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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    Senators Nunn and Fowler of Georgia, Warner and Robb of Virginia, and Bond and Danforth of Missouri presented Judge Thomas to the Judiciary Committee. Judge Thomas made an opening…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1, Part 1

    Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee made opening statements on the first day of Judge Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing. Senator Danforth of Missouri and Senator Moynihan of…

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    Senate Session

    By 52 yeas to 48 nays, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas of Georgia as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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    Senator John Heinz Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for Senator John Heinz who was killed April 5 outside Philadelphia in the crash of a small plane. Senator Heinz had been a member of the House for five…

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    Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China

    The Senate began consideration of S. 1367, the granting of most-favored-nation trading status to China. In 1979, China was first granted this status, which must be renewed annually by…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 3, Part 6

    The committee heard testimony from former government employees supporting U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas in his reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The former…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 3, Part 1

    Committee members continued questioning Judge Thomas on a variety of issues , including natural law, the right to privacy, and civil rights.

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    Justice Thomas Swearing-In Ceremony

    In a ceremony at the White House, Judge Thomas was sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. President and Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Thomas and some…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 3, Part 2

    The committee continued questioning Judge Thomas on such issues as natural law, minority rights, and his views on the right to privacy.

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    Cable Television Reregulation

    The committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The bill was designed to regulate the prices and quality of cable television services,…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony in the first day of confirmation hearings for Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates, nominated to become Director of Central…

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    Senate Session

    Senator John Seymour, of California, was sworn in to fill the unexpired term until the vacancy in the term, ending January 3, 1994, caused by the resignation of Senator Pete Wilson, is…

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    Thomas Confirmation Debate

    Members of the Senate debated the confirmation of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. The previous day, charges that Judge Thomas sexually harassed a…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Reaction

    Members of the Senate Judiciary committee offered their remarks to reporters at the close of the first day of Senate confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas. Senator Orrin Hatch,…

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    Vehicle Airbag Safety

    The committee heard testimony on air bag safety systems for passenger vehicles. The bill S. 591, the Highway Fatality and Injury Reduction Act, which would require driver’s side…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 2, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony during the second day of the confirmation hearings of Robert Gates for the position of director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Gates, former deputy…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate agreed to S. Res. 90, extending a warm welcome to His Excellency Lech Walesa, President of the Republic of Poland. The Senate passed S. 725, the Persian Gulf Conflict…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Clarence Thomas of Georgia to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. A unanimous-consent agreement was reached…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 8, Part 2

    The members of the committee questioned Robert Gates on his qualifications to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate agreed to H.Con.Res. 175, providing for an adjournment of the House from June 27, 1991 to July 9, 1991 and an adjournment of the Senate at an undetermined time until July 8,…

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