March 12, 2010
Glendale-based DineEquity Inc., the owner of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, threw its weight against proposals for health-care reform Wednesday, sending representatives to Washington to lobby against the White House-backed bills. DineEquity, the world’s largest full-service restaurant company, has argued that health-care-reform bills awaiting reconciliation votes in Congress could weigh down businesses with added expenses, stifling growth and prompting layoffs.
September 30, 2008
GLENDALE — The U.S. House of Representatives delivered a rebuke to President George W. Bush on Monday in rejecting a $700 billion proposal to bail out struggling financial firms as a historic stock market collapse sent shock waves from Wall Street to Glendale. The 228-205 vote on the Bush-backed bill included nays from Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman and a yes vote from Republican Rep. David Dreier. “There was a great difference of opinion about the best way to deal with this,” Schiff said.