100 Day Deadline for Congress

Sen. George Mitchell, Senate Majority Leader, spoke with reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on domestic legislation facing Congress… read more

Sen. George Mitchell, Senate Majority Leader, spoke with reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on domestic legislation facing Congress and an upcoming speech by President Bush on domestic legislation. In his speech before a joint session of Congress, President Bush challenged Congress to pass his legislation on crime and highways in 100 days, corresponding with the 100 hours of the Persian Gulf war. With the 100 day deadline coming up on June 14 and no chance the legislation will be passed by then, Sen. Mitchell criticized the president’s challenge, saying the 100 day limit was a completely arbitrary date and criticism for lack of movement by Congress would be inappropriate. He stressed the necessity for getting America in order, with legislation that will deal with crime, health, and other matters important to individual Americans. Sen. Mitchell also voiced his complete confidence in Sen. Charles Robb, who has been under fire in recent weeks by allegations of illegal wiretapping of Virginia Gov. Wilder’s phone and a sexual dalliance with a young woman in 1982. He said the fight between Robb and Wilder is having no effect on the Democratic party. close

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100 Day Deadline for Congress

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Program ID:
18382-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 15, 1991

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  • Jun 12, 1991 | 9:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 13, 1991 | 3:54am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 15, 1991 | 11:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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