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    House Session

    H.R. 5368: A bill to make appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs. H.R. 5504: A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Defense. H.C.Res. 376: A resolution to provide for the preparation of official duplicates of certain legislative papers. S. 776: A bill to provide for improved energy effeciency. H.R. 5013:…

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    House Session

    HR 5678: A bill to make appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, and the judiciary. HR 5192: A bill to amend title thirty-eight, United States Code, to make…

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    National Platform Hearing, Part 2

    The Democratic National Committee held a platform draft hearing, a meeting in which committee members composed their party’s political platform for 1992. This year, Democrats are faced with the…

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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to hold the second of two news conferences on the day following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of…

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    House Session

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    House Session

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    Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination

    Representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus discussed why they chose to work to defeat the Thomas nomination. Mr. Towns explained the reasons for the group’s opposition, including his refusal to…

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    Congressional Black Caucus at White House

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus briefed reporters on the White House driveway after their meeting with President Bush, in which they discussed continuing sanctions against South Africa,…

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    Rule for H.R. 1: Civil Rights Act, Day 2

    The committee heard testimony for the second day on H.R. 1, the Civil Rights Act of 1991. H.R. 1, introduced to the House and supported by the Democrats, would overturn several Supreme Court decisions…

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    Alternatives to the Criminal Justice System

    The convention sponsored by the 21st Century Commission on African-American Males sought to propose changes in American social policies to aid economically disadvantaged black males, who all too…

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    Gun Control Legislation

    Rep. Towns discussed his perspectives on pending gun control legislation. The House of Representatives is expected to take up two different gun control legislation on 5/8/91, the Brady Bill and the…

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    House Session

    The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 555. to amend the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 to improve and clarify the protections provided by that Act, to clarify…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 180, to amend title 38, United States Code, with respect to veterans education and employment programs.

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    House Session

    The House completed all general debate on the situation in the Middle East. The House agreed to three extensions of the time for general debate by two hours, four hours, and four hours,…

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    House Session

    The House voted to suspend the rules and pass fifteen measures: H.R. 4611, to amend the National Cooperative Research Act of 1984; H.R. 4314, regarding international commercial arbitration;…

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    Nuclear Contractor Accountability, Portion 1

    Witnesses testified about nuclear proliferation and weapons accountability. A significant portion of the hearing is missing.

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    One Minute Speeches on Flag Burning

    Members delivers one-minute speeches on the topic of desecration of the U.S. flag.

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    House Session

    The House voted unanimously to support the President’s call for clemency to the pro-democracy demonstrators in China. The House disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1278 to reform,…

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    Eastern Airlines Strike

    The subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 1231, to direct the President to establish an emergency board to investigate and report on the dispute between Eastern Airlines and its collective…

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    Toxic Substance Control Act

    Witnesses debated the dangers to, and protections for, workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals and whether current federal regulations are adequate.

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