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    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Dinner

    Senators spoke at a dinner honoring the 196th anniversary of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and reminisced about their experiences on the committee. They also talked about the…

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    Funding for Foreign Language Instruction

    The House met to debate legislation providing increased funding for foreign language instruction.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H11679-H11867. The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2310, to extend the authorization of appropriations for airport and airway improvements, clearing the measure…

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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

    The House debated aid to the Contras in Nicaragua.

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    Hazardous-Waste Cleanup Program

    The House debated the hazardous-waste cleanup program. Amendments that were debated included legislation concerning the public accountability of chemical emissions, that allows…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H8919-H8964. The House passed S. 640, the water projects bill, which included a number of items relating to water and power issues for western cities and farms.

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    House Session

    The House filed three reports, including one from the Committee on Education and Labor, one from the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, and one calling for an amendment to the…

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    Farm Support

    The House met to consider legislation providing agricultural credit guarantees and financial support for farmers.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 5462, to provide assistance for housing and community development in the United States-Mexico border region of the United States. The House failed to agree to H.…

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    House Session

    The House agreed to S. 3266, to reauthorize the Small Business Act of 1958. The House also agreed to H.Res. 538, amending the Immigration and Nationality Act, and H.Con.Res. 399,…

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    House Session

    S 3144: A bill to amend title ten, United States Code, to improve the health care system provided for members and former members of the armed forces and their dependents. HR 2164: A…

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    House Proceedings

    The House sustained the President’s veto of H.R. 770, which would entitle employees to family and medical leave in certain cases. The House continued consideration of H.R. 3950,…

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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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    House Session

    HR 3603: A bill to promote family preservation and the prevention of foster care with emphasis on families where abuse of alcohol or drugs is present, and to improve the quality and…

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    1990 Farm Bill

    The committee met to discuss the 1990 Farm Bill and to review the budget for fiscal year 1991. The meeting also included testimony from the Secretary of Agriculture.

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    House Session

    While under the suspension of the rules the House passed several measures. Of special note was H.R. 2987, the Flag Protection Act. This bill amends the United States Code to…

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    House Session

    HR 2977: A bill to authorize appropriations for public broadcasting. HR 2782: A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide that such Act does not…

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    House Session

    The House disagreed to the Senate amendments of H.R. 3072, the FY90 Department of Defense appropriations, and to H.R. 2991, FY90 departments of Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary…

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    House Session

    The House voted to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 707, to improve the regulation of futures trading and to authorize appropriations for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The…

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