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    Funeral Service for Former House Speaker Jim Wright

    A funeral service was held at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for former House Speaker and Representative Jim Wright (D-TX). Representative Wright died on May 6, 2015,…

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    House Session

    The House expressed its condolences on the death of Representative Claude Pepper, (D) Florida, as a mark of further respect, the House adjourned in his memory. The House also agreed to a…

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    House Session

    The House completed all general debate on H.R. 2, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to restore the minimum wage to a fair and equitable rate.

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    House Session

    The House considered and passed H.R. 1231, which directed the president to establish an emergency board to investigate and report on the Eastern Airlines dispute. The House also considered and…

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    House Session

    The House passed S. 2560 to amend the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983. Also the House agreed to H. Res. 521 providing for the consideration of a bill relating to the Omnibus…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4481 Defense Savings Act to provide for the closing and realigning of certain military installations. Also under suspension of the rules the House passed the following…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H3651-H3722. The House passed H.R. 4387,to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1989 for intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government. The House also agreed to a…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H3273-H3354. The House passed H.R. 4567, granting appropriations for energy and water development for fiscal year 1989.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H2984-H3031. The House continued consideration of H.R. 2464, the Defense Authorization Bill.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H1495- H1634. The House passed the Abandoned Shipwreck Act, S.858, granting states ownership of shipwrecks within three miles of their coasts.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 2707, to amend the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 to provide for more effective relief in response to major disasters and emergencies and other legislation. CR, pp.…

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    House Session

    The House debated and, by a vote of 211 ayes to 219 noes failed to pass H.J. Res. 444, denying the President’s effort to continue military aid to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance…

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    House Session

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

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H9993-H10034. The House passed and cleared for the President, S.J. Res. 220, providing for the extension of certain housing and community development programs.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H9873-H9992. The House passed H.R. 435, to amend the Uniform Time Act of 1966, to establish a single poll closing time in the continental United States for presidential general…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 2224, to authorize continuation of the Panama Canal Commission to proceed in its management of the canal and H.R. 291.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 2939, renewing the special-prosecutor law. It would allow for special independent counsel to be appointed to investigate suspected wrongdoings by top officials in the…

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    Debate on Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Sales with Iran

    The House debated a resolution to create a House select committee to investigate covert arms sales with Iran.

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    Soviet Union Detention of an American Journalist

    The House debated a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for the arrest of an American Journalist, Nicholas Daniloff, a correspondent for U.S. New & World Report. The House called for his…

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    Beginning of Second Session of the 99th Congress

    The House of Representatives began the second session of the 99th Congress. Representatives expressed their views on various measures. Note: This is an incomplete program.

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