June 20, 1985
An amendment to delete $500 million in additional economic aid to Egypt from a fiscal 1985 appropriations bill (HR 2577) was rejected by the House on a vote of 110 for and 314 against. The measure was sent to the Senate. With the extra money, Egypt is slated to receive about $2.7 billion in economic and military aid during the fiscal year. The bill contained $1.5 billion in extra aid to Israel, raising its total U.S. aid for the year to about $4.1 billion. Hank Brown (R-Colo.
March 15, 1985
C. Anson Franklin, 37, an assistant White House press secretary, said Thursday that he is resigning to become director of public affairs for the Energy Department.
March 30, 1986
President Reagan's request for $100 million in foreign aid for the contra rebel army that is battling the Marxist Sandinista government of Nicaragua was rejected in the House on a vote of 210 for and 222 against. About $70 million of the total would havebeen for arms and about $30 million was earmarked for other uses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1987
The House passed, 355 to 68, and sent to the Senate a bill (HR 2881) establishing a commission to advise Congress and the executive branch on combatting AIDS. The panel would parallel President Reagan's 13-member AIDS Commission. It would give lawmakers more stake in the issue, which was largely ignored on Capitol Hill until a few months ago. Sponsor J. Roy Rowland (D-Ga.