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June 18, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unable to muster the votes for a $2-billion emergency urban aid package, House Democratic leaders cleared the way for passage today of a compromise $1-billion measure to assist victims of the Los Angeles riots and establish a jobs program in urban areas this summer. If passed by the House, as anticipated, the measure is expected to get swift approval in the Senate and be signed into law by President Bush, who had threatened to veto the larger $2-billion allocation.
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June 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
A group of Democratic and independent mayors plans to meet with Ross Perot today to discuss federal help for inner cities in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots. Perot, the Texas tycoon who is readying an independent presidential campaign, asked for the meeting at his Dallas campaign headquarters, Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn said. Although presidential politics isn't explicitly on their agenda, Flynn said, "whatever comes up, we'll discuss."
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June 6, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Congress heads for a showdown over big-ticket aid packages for riot-torn Los Angeles and other American cities, House conservatives are pushing an alternate agenda that stresses urban tax relief instead of massive new spending on social programs. Many conservatives are rallying behind legislation proposed by Rep.
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June 6, 1992 | MICHAEL ROSS and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Congressional Democrats on Friday approved more than $2 billion in emergency assistance for Los Angeles and other cities, nearly twice the amount President Bush has said he is willing to accept. The package, which includes funds to aid Los Angeles in the wake of riots five weeks ago, was adopted over Republican protests during a stormy meeting intended to reconcile differences in separate aid bills passed last month by the House and the Senate.
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June 3, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic and Republican congressional leaders agreed Tuesday on the need for tax breaks to help new businesses in blighted urban neighborhoods but they and President Bush were unable to settle on how to pay for them. Their failure to resolve crucial questions about financing suggested that considerable work remains to be done before the plan for expanded "enterprise zones" can be enacted, even though California officials pressed for quick action.
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June 23, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Monday signed a $1.1-billion urban aid bill forged in the wake of the Los Angeles riots, but the White House could not obscure a mounting confrontation with Congress that threatens its election-year agenda. Even as they convened a Rose Garden ceremony to draw attention to the modest accord, White House officials acknowledged that final action on Bush's more ambitious urban proposals almost certainly would be delayed until after next month's Democratic convention.
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June 10, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL and ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just weeks after he unveiled an emergency urban aid package to help riot-torn Los Angeles, President Bush faces the embarrassing prospect that he may have to veto the measure. Bush initially endorsed a $495-million version of the bill, but it has been expanded by House and Senate Democratic negotiators to a $2-billion package that also would step up Head Start, summer job programs and inner-city summer school initiatives nationwide.
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June 9, 1992 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
After meeting for two hours with undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot, five big-city mayors said Monday that he promised to make revitalizing the cities his No. 1 priority if he is elected in November. Perot apparently did not endorse specific programs during the gathering, which took place at his invitation to discuss urban problems in the wake of the Los Angeles rioting.
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July 2, 1992 | ERIC PIANIN, THE WASHINGTON POST
The White House and bipartisan House leaders reached agreement Wednesday night on a long-term urban aid package that includes enterprise zones, a reduction in the capital gains tax for those investing in the zones and $2.5 billion in spending over five years. The package emerged from nearly two months of intense negotiations between House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) and Administration officials after the Los Angeles riots.
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July 3, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acting with rare bipartisan accord, the House overwhelmingly approved a five-year, $5-billion aid package Thursday that would create 50 enterprise zones in inner-city and rural pockets of poverty to encourage business investment and receive extra federal funding. Prompted by the Los Angeles riots, the package was wrapped into a major tax bill that would provide $14.5 billion in tax relief, primarily for business, and repeal the luxury tax on boats, airplanes, jewelry and furs.
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