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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

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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 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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    Texas Cult Standoff Part 1

    The committee heard testimony from the attorney general on the actions of the government concerning the siege of an armed religious cult near Waco, Texas last month. The…

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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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    27th Amendment to the Constitution

    Members of the House of Representatives debated H.Con.Res. 320, legislation concerning the 27th amendment to the Constitution. The previous day, the U.S. archivist formally…

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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 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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    Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

    In a special ceremony Speaker Wright and members of Congress praised former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson for her public service, especially for improving the quality of life in the U.S.…

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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 8 Part 1

    McFarlane testifies further about President Reagan’s approval of spending 2 million dollars to seek the release of hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 21

    Sporkin testifies concerning the drafting of two presidential findings that authorized selling arms to Iran.

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    House Session

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    Rule for H.R. 7: Gun Control Legislation

    The House Rules committee heard testimony on rules concerning the debate of gun control measures in the House of Representatives. Two gun control bills are scheduled to be debated by…

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    House Session

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