuban National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon; Sens. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.); Deputy Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.; Juan Miguel Gonzalez's attorney Gregory B. Craig FOX NEWS SUNDAY Fox, 8 a.m., Channel 11 (VCR Plus No. 60489) * Reps. Dick Armey (R-Texas), David E. Bonior (D-Mich.), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.
February 21, 1997 |
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), a key swing vote, announced his opposition to the balanced-budget amendment Thursday, leaving Republicans struggling for the support needed to pass a high-profile piece of their legislative agenda. Johnson voted for an identical measure to amend the Constitution two years ago when he was in the House preparing for his 1996 Senate candidacy.