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    Court of Appeals Judge Confirmation, Part 1

    The committee began a series of hearings to consider the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit. Mr. Thomas held the chair…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 4521, to establish a hydrogen research and development program. The Senate passed S. 2385, establishing the National Forest Foundation. The Senate passed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 5269, the Comprehensive Crime Control Act. The Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 5114, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 5835, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 4 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year 1991. The Senate passed H.R. 1602, to amend…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 5759, to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. The Senate passed H.R. 5702, to amend the Public Health Service Act. The Senate vitiated passage…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. 3189 and H.R. 5803, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 5257, making appropriations for the Departments of Health, Labor, and Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate session continued.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 5313 for appropriations for military construction for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991. The Senate Committee on Commerce,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate designated several National Days, Weeks, and Months for various purposes. The Senate began consideration of S. Con. Res. 147, supporting the actions taken by the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 5558, to provide for the temporary extension of certain programs relating to housing and community development. The Senate concurred in the amendments of the…

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    Judiciary and Taxation

    The subcommittee examined legislation that would prevent courts from imposing or raising taxes. The hearing followed a 1990 Supreme Court decision upholding a property tax increase…

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    Consumer Energy Price Increases

    The subcommittee was investigating the rise in gasoline prices at the pump and decide what measures could be taken to eliminate the price increases. Immediately after the Iraqi…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 3086, Civil Service Due Process Amdendments, to grant appeal rights to members of the excepted service affected by adverse personnel action. The Senate passed…

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    Telephone Companies and Cable TV

    The subcommittee met to examine whether or not telephone companies should be permitted to originate video programming. The subcommittee was considering S. 2800, the Communications…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. 2104, to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Senate passed S.647, to amend the Federal securities laws. The Senate passed S. 1747, to provide for the…

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    Civil Rights Act of 1990

    The Senate debated S.2104 The 1990 Civil Rights Act. Prior to cloture, the Kennedy-Jeffords substitute amendment to the bill was considered. Cloture was agreed to.

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. 1970 the Omnibus Crime Bill to establish constitutional procedures for the imposition of the sentence of death. The Senate agreed to a motion to recommit S. 933 to…

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    Flag Burning Amendment

    In an excerpt from the floor of the Senate on Flag Day, members offered their opinions on a proposed constitutional amendment to make illegal flag burning and desecration.

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