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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

    H.Res. 591: A resolution to waive the requirement of clause 4(b), rule eleven, against consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules. S. 1696: A bill…

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    House Session

    This was a portion of the original C-SPAN telecast of House proceedings on March 19, 1979.

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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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    Arms Control

    The House met to debate arms control measures and the termination of certain weapons.

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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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    U.S. Economic Sanctions Against South Africa

    The subcommittee heard testimony on whether the U.S. should continue economic sanctions against South Africa. Economic sanctions were originally enacted against South Africa in protest…

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    Defense Appropriations

    The House met to debate legislation related to defense appropriations.

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    Debt Ceiling Debate

    The House debated raising the statutory limit on the public debt to $2.079 trillion.

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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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    House Session

    The House agreed to H. Res. 440, in the matter of Representative Barney Frank. The House failed to agree to H. Res. 442, on the expulsion of Representative Barney…

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    Women in the Military

    The committee heard testimony from the chiefs of each armed service on what their department was doing to eliminate sexual harassment and discrimination. The witnesses were also given…

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    Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act and Education

    The House Education and Labor committee held an oversight hearing on the impact of the sequestrations put in place by the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings anti-deficit law on federal education…

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    Armed Services Benefits

    Members debated legislation providing a pay raise for the armed services.

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    Weapon System Debate

    The House debated limiting funding of certain weapon systems, the use of weapon systems under the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and whether the weapon systems remain useful defensively…

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    Communism and International Relations

    Members discussed international relations and communist governments.

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    Debate on the Anti-Apartheid Act of 1985

    The House debated an Amendment to the Anti-Apartheid Act of 1985 and other legislation.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H10899-H10990. The House passed H.J. Res. 395, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 1988.

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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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    Women in the Military

    The subcommittee heard testimony regarding women in the military from both service members and military wives. Representatives Beverly Byron (D-MD) and William Dickinson (R-AL) were…

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