January 17, 1999
Rep. Stephen E. Buyer (R-Ind.) insisted that the issues under discussion belong in the public arena. "Lying to one's spouse about an extramarital affair is not a crime. But telling that same lie under oath before a federal judge as a defendant in a civil lawsuit is a crime. Hiding gifts given to conceal the affair is not a crime. But when those gifts are part of a subpoena in a judicial proceeding the act of hiding the gifts becomes a crime."
June 30, 2005 |
The Senate voted Wednesday to spend an extra $1.5 billion on veterans' healthcare this year as the Bush administration indicated it would ask Congress for more money to cover a politically embarrassing shortfall. The 96-0 vote was a response to the Veterans Affairs Department's announcement last week that its healthcare costs had risen faster than expected, forcing the agency to shift money among accounts to cover the shortage.
June 25, 1997 |
The House voted Tuesday to cut off the U.S. troop deployment to Bosnia after June 1998, and lawmakers voiced doubt that President Clinton has leveled with Americans about the duration and cost of the mission. The White House indicated that Clinton would probably veto the measure if it reached his desk. In a partial victory for Clinton, the House rejected a measure that would have cut off funding by the end of this year, six months before the U.S.
December 16, 1991 |
RECRUITMENT SNAG: National Republican Party leaders are scaling back plans to enlist Persian Gulf War personnel in their battle to retake control of Congress. In the euphoric afterglow of victory over Iraq, Republicans talked of recruiting as many as 30 veterans of the conflict to run for the House and Senate.
April 27, 2006 |
Democrats on the House Veterans Affairs Committee called for hearings Wednesday into a multimillion-dollar contract awarded to a firm now headed by former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi. Principi is chairman of the board of QTC Management Inc., a Diamond Bar company that administers medical exams under contract for the VA. In a two-page letter to Rep. Stephen E. Buyer (R-Ind.
March 3, 2005 |
Telecommunications executives told a congressional panel Wednesday that three proposed mega-mergers would help the beleaguered industry modernize the nation's communications networks without hurting consumers. The hearing, held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, follows warnings from some experts that the cost of Internet and telephone service could rise with Sprint Corp.'s planned acquisition of cellphone carrier Nextel Communications Inc., SBC Communications Inc.'