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    Constitutional Amendment Process

    This briefing was held for congressional staff and the media and the participants discussed how and when the Constitution should be amended. Senator Dale Bumpers (D-Arkansas) talked about his career…

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    Line-Item Veto

    After the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the line-item veto case, various persons who attended the session talked to reporters. Senator Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia, and Rep. David…

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    Washington Journal: Friday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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    Taxing and Spending Powers of Congress

    Members of Congress discussed, “Disciplining Congress: The Taxing and Spending Powers” in a symposium titled, “Prospects for Constitutional Reform: Congress, the Courts, and the Case for…

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    Tax Limitation Amendment Part 1

    A Senate Judiciary Subcommittee heard testimony on a Tax Limitation Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would require a two-thirds vote in Congress to pass legislation that would…

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    House Session

    The U.S. House dealt with Flag Desecration, Abortion Funding, Foreign Operations, and Aid to Haiti.

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    Constitutional Right to Privacy

    The Constitutional Forum sponsored this meeting concerning the right to privacy, an all-encompassing term including such issues as abortion. Kathryn Kolbert, Vice President of the Center…

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    Supreme Court Decision on Flag Burning

    Representative David Skaggs (D-Colorado) discussed the possibility of a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration.

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    House Session

    The House passed and cleared for the president H.R. 2978, the Flag Protection Act. H.R. 1495, the Arms Control Agency Authorization was passed. The House passed H.R. 2748 which authorizes…

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    Flag Desecration Legislation

    Representative David Skaggs voted against legislation passed by the House that would prohibit by statute flag burning. He answered questions about the legislation.

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    House Session

    H.R. 2136 was passed which limited the length of time an individual could be held for contempt in child custody cases.The House agreed to the Senate amendments to S. 694 amending the Energy…

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