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  • Rep Livingston Resignation
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    Rep. Livingston Resignation

    In an excerpt, Rep. Livingston surprised House colleagues by announcing that he would withdraw his name from nomination for Speaker of the House and would also resign his House seat in a…

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  • Status of the Budget
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    Status of the Budget

    Speaker Gingrich and Representative Armey talked with reporters about a compromise budget argeed upon by both Republicans and Democrats. While they were disappointed that all the Republican…

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  • End of Session News Conference
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    End of Session News Conference

    Representative Gephardt discussed the budget and the congressional agenda.

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  • Appropriations Debate
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    Appropriations Debate

    Members debated budget legislation which would keep the government operating and allow Congress to adjourn prior to the 1998 midterm elections. Among the contentious issues were education…

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  • Budget Negotiations
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    Budget Negotiations

    Representatives DeLay and Shadegg responded to the president’s education proposals. He argued that the proposals took power away from local school districts and added to the federal…

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  • Republican Radio Address
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    Republican Radio Address

    Rep. Boehner talked about the accomplishments of the 105th Congress such as the balanced budget, tax relief, welfare reform, and IRS reform.

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  • Senate Majority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Majority Leader News Conference

    Senator Lott discussed the Republican legislative agenda. Among the topics he discussed were tax cuts, agricultural relief and apropriations measures. After brief comments he answered…

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  • AfricanAmerican Issues
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    African-American Issues

    Representative Waters talked to the press about the Congressional Black Caucus meeting. She said the caucus supported President Clinton’s legislative agenda. After her remarks both she and…

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  • Environmental Issues in the 105th Congress
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    Environmental Issues in the 105th Congress

    Vice President Gore and Democratic congressmen discussed environmental issues before the 105th Congress, including fighting global warming, preserving national parks, and reducing water…

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  • Blue Dog Coalition
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    Blue Dog Coalition

    Rep. Minge outlined the budget proposal of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, and also talked about Republican Rep. John Kasich’s proposal.

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  • Republican Agenda
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    Republican Agenda

    Speaker Gingrich addressed the Republican Women’s Forum. He talked about the agenda before the House of Representatives and the importance and significance of the growing number of women…

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  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Rep. Scarborough talked about current news stories of interest to him and the agenda of the 105th Congress. He also took audience calls, faxes and electronic…

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  • Senate Minority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senator Daschle met with reporters. He talked about tobacco legislation, education spending and the observance of Earth Day. Following his comments, Senator Daschle answered questions from…

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  • Congressional Budget Resolution
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    Congressional Budget Resolution

    Ms. Maloney talked about Senate debate on the 1999 budget resolution, which the leadership is trying to complete before the Easter recess.

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  • Senate Minority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senator Daschle briefed reporters on the Senate agenda. He criticized a Republican education proposal for education savings accounts because he said it would do nothing to help the…

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  • Congressional Environmental Agenda
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    Congressional Environmental Agenda

    Lawmakers and environmental experts talked about some of the major environmental issues that will come before Congress during the upcoming year. The panelists talked about issues that would…

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  • Congressional Agenda
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    Congressional Agenda

    Mr. Mondics talked about the nomination of Judge Frederica Messiah-Jackson and the motion in the Senate that there be another hearing on the nomination in committee. Judge Messiah-Jackson…

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  • Senate Minority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senator Daschle met with reporters. He talked about health care proposals in President Clinton’s 1999 budget, legislation to ban human cloning and possible military action against Iraq.

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  • Republican Radio Address
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    Republican Radio Address

    Senator Lott delivered the Republican radio address. He talked about the need for Medicare reform and criticized the president for new spending proposals in his 1999 budget.

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  • Republican Freshman Tax Proposal
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    Republican Freshman Tax Proposal

    Several Republican freshmen released their proposal for tax cuts for the second session of the 105th Congress. The proposal includes eliminating the marriage penalty, investment tax cuts,…

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