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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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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 1

    The proceedings begin with opening statements from Senate and House committee members, including chairmen Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN). After two hours,…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 7

    McFarlane is questioned about President Reagan’s knowledge of Oliver North’s activities. McFarlane testifies that North seemed to be in regular contact with CIA director…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 27

    Questioning of Oliver North continued with many members of the
    committee making statements concerning patriotism, democracy and the
    lessons of the Iran-Contra affair.

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 29

    Poindexter testifies that President Reagan signed a retroactive finding, prepared by the CIA, concerning the sale of arms to Iran. Poindexter also says that he destroyed the finding…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 4

    Secord answers questions about meetings he had with Oliver North after the Justice Department initiated its Iran-contra investigation in November 1986. He also discusses the money remaining…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 19

    Hall testifies further concerning the changing of documents. Rep. Hamilton then concludes the first phase of the Iran-contra hearings by reviewing the revelations of the testimony…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 40

    Weinberger is questioned further about his opposition to arms sales to Iran. Weinberger says that the transfer of U.S. arms by Israel, without official U.S. permission, was a violation…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 34

    Sec. Shultz answers questions concerning his knowledge of the Iran arms sales. Shultz and Secretary of Defense Weinberger were criticized by the Tower Commission for…

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    Nuclear Arms Control

    The House met to debate legislation relating to nuclear arms control.

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 9

    Owen is questioned further about his activities for Oliver North. He ends his testimony by reading a poem praising North and the contras.

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 2

    McFarlane is recalled to respond to differences between his earlier testimony and testimony given by Oliver North. McFarlane denies giving North specific authorization for many contra…

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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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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 38

    Regan testifies that he was generally aware of the Iran initiative but that he was not aware of diversion of arms sale profits to the contras. He describes President Reagan as being…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 37

    Meese answers questions from committee members on his questioning of North and Poindexter and his report of the diversion scheme to President Reagan. Meese is questioned on his…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 35

    In responding to a committee member’s question comparing Iran-contra to Watergate, Sec. Shultz comments that President Reagan’s response has been the opposite of a…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 39 Part 2

    Casper Weinberger testified that he argued strongly against selling arms to Iran and that the decision to do so was based in part on incorrect intelligence indicating Iran was losing their…

    294 views
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    Social Security Solvency

    The House met to debate legislation concerning the solvency of Social Security.

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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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