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    The Speaker Orders the Cameras to Pan the Chamber

    Speaker O’Neill’s words were taken down when he answered Rep. Gingrich (R-GA) on the floor concerning the Speaker’s decision to order the cameras to pan the chambers…

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    Margaret Thatcher Addresses a Joint Session of Congress

    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher addresses a Joint Session of Congress. 

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    House Session

    The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 32, to express the sense of Congress that Congress must approve any offensive military action against Iraq. The House failed to agree to H.…

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    Early Intervention in AIDS

    The witnesses urged increased funding for AIDS research and health care. Chairman Boxer called the testimonies, “reports from the front.” The witnesses described successful…

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    Agent Orange Study

    The subcommittee investigated the toxic effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on humans. One witness, retired Admiral Zumwalt is the author of a report which accused a…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H9129-H9450. (Second legislative day) Under a revised rule, H.Res. 298, the House passed H.R. 3545, a $14.5 billion deficit reduction bill, from which welfare reform…

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    Ethiopia Update

    The witnesses talked about the current state of Ethiopia, especially in the area of human rights. 

    Due to technical difficulties, the last hour of the program is omitted.

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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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    Military Weapon Systems

    Members debated the merits of proposed military weapon systems.

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    Prime Minister of Ireland Addressed a Joint Session of Congress

    Prime Minister Garret Fitzgerald of Ireland addressed a Joint Session of Congress

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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

    The House expressed its condolences on the death of Rep. Pepper, as a mark of further respect, the House adjourned in his memory. The House also agreed to a resolution permitting…

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    Food Aid and Famine Relief in Africa

    The House met to consider legislation addressing food aid to and famine relief in Africa

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    House Highlight

    The House met debated various legislation.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H10789-H10898. The House passed H.R. 791, authorizing water resources research activities of the U.S. Geological Survey to help states fight ground water…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H11915-H11961.

    The House passed budget reconciliation and further continuing
    appropriations measures, H.R. 3545 and H.J. Res. 395, respectively.

    Also, the House agreed…

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    House Session

    The House concluded all general debate and began consideration of amendments to H.R. 2273, to establish a comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability. The…

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    House Session

    H.R. 2136 was passed which limited the length of time an individual
    could be held for contempt in child custody cases.

    The House agreed to the Senate amendments to S. 694 amending the

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    Access to Prenatal Care

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the topic of “Infants at Risk: Is the Federal Government Assuring Prenatal Care for Poor Pregnant Women?”

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H9523-H9624. The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2906, which would make appropriations for military construction during the current fiscal year. The House…

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