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December 15, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, spent part of Monday defending himself against new allegations that raised more questions about his use of campaign money and congressional funds for postage stamps and office space. The Chicago lawmaker, who has invoked the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in refusing to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the House Post Office scandal, again said he has done no wrong.
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December 5, 1993
Defense Budget The House gave its final approval of the Clinton Administration's first military budget, a $261-billion measure for fiscal 1994 that is down about 4% from the comparable 1993 bill. Setting post-Cold War priorities, the bill (HR 2401) reduces active-duty strength to 1.62 million troops toward a goal of 1.4 million by 1999.
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April 26, 1990
By a vote of 235 to 157, the House sent to the Senate a bill to help plaintiffs win lawsuits against vertical price-fixing, which occurs when manufacturers seek to enforce a minimum product price. The bill (HR 1236) eases Supreme Court-set standards of evidence that make it easy for judges to dismiss such suits. It gives plaintiffs a better chance of advancing their case to a jury.
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July 31, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to calm fears of massive funding cuts, the U.S. secretary of veterans affairs assured several thousand disabled soldiers Monday that they can count on more money this year for medical and other needs. But some among the 5,000 delegates to the 69th national convention of the Disabled American Veterans did not buy Secretary Edward J. Derwinski's upbeat message. "He's a politician," grumbled Tom Garrett of Las Vegas, 61, a Navy veteran who now uses a wheelchair.
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March 21, 1988 | Times Wire Services
U.S. State Department spokesman Charles E. Redman said today that all or almost all the Nicaraguan forces have returned to their homeland, and Honduran President Jose Azcona Hoyo said the 3,200 U.S. soldiers on an emergency mission in Honduras probably won't be needed much longer. In Nicaragua, the Sandinista government and the U.S.-backed Contra rebels suspended military operations and began three days of unprecedented, direct peace talks.
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April 29, 1986
Faced by a public outcry, House members reversed their decision of a day earlier and voted 333 for to 68 against to lower by $7,870 a year the amount of "earned" outside income they can receive to supplement their government salaries of $75,100. In the earlier vote, the House--by voice vote and without debate--had raised the ceiling by the same amount, from $22,530 to $30,400, or from 30% to 40% of salary.
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