July 24, 1991 |
Foley Prods Committees for Action on Bank Bill: House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) set a deadline of Sept. 27 for committee action on comprehensive legislation overhauling the banking system and replenishing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The bill cleared the House Banking Committee, 31-20, on June 28, and Foley's referral of the measure to four other panels virtually guarantees that Congress will be debating it as the FDIC nears the brink of insolvency. FDIC Chairman L.
January 24, 1992 |
The most powerful member of the House of Representatives added his voice to the drive to unseal the files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) joined colleagues urging legislation to unseal House files, seeking answers to questions about the 1963 assassination. The files of the House Select Committee on Assassinations were to have remained sealed until 2029.
January 27, 1992 |
RATINGS GAME: Leaders of Congress can add one more burden to their current woes: a sharp drop in their job ratings by senior congressional aides. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell of Maine and Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas tied in the poll, with 42% of the staffers rating each of them excellent or very good. But that figure represented a big drop from their 1991 numbers, when 67% rated Mitchell an excellent or very good leader and 59% gave Dole that rating.
July 11, 1989
House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) said that President Bush's proposals to raise pay for judges and top executive branch officials cannot win approval without a link to higher pay for members of Congress. Foley said he prefers there to be no connection, but he suggested his view is not widely shared on Capitol Hill. The Speaker commented at a luncheon with executives and reporters of The Associated Press.
September 24, 1994 |
House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) trails his Republican challenger by 19 percentage points with less than seven weeks before the Nov. 8 congressional elections, according to a new opinion poll. George Nethercutt, an attorney and former chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party, is favored by 58% of voters, compared to 39% for Foley, said the survey conducted for KHQ-TV of Spokane.
November 2, 1991 |
House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) on Friday blasted a term-limitation initiative that could cut short his political career and rejected suggestions that his own reputation is at stake. Foley said proponents of Initiative 553, on Tuesday's ballot in his home state, were pushing term limits for elected officials by waging "a campaign of disinformation."