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August 12, 1994 | JEANNE WRIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. might just be the hippest policy wonk ever to don a pair of wingtips. When he's not at work as the powerful, even feared, staff di rector of the influential Senate Finance Committee, he's roaring through Washington on his Harley Davidson. On weekends he heads home to Manhattan to be with his movie-star wife and infant daughter. He is pals with entertainment industry creatures of every stripe, from moguls to writers.
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NATIONAL
March 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said that he was pushing for an additional $50 billion over five years for a healthcare program that insures millions of children. That would bring overall spending to $75 billion -- more than double what the Bush administration is proposing. Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana said that would be enough to cover children who are eligible for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, but not enrolled.
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NATIONAL
March 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said that he was pushing for an additional $50 billion over five years for a healthcare program that insures millions of children. That would bring overall spending to $75 billion -- more than double what the Bush administration is proposing. Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana said that would be enough to cover children who are eligible for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, but not enrolled.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Two U.S. Senate panels scheduled hearings on executive stock-option grants as Congress sharpened its focus on a scandal that has touched more than 100 companies. Deputy Atty. Gen. Paul McNulty, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson and a senior Securities and Exchange Commission official will testify before the Senate Finance Committee on Sept. 6, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the panel's chairman, said Friday. The Senate Banking Committee also intends to conduct a hearing.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Two U.S. Senate panels scheduled hearings on executive stock-option grants as Congress sharpened its focus on a scandal that has touched more than 100 companies. Deputy Atty. Gen. Paul McNulty, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson and a senior Securities and Exchange Commission official will testify before the Senate Finance Committee on Sept. 6, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the panel's chairman, said Friday. The Senate Banking Committee also intends to conduct a hearing.
NEWS
June 14, 1996 | Associated Press
A day after being elected to lead the Senate, Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) was named to the sought-after Finance Committee on Thursday, taking the vacancy created when Bob Dole resigned. The panel is one of Congress' most influential, having authority over taxes, trade, health programs and Social Security. Because of its power, its members traditionally attract large amounts of campaign contributions.
NEWS
July 1, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON and KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major step forward for the White House, the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday became the third congressional panel to approve a bill designed to achieve President Clinton's goal of providing health insurance for all Americans starting in 1998. The Senate Finance Committee, however, dealt a potentially devastating blow to Clinton's key proposal for universal coverage by rejecting any requirement that employers pay 80% of workers' insurance costs--the so-called employer mandate.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Finance Committee begins work today on its own version of the Democratic tax-cut bill approved last week by the House, but it still is uncertain whether the plan can win enough Democratic votes to get it out of committee. With much of the proposal still being revised, panel Chairman Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton's beleaguered effort to overhaul the nation's health care system took a step forward in Congress on Thursday when the House Education and Labor Committee became the first committee in the House to approve a health plan that closely resembles the Administration's proposal. Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, however, the fate of health legislation remained in question.
NEWS
September 20, 1997 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Congress' most powerful committees is preparing a major broadside against the Internal Revenue Service next week--complete with IRS agents testifying under black hoods that the organization routinely abuses and mistreats taxpayers. The Senate Finance Committee will begin three days of hearings Tuesday that promise to disclose some of the most explosive evidence of IRS wrongdoing in more than a decade. "There are very, very serious problems in the agency," committee Chairman William V.
NEWS
September 20, 1997 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Congress' most powerful committees is preparing a major broadside against the Internal Revenue Service next week--complete with IRS agents testifying under black hoods that the organization routinely abuses and mistreats taxpayers. The Senate Finance Committee will begin three days of hearings Tuesday that promise to disclose some of the most explosive evidence of IRS wrongdoing in more than a decade. "There are very, very serious problems in the agency," committee Chairman William V.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth Jr. (R-Del.) outlined for the first time Thursday his plans for a wide-ranging investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, saying the agency had engaged in a pattern of abusive conduct. In an interview, Roth lambasted the agency for "outrageous practices," including intrusions into taxpayer privacy, unnecessarily aggressive seizure of property and unjustified audits of middle-class taxpayers that continue indefinitely.
NEWS
June 14, 1996 | Associated Press
A day after being elected to lead the Senate, Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) was named to the sought-after Finance Committee on Thursday, taking the vacancy created when Bob Dole resigned. The panel is one of Congress' most influential, having authority over taxes, trade, health programs and Social Security. Because of its power, its members traditionally attract large amounts of campaign contributions.
NEWS
August 12, 1994 | JEANNE WRIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. might just be the hippest policy wonk ever to don a pair of wingtips. When he's not at work as the powerful, even feared, staff di rector of the influential Senate Finance Committee, he's roaring through Washington on his Harley Davidson. On weekends he heads home to Manhattan to be with his movie-star wife and infant daughter. He is pals with entertainment industry creatures of every stripe, from moguls to writers.
NEWS
July 1, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON and KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major step forward for the White House, the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday became the third congressional panel to approve a bill designed to achieve President Clinton's goal of providing health insurance for all Americans starting in 1998. The Senate Finance Committee, however, dealt a potentially devastating blow to Clinton's key proposal for universal coverage by rejecting any requirement that employers pay 80% of workers' insurance costs--the so-called employer mandate.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton's beleaguered effort to overhaul the nation's health care system took a step forward in Congress on Thursday when the House Education and Labor Committee became the first committee in the House to approve a health plan that closely resembles the Administration's proposal. Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, however, the fate of health legislation remained in question.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth Jr. (R-Del.) outlined for the first time Thursday his plans for a wide-ranging investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, saying the agency had engaged in a pattern of abusive conduct. In an interview, Roth lambasted the agency for "outrageous practices," including intrusions into taxpayer privacy, unnecessarily aggressive seizure of property and unjustified audits of middle-class taxpayers that continue indefinitely.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1985 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
Third World countries blocking a new round of international trade talks sought by the United States and its main trading partners are "torpedoing the world trading system," and the Administration will cut its own deals if they don't yield, President Reagan's special trade representative warned Thursday.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Finance Committee begins work today on its own version of the Democratic tax-cut bill approved last week by the House, but it still is uncertain whether the plan can win enough Democratic votes to get it out of committee. With much of the proposal still being revised, panel Chairman Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.
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