November 6, 1999 |
The tomatoes at the processing plant were stacked in neat boxes, colorfully accentuating President Clinton's message Friday: Private industry, the government and struggling communities, aligning themselves in just such a balance, can flush out the remaining pockets of poverty as the nation revels in an economic expansion. Yet, as the president and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.
May 7, 1999 |
The House on Thursday approved a massive $13-billion emergency spending bill that would provide more than double what President Clinton has requested for U.S. military operations in the Balkans--an add-on Republicans said is needed to bolster "declining" military preparedness. The 311-105 vote came a week after the House refused--with a 213-213 tie--to support the NATO-led air campaign in Yugoslavia.
May 27, 1999 |
A majority of Republicans in the House endorsed Texas Gov. George W. Bush for president Wednesday, backing him over House Budget Committee Chairman John R. Kasich (R-Ohio), another White House contender. The endorsements by 115 of 222 House Republicans drew sharp responses from the campaigns of some of Bush's rivals for the nomination, who include Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Bob Smith of New Hampshire.
May 22, 1999 |
House Democrats vowed Friday to enact new handgun control legislation before leaving town for a 12-day recess beginning Memorial Day weekend. They announced their intentions after a meeting at the White House, where an emotional President Clinton urged them to make new handgun restrictions--such as those passed this week by the Senate--a memorial to students killed in school shootings around the country, participants said. But a spokesman for House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.
August 1, 2001 |
In a setback for the Bush administration, House Republican leaders said Tuesday they did not have enough votes to give President Bush the authority to negotiate broad new trade agreements and planned to delay debate until September or later. "The long and short of it is we don't have enough Democratic votes," House Republican Leader Dick Armey of Texas said in announcing the delay. "It looks now like it'll be September."
June 7, 2001 |
The new Democratic chairman of the Senate energy committee bluntly warned federal regulators Wednesday to act more aggressively to rein in electricity costs in coming weeks or prepare for Congress to intervene. As Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) turned up the political pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, House GOP leaders scuttled an emergency bill designed to help power-short California through a difficult summer.
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July 1, 2001 |
Activists pushing for a timely cleanup of Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Simi Valley have moved one step closer to victory after the U.S. House voted to restore full funding for the project last week. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) led the push to return $3.7 million to the cleanup budget, bringing the total back to the $17 million that cleanup advocates expected. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) also supported the effort.
March 31, 2001 |
Sen. John McCain crisscrossed the country last fall to stump for Republican candidates--appearances that helped his party keep control of the House by a whisker. Now, with McCain's signature campaign finance legislation on the verge of Senate approval Monday, leaders of the House GOP majority that the Arizonan fought so hard to preserve loom as his bill's greatest obstacle. Majority Whip Tom DeLay of Texas vows to do whatever he can to kill the measure. Speaker J.
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November 8, 2001 |
A key House committee voted Wednesday to renew an ambitious and politically contentious program to rescue the sickly Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California's main watershed. But the committee also put the state on notice to greatly reduce its use of Colorado River water or face a draconian cutback. Rep. James V. Hansen (R-Utah) added a last-minute amendment to a bill sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside) and Rep. Calvin M.
May 24, 2001 |
The House overwhelmingly approved a sweeping educational reform measure Wednesday that requires annual testing of students and holds school districts accountable for academic performance, a proposal that was a cornerstone issue of President Bush's election campaign. The measure would require annual reading and mathematics testing in grades three through eight.