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    Plight of the Homeless

    The House Budget committee’s ad hoc task force on the homeless holds a hearing on the homeless issue and its relation to the budget. Homeless individuals spoke to the community…

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    House Session

    The House completed all general debate on the situation in the Middle East. The House agreed to three extensions of the time for general debate by two hours, four hours, and four…

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    House Session

    The House agreed to the conference report on S. 1722, to provide emergency unemployment compensation. Rep. Nussle (R-IA) gave a one-minute speech wearing a paper bag on his head…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H8983-H9064. The House passed H.R. 2224, to authorize continuation of the Panama Canal Commission to proceed in its management of the canal.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H11505-H11607. The House passed H.R. 1720, the Family Welfare Reform Act.

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    Human Rights in Tibet

    The subcommittee heard testimony examining U.S. policy regarding human rights conditions in Tibet, in light of reported Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Government repression following a…

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    House Session

    The House agreed to H.Res. 499 impeaching Alcee L. Hastings, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, for high crimes and misdemeanors. The House…

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    Education Costs

    The House Postsecondary Education subcommittee held an oversight hearing on the rising costs of attending American colleges and universities, a phenomenon that, if continued, could limit…

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    House Session

    Congressional Record, pp. H8851-H8917. The House passed H.R. 2939, renewing the special-prosecutor law. It would allow for special independent counsel to be appointed to…

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    House Session

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    House Session

    The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 555. to amend the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 to improve and clarify the protections provided by that Act, to clarify…

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    House Session

    Thomas S. Foley was elected speaker of the House of Representatives by a vote of 251 yeas to 170 nays. The House agreed to notify the Senate and the President on the election of…

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    Central American Peace Initiative

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Central American Peace Initiative. Secretary of State George Shultz testified before the committee on the process and how the…

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    House Session

    The House introduced 51 public bills, two private bills, and nine resolutions. By a vote of 387 yeas to 23 nays, the House passed H.R. 355, to amend the Reclamation States Drought…

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    Congressional Oversight of U.S. Intelligence Activities

    Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee heard testimony from intelligence officials on the Intelligence Oversight Act of 1988. Republican members took issue with a provision of the…

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    House Session

    The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 4784, making appropriations for Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies programs for FY89. The House agreed to the conference…

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    House Session

    In an unusual action, Speaker Foley made a strongly worded one-minute speech at the opening of the session to condemn the Irish Republican Army terrorist killing of Conservative British…

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    House Session

    The House agreed to the Glickman motion to table the Walker motion to discharge the Committee on Armed Services from the further consideration of H.R. 4264, National Defense Authorization…

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    House Session

    HR 5678: A bill to make appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, State, and Justice.

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    House Session

    CR pp. H88-H240. The House, by a vote of 211 ayes to 219 noes failed to pass H.J. Res. 444, denying the President’s effort to continue military aid to the Nicaraguan…

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