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    A Look at NATO

    The House agenda for the upcoming week is outlined by majority leader Thomas Foley. Among the items to be considered are supplemental appropriations for 1989, the transfer of funds for anti-drug…

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    Capital Agenda

    Representative Serrano discussed his experiences as a new member of Congress. He represents the New York 18th district, which encompasses the South Bronx and was sworn in in March.

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    Congressional Schedules

    In an excerpt from the floor, congressional leaders discuss the schedule for the coming week.

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    Role of Congressional Staff

    Mr. Trammell discussed the book The Almanac of the Unelected 1990. The book features Capitol Hill staffers who play important behind-the-scene roles.

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    Congressional Schedules

    In an excerpt from the floor, congressional leaders discuss the schedules for the coming week.

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    Clean Air Legislation

    Congressman Wyden, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, discusses upcoming clean air legislation.

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    Clean Air Legislation

    Congressman Lent discusses clean air legislation which will come up this week in both houses of Congress. Lent is the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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    Congressional Schedules

    In an excerpt from the floor, the congressional leaders discussed the schedule for the coming week.

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    Congressional Schedules

    In an excerpt from the floor, the congressional leader discussed the schedule for the coming week.

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    Dynamics of Budget Summits

    Miller and Pruitt look ahead to the budget talks between congressional leaders and the administration scheduled to begin this week. Miller, a Republican, was Director of the Office of…

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    Congressional Schedules

    In an excerpt from the floor, the congresional leaders discussed the schedule for the coming week.

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    New York Congresswoman

    Rep. Molinari was elected March 20th in a special election in Staten Island, New York’s 14th congressional district. The seat was vacated by her father, Guy Molinari, who resigned this past…

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    Congressional Schedules

    In an excerpt from the floor, the congressional leaders discussed the schedule for the coming week.

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    Campaign Finance Proposal in Congress

    Mr. Alston explained the campaign finance reform proposals that were being discussed in both houses of Congress.

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    Campaign Reform Proposals

    The lively debate by Mr. Wertheimer, Ms. Miller and Mr. Stockmeyer centered around how capaign finances should be reformed and how to restore voter confidence in their elected officials.

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    Congressional Schedules

    In excerpts from the floors, the congressional leaders discuss the schedules for the coming week.

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    Presidential Powers and the Pocket Veto

    Mr. Barr discussed the administration’s view of the Derrick legislation imposing limits on the presidential pocket veto. He argues that the Constitution insures the president’s right to pocket…

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    Congressional Limits on Pocket Veto

    Mr. Derrick discussed his proposed legislation to require the president to return a bill to Congress while the Congress was still in session. This would avoid a pocket veto while the…

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    Policies and Politics of the 1990 Farm Bill

    The members of the House Agriculture Committee discussed the groups interested in the 1990 Farm Bill, the bill’s status and its chances of passage. They also discussed the differences between the 1990…

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    Role of Congressional Press Secretaries

    Panelists discussed the role of Capitol Hill press secretaries, how they do their jobs, and the relationship between congresspersons and reporters.

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