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    Election Reform Legislation

    Senators spoke to reporters about compromise education legislation which they had crafted. Following their remarks they answered questions from the reporters.

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    Unreported Gifts

    Senator Torricelli spoke to reporters about allegations that he and his staff had accepted illegal gifts from fundraiser David Chang and had not reported the gifts. He strongly denied any…

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    Sunday Talk Show Stakeout

    Following their appearance on “Meet the Press,” Senators answered reporters' questions about U.S.-China relations and arms sales in Asia.

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    Tax Cut Trigger Resolution

    A bipartisan group of House and Senate members introduced a measure that would tie tax cuts and spending initiatives to debt reduction goals, called a “trigger mechanism.” They answered…

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    Election Reform Legislation

    Participants talked to reporters about plans to introduce election reform legislation that would make election procedures more standardized. Following their remarks they answered questions…

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    Election Law Reform

    Senator’s McConnell, Torrecilli and others talked to reporters about proposed legislation to reform the nation’s election laws. They proposed the Election Reform Act, which would create an…

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    Post-Election News Conference

    Senate Democratic leaders talked about the increase in the number of Democratic senators as a result of yesterday’s national election. The Senate will be divided 50-50.

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    Democratic National Convention Day 1 Afternoon

    Candidates, officials and others spoke to delegates about the Democratic agenda. They also approved reports from several committees and approved the party platform.

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    Strategic Oil Reserves

    The senators met with reporters after discussing petroleum prices with the president. They encouraged President Clinton to sell stragic oil reserves to prevent gas prices from reaching two…

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    Resolution to Condemn Bob Jones University

    Democratic leaders told reporters they intended to introduce a resolution condemning the policies and views of Bob Jones University. They said there was no place for racism,…

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    2000 Presidential and Senate Elections

    Senator Torricelli discussed the Bob Jones University scandal, his role on the committee to elect Democratic senators, and recent Chinese threats towards Taiwan. He responded to viewer…

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    In Our Own Words

    Senator Torricelli talked about his book, In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century, published by Kodansha International. He focused on the collection of newsworthy…

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    Democratic Legislative Agenda

    Democratic leaders talked to reporters about Democratic victories in several mayoral elections, their legislative agenda and prospects for the 2000 elections. After their comments they…

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    U.S. Economic Issues

    Participants talked about the U.S. economy and their efforts to maintain a balanced federal budget. They focused on the appropriations process and the need for tax reduction for Americans.…

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    Congressional Briefing

    Congressional leaders talked about legislative issues, including Social Security, the national debt, the federal budget surplus and tax reform. Mr. Grasso acted as moderator.

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    Alternative Tax Cut Proposal

    Senators talked to reporters about a bipartisan alternative budget proposal in response to the Republican plan. They stressed that their plan provides tax relief for the middle class but…

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    Presidential Acquittal

    Senators talked to reporters about there votes on articles of impeachment brought against president Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice. After their comments they answered…

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    Impeachment Trial

    Senator Torricelli stated that the Senate majority has neither courage to remove the president from office or the convictions to face the facts of the case. He said that videotaping of the…

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    Impeachment Trial

    Senators made brief remarks to reporters about their perceptions after the second day of defense presentations in the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

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    Impeachment Trial

    The senators answered reporters' questions about the impeachment trial. Senator Harkin talked about the objection he made about the senators not being called jurors since they are judges or…

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