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    Lobbying Reform

    Senators McCain, Feingold, Coleman, and Obama testified about proposals to revise rules and regulations governing lobbying. Non-profit and lobbying group officials testified about the…

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    U.S. ElectionProceedures

    Co-chairs for the President’s Commission on Election Administration testified on their recommendations for improving U.S. election proceedures. Committee members studied problems…

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    Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor…

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    Judicial Confirmation Process Review

    Senators and witnesses discussed possible changes to Senate rules governing filibusters and extended debate. At issue was the requirement that a 2/3 majority vote was needed to limit…

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    Rules Changes

    The committee finished hearings on recommendations to change the Standing Rules in the Senate, discussing S. Res. 309, limiting time on motions to proceed, S. Res. 274, limiting…

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    Federal Election Commission Oversight

    Three panels appeared before the Senate Rules Committee to address concerns over enforcement of campaign finance law. Senators McCain and Feingold testified on what they see as an…

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    Federal Election Commission Nominations Hearing

    Nominees to the Federal Election Commission testified about their qualifications before the committee. Chairman Lenhard and Commissioner Walther have been serving in their positions as…

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    Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

    Witnesses testified about presidential campaign primaries and caucuses, rules for establishing the primary election schedule, recent moves by several states to schedule earlier primary…

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    Senator Packwood Harassment Allegations

    The committee heard testimony from attorneys in a hearing on a motion from a group of Oregonians challenging the 1992 election of Senator Bob Packwood of Oregon. Shortly after the…

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    Robocalls and Vote Caging

    A hearing was held on ways to protect the privacy of voters at home and at the polls. Topics included limiting abusive uses of technology during election campaigns such as…

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    Senate Television

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    Library of Congress Security and Management

    Mr. Billington and others testified about security of the collections and management practices at the Library of Congress.

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    Creation of Select POW-MIA Affairs Committee

    The Rules committee heard testimony on S. 82, legislation that would create a Senate select committee to oversee the investigation into POW-MIA’s remaining in other countries…

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    Smithsonian Institution Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the management of the Smithsonian Institution. It was noted that the Smithsonian’s governance structure needs reconsideration. Its Board of Regents…

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    Campaign Finance Reform and FEC Authorization

    The committee heard testimony on the reauthorization of the Federal Election Commission and on the reform of presidential campaign financing. FEC officials requested an additional $6.6…

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    Committee on the Organization of Congress

    Senators Boren (D-OK) and Domenici (R-NM) teamed up with Reps. Hamilton (D-IN) and Gradison (R-OH) to author a joint resolution calling for a comprehensive reform of the…

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    Smithsonian Institution Funding and Maintenance

    Witnesses testified about funding challenges and facilities maintenance problems at the Smithsonian Institution, including security and the current $2.5 billion maintenance backlog.

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    Disputed Louisiana Senate Election Part 2

    After a recess for separate party discussions, members continued to debate whether or not investigations should proceed into voter fraud allegations against Senator Landrieu. Senator…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Witnesses testified about several campaign finance reform proposals. Among the issues they addressed were issue advocacy advertising, the extent to which advertising and campaign…

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