By a 201-200 vote, the House passed and sent to the Senate a $562-billion appropriations bill to finance the government in fiscal 1987, which began Oct. 1. The measure (HJ Res 738) provides a 3% pay increase for members of Congress and other federal employees, beginning in January. The salary of House members and senators will rise from $75,100 to $77,353.
This "continuing resolution," which funds thousands of government functions at home and abroad, is the largest spending bill ever approved by Congress. It is necessary because Congress has failed to clear any of the 13 regular appropriations bills for federal departments and agencies in fiscal 1987.
Members voting yes supported the $562-billion catchall spending bill.
How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x
By a 313-83 vote, the House overrode President Reagan's veto of a bill imposing tough economic sanctions on South Africa to penalize it for its apartheid policies. The bill became law when the Senate also voted to negate the veto.
In part, it bans new American investment in South Africa, prohibits South African airliners from landing in the United States and outlaws imports of South African steel, iron, uranium, coal, textiles, fruits, vegetables and krugerrand gold coins.