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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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    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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    House Session

    Debate continued on H.R. 2461 Dept. of Defense authorization for FY 1990 and 1991 for military functions and prescription of personnel levels.

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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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    House Session

    Elections for the 102nd Congress was shown.

    Rep. Foley (D-WA) was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Rep. Gephardt (D-MO) and Rep. Michel (R-IL) were elected…

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    House Session

    H.R. 5368: A bill to make appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs. H.R. 5504: A bill to make appropriations for the Department of…

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    Indiana Election Results Dispute Part 3

    The House continued to consider whether to seat Rick McIntyre, an Indiana Republican who was certified to have won by a narrow margin on election night. The House refused to seat Rick…

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    Indiana Election Results Dispute Part 1

    The House met to consider whether to seat Rick McIntyre, an Indiana Republican who was certified to have won by a narrow margin on election night. The House refused to seat Rick…

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    House Session

    The House agreed to H.Res. 527 to waive certain rules. The House agreed to the conference report on S. 605, enhancing consumer product safety. The House agreed to the Senate…

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    House Session

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    Indiana Election Results Dispute Part 4

    The House continued to consider the disputed election in Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. Following a task force report, Republicans offered a resolution to hold a new…

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    Early Election Projections

    The House met and consider a resolution expressing the sense of congress that early projections of elections results by the news media was harmful to the election process.

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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

    CR, pp. H3847-H3923. The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2470, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide protection against catastrophic medical expenses…

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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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    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 conference report for H.R. 5400, reform campaigns. The House agreed to the conference report for H.R. 5257, making appropriations for Labor and Health and Human…

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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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    Voting Confusion

    The House debated a tax reform bill which passed by a voice vote caused by confusion on the House floor where there was support for a recorded vote. The rules of how votes are taken…

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    Voting Accessibility

    The subcommittee held an oversight hearing on Public Law 98-435, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act. Witnesses testified about the feasibility and…

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