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The House : Limits on President

July 11, 1985

By a vote of 312 for and 111 against, the House adopted an amendment requiring a president to obtain congressional approval before sending combat troops into Nicaragua, except under certain emergency conditions.

Although Democratic sponsors termed the ban an important check on President Reagan, the President's supporters said they had neutralized the amendment by adding key exceptions during floor debate.

Because of the exceptions, the measure drew support from many of Reagan's allies.

The vote occurred during debate on the fiscal 1986 defense authorization bill (HR 1872), which was passed and sent to conference with the Senate.

Members voting yes favored the amendment.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

Congressional Notice

The House rejected an amendment to the 1986 defense bill to require that Congress be notified whenever U.S. troops in Honduras become active near the Nicaraguan border. The vote was 172 for and 217 against.

Members voting yes wanted Congress to be notified in the event of U.S. military activity near the Honduras-Nicaragua border.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

WHERE TO REACH THEM Carlos J. Moorhead, 22nd District Edward R. Roybal, 25th District Henry A. Waxman, 24th District The State Senate Tax Reform Plea

The Senate, on a 25-3 vote, passed a resolution (SJR30) by Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) asking President Reagan and Congress to provide continued deductibility of state and local taxes in any federal tax reform plan.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Sen. Roberti (D) x Sen. Russell (R) x Sen. Torres (D) x

California Veterans

Without dissent, the Senate passed a bill (SB446) by Sen. Newton Russell (R-Glendale) authorizing the sale of $900 million in revenue bonds and use of the money for low-interest home loans for qualified California veterans. The vote was 33 to 0.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Sen. Roberti (D) x Sen. Russell (R) x Sen. Torres (D) x

WHERE TO REACH THEM David Roberti, 23rd District Newton R. Russell, 21st District Art Torres, 24th District

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