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November 25, 1997
Re "Double Whammy," editorial, Nov. 19: Ha, what a joke! California's power in Congress suffers a blow when two dinosaurs from the flower child '70s retire? Good riddance to Ron Dellums and Vic Fazio. And what about poor Robert Matsui, who laments that it will take years to recover from the loss. Hey Bob, guess what? Republicans are in charge now. You and these two liberal hacks lost any power you had in 1994. Thank heavens! MARK SHRADER Palm Desert
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December 18, 1998 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Rep. Vic Fazio, who will retire from office next month after 20 years in Congress, was named Thursday by Gov.-elect Gray Davis as head of the state's Washington office. Fazio (D-Sacramento), who will be a consultant under contract with the Davis administration, will be the chief lobbyist for California in Washington. The third-ranking Democrat in the House, he is expected to bring a powerful and seasoned influence to state issues.
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July 14, 1988
House Republicans, citing a possible conflict of interest, approved a resolution calling for a Democratic member of the House Ethics Committee investigating Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) to step down. The resolution, adopted by voice vote during a closed-door GOP meeting, also calls for the appointment of an independent counsel to aid in the investigation of Wright. Without specifically naming him, the resolution urges Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1997
Re "Double Whammy," editorial, Nov. 19: Ha, what a joke! California's power in Congress suffers a blow when two dinosaurs from the flower child '70s retire? Good riddance to Ron Dellums and Vic Fazio. And what about poor Robert Matsui, who laments that it will take years to recover from the loss. Hey Bob, guess what? Republicans are in charge now. You and these two liberal hacks lost any power you had in 1994. Thank heavens! MARK SHRADER Palm Desert
NEWS
December 18, 1998 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Rep. Vic Fazio, who will retire from office next month after 20 years in Congress, was named Thursday by Gov.-elect Gray Davis as head of the state's Washington office. Fazio (D-Sacramento), who will be a consultant under contract with the Davis administration, will be the chief lobbyist for California in Washington. The third-ranking Democrat in the House, he is expected to bring a powerful and seasoned influence to state issues.
NEWS
February 8, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
GREENBACK ALLIANCE: California often comes up short when Congress dishes out federal dollars. That's largely because of deep splits in the state's congressional delegation. But now, with California's economy reeling, the lawmakers have vowed close cooperation--and taken action to achieve it. . . . The seven Californians on the House and Senate appropriations committees have agreed to pool staffs, pick funding items and map strategy to nail the money into bills. . . .
NEWS
October 25, 1996 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They found a flat spot under two pine trees for the table. At the last minute, somebody brought an arrangement of fall flowers, so they stuck that in the middle. There is a jug of coffee, but nobody is drinking. The guest of honor on this Saturday morning is their congressman, Rep. Vic Fazio of West Sacramento, a powerhouse in the Democratic Party and one of the most influential Californians in Congress. But they didn't vote for him in 1994 here in tiny Red Bluff below Mt. Shasta.
NEWS
November 9, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drawing of new congressional district lines for the 1992 elections could produce as many as 100 hotly contested races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the head of a Democratic task force on reapportionment said Thursday. Rep. Vic Fazio (D-West Sacramento) forecast a major struggle between Democrats and Republicans for control of the House in the wake of population changes that will benefit California and other Sun Belt states while hurting the Northeast and Midwest.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Partisan animosities and election-year politics flared in Congress on Thursday as GOP senators joined conservative counterparts in the House in attacking Rep. Vic Fazio (D-West Sacramento) for criticizing the rising influence of the religious right on the Republican Party.
NEWS
July 5, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Vic Fazio insists that he is not trying to step into the late Rep. Philip Burton's shoes. But it is Fazio who is going to pick up where Burton left off 10 years ago: as point man in the party's effort to carve California into as many pro-Democratic congressional districts as possible. And the Golden State will be the big political winner in the 1990 census, adding six or seven seats to the 45 it already has.
NEWS
November 18, 1997 | FAYE FIORE and JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two of California's longest-serving and most revered congressional Democrats--Reps. Vic Fazio and Ronald V. Dellums--announced their impending retirements Monday, further eroding California's clout in Congress and dampening their party's hopes of recapturing the House next year.
NEWS
October 25, 1996 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They found a flat spot under two pine trees for the table. At the last minute, somebody brought an arrangement of fall flowers, so they stuck that in the middle. There is a jug of coffee, but nobody is drinking. The guest of honor on this Saturday morning is their congressman, Rep. Vic Fazio of West Sacramento, a powerhouse in the Democratic Party and one of the most influential Californians in Congress. But they didn't vote for him in 1994 here in tiny Red Bluff below Mt. Shasta.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Partisan animosities and election-year politics flared in Congress on Thursday as GOP senators joined conservative counterparts in the House in attacking Rep. Vic Fazio (D-West Sacramento) for criticizing the rising influence of the religious right on the Republican Party.
NEWS
February 8, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
GREENBACK ALLIANCE: California often comes up short when Congress dishes out federal dollars. That's largely because of deep splits in the state's congressional delegation. But now, with California's economy reeling, the lawmakers have vowed close cooperation--and taken action to achieve it. . . . The seven Californians on the House and Senate appropriations committees have agreed to pool staffs, pick funding items and map strategy to nail the money into bills. . . .
NEWS
October 29, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Vic Fazio, California's most powerful congressman, is in the fight of his political life as he faces a challenge from a veteran right-wing politician with strong support among gun owners and anti-abortion activists. H. L. Richardson, once a conservative state senator from Southern California, has re-emerged in the Sacramento Valley to mount a biting, well-organized campaign against Fazio in the newly drawn 3rd Congressional District.
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September 24, 1992 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a startling victory for the California environmental community, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to kill a controversial $698-million Auburn Dam project that would have provided flood protection for the Sacramento Valley. The outcome was a major setback for Rep. Vic Fazio (D-West Sacramento), one of the most powerful Democrats in the House who fought over the last six years for the project and issued a personal appeal for his colleagues to support the dam. But Fazio and Rep.
NEWS
April 14, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
It is the most unpopular--and yet perhaps the most respected--committee in the House of Representatives. Most members dread the thought of being appointed to it but are accorded special deference by colleagues after they begin their duties. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, which has been at the center of the storm over Speaker Jim Wright's financial dealings, conducts virtually all of its business behind closed doors, shuns news media exposure and puts in long, grueling hours--a combination not likely to boost the careers of ambitious politicians.
NEWS
November 9, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drawing of new congressional district lines for the 1992 elections could produce as many as 100 hotly contested races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the head of a Democratic task force on reapportionment said Thursday. Rep. Vic Fazio (D-West Sacramento) forecast a major struggle between Democrats and Republicans for control of the House in the wake of population changes that will benefit California and other Sun Belt states while hurting the Northeast and Midwest.
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