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June 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
State Assemblyman Sam Farr of Carmel, a liberal Democrat known for his advocacy of high-technology jobs and environmental protections, has been elected to succeed Leon E. Panetta in the House of Representatives. Panetta resigned his seat in January, at the start of his ninth term, to become President Clinton's director of the Office of Management and Budget. Farr defeated Pebble Beach attorney William McCampbell, a Republican who specializes in international law, by 51.9% to 42.
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November 17, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freshman Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel), who opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement during his campaign for office, announced Tuesday that he will vote for the pact. Farr's surprise change of heart, along with the declarations of two formerly undecided Republicans that they also support the agreement, brings to 28 the number of California House members siding with President Clinton on the eve of today's vote.
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November 17, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freshman Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel), who opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement during his campaign for office, announced Tuesday that he will vote for the pact. Farr's surprise change of heart, along with the declarations of two formerly undecided Republicans that they also support the agreement, brings to 28 the number of California House members siding with President Clinton on the eve of today's vote.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
State Assemblyman Sam Farr of Carmel, a liberal Democrat known for his advocacy of high-technology jobs and environmental protections, has been elected to succeed Leon E. Panetta in the House of Representatives. Panetta resigned his seat in January, at the start of his ninth term, to become President Clinton's director of the Office of Management and Budget. Farr defeated Pebble Beach attorney William McCampbell, a Republican who specializes in international law, by 51.9% to 42.
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August 31, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
Assembly Republican Leader Pat Nolan of Glendale failed to report a $5,000 campaign contribution made in June by a bogus company set up by the FBI as part of its Capitol sting operation, two sources close to Nolan said Tuesday. The failure to report the money from the "company" called Peach State Capitol Investment was an oversight and was one of several payments from various contributors that were not reported, one source said, giving the GOP leader's explanation.
NEWS
June 17, 1993 | Associated Press
Sam Farr, a Democrat elected to fill the House seat formerly held by White House Budget Director Leon E. Panetta, was sworn in Thursday. Farr, 51, won California's 17th District seat in a special election June 8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2001
Ft. Ord Reuse Authority officials said they need at least $300 million to provide housing for working people in Monterey County and to rebuild the former military base's infrastructure. Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) wants the agency to increase the number of planned affordable housing units by designating 50% as affordable. The authority currently requires 15% to 25% of the housing units to be designated as affordable, though agency officials say they hope for larger numbers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1985
Most big-city school districts in California have banned corporal punishment, but state law still allows it in other districts if the school has parental permission. The Legislature is now considering a bill (AB 1617) sponsored by Assemblyman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) that would make the complete ban statewide. It deserves passage. Corporal punishment in the classroom is wrong and counterproductive. The state has strict standards for foster parents, barring the use of corporal punishment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
State Sen. Bruce McPherson (R-Santa Cruz) has ended speculation about his future, declaring that he will not seek elective office next year. "I'm not ready to retire and plan on being actively involved in politics and policy, but it won't be as a member of the California state Assembly or the United States Congress in 2004," McPherson said Tuesday during an announcement on the county courthouse steps. McPherson was rumored to be considering a run for Congress, where he would have challenged Rep.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2004 | Arlene Martinez
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and two other lawmakers urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to hasten negotiations with nine states to end bans of all or some of California-grown nursery plants. Boxer, with Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Atherton) and Sam Farr (D-Carmel), contend that the bans are unnecessary because growers are abiding by federal regulations to ensure products are free of a disease known as sudden oak death, which was found this month at two California nurseries.
NEWS
August 31, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
Assembly Republican Leader Pat Nolan of Glendale failed to report a $5,000 campaign contribution made in June by a bogus company set up by the FBI as part of its Capitol sting operation, two sources close to Nolan said Tuesday. The failure to report the money from the "company" called Peach State Capitol Investment was an oversight and was one of several payments from various contributors that were not reported, one source said, giving the GOP leader's explanation.
NATIONAL
November 18, 2009 | By Richard Simon
Contained in the nearly 2,000-page House healthcare bill is a little-noticed provision -- worth $300 million to California -- that would increase federal Medicare payments to doctors in a wide swath of the state in response to complaints that low reimbursement rates have kept them from taking new patients. Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) was able to include a reimbursement calculation fix in the overhaul legislation. It was a testament to California's political muscle in the House, where its delegation is the largest of any state and includes Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D- San Francisco)
NATIONAL
September 1, 2011 | By David S. Cloud, Washington Bureau
Shortly after Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta took office July 1, he boarded a U.S. Air Force jet and flew home to California for a three-day weekend. He has flown home five weekends since then and has spent part of a two-week vacation there. Aides say that unless he is required to stay in Washington or travel elsewhere, Panetta will spend most weekends and days off at his 12-acre walnut farm in scenic Carmel Valley, where he and his wife, Sylvia, make their home. It is common for members of Congress to fly back to their districts every weekend or so, and Panetta did so when he represented Monterey in the House from 1977 to 1993, and as CIA director, his first job in the Obama administration.
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