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    Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 1

    Judge Antonin Scalia responded to questions from committee members about his views regarding such topics as federal-state relationships, the Constitution, death penalty, abortion, national…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 1

    The committee heard testimony from members of Congress and the nominee in the confirmation hearing for Secretary-designate for Defense in the Clinton administration Les Aspin. Rep. Aspin, who…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 2

    The committee continued to hear testimony from Rep. Les Aspin in the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense.

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    Clinton Cabinet Announcement

    President-elect Clinton announced the appointments for the National Security Team in his Cabinet in a news conference in the transition offices in Little Rock. He announced the nominations…

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    House Session

    S 3144: A bill to amend title ten, United States Code, to improve the health care system provided for members and former members of the armed forces and their dependents. HR 2164: A bill to amend the…

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    Women in the Military

    Rep. Les Aspin, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Beverly Byron spoke in a news conference to announce the release of a report on sexual harassment in the U.S. military. The…

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    Non-Military Options in Iraq

    The House Armed Services Committee Defense Policy Panel heard testimony on methods to enforce the U.N. resolutions concerning Iraq without resorting to the use of force by a military power.…

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    House Session

    HR 3603: A bill to promote family preservation and the prevention of foster care with emphasis on families where abuse of alcohol or drugs is present, and to improve the quality and…

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    Women in the Military

    The committee heard testimony from the chiefs of each armed service on what their department was doing to eliminate sexual harassment and discrimination. The witnesses were also given the…

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    USS Vincennes Attack on Iranian Airliner

    The Investigations subcommittee heard testimony on allegations of a cover-up in the 1988 interception and downing of an Iranian airbus by the USS Vincennes. Newsweek Magazine and ABC’s Nightline program had…

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    House Session

    SJR 324: A resolution to commend the NASA Langley Research Center on the celebration of its 75th anniversary. HR 5504: A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Defense. HR 11: A…

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    House Session

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    House Session

    HR 477: A resolution relating to noncurrent records of the former Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, 100th Congress. HR 5006: A bill to authorize…

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    Economic Growth Amendment

    Several members of the House of Representatives gathered in the U.S. Capitol to participate in a news conference to announce the introduction of an amendment to the defense appropriation…

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    House Session

    HR 5132: A bill to make dire emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster assistance to meet urgent needs because of calamities such as those which occurred in Los Angeles and Chicago…

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    House Session

    S. 2569: A bill to make the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; to provide joint duty credit for certain service; and to provide for the…

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    Operation Desert Storm

    Rep. Aspin met with reporters to discuss the findings of the House Armed Services Committee’s report on lessons learned from the Persian Gulf War. The report is the result of interviews…

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    House Session

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    Post-Cold War Military

    Representative Les Aspin is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He spoke about the new national security issues confronting the United States in the 1990's. He also discussed…

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    U.S. Military and Foreign Policy

    Rep. Aspin, chairman of the House Armed Services committee, delivered an address entitled, “Failure to Follow Through: The Bush Record of Missed Opportunities and the Impact on U.S. National…

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