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September 8, 1999 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the last seven months, Rep. John Edward Porter (R-Ill.) has been the House GOP's most vocal Cassandra. As chairman of a key House appropriations subcommittee, he repeatedly warned his party's conservative leaders they could not maintain strict budget limits and still boost defense spending and cut taxes. And he cautioned that they could not provoke a budget showdown with President Clinton without risking a political debacle.
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September 8, 1999 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the last seven months, Rep. John Edward Porter (R-Ill.) has been the House GOP's most vocal Cassandra. As chairman of a key House appropriations subcommittee, he repeatedly warned his party's conservative leaders they could not maintain strict budget limits and still boost defense spending and cut taxes. And he cautioned that they could not provoke a budget showdown with President Clinton without risking a political debacle.
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June 10, 1986 | United Press International
The Bigeye bomb, the Pentagon's proposed new generation chemical weapon, is "a horror story" with too many unresolved problems and should be scrapped, a bipartisan House and Senate group said today. The critics released a General Accounting Office report that concluded the weapon "presents major and continuing inconsistencies" and is not ready for production. The bomb is designed to combine two chemicals in a deadly compound shortly after it is dropped from an aircraft.
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June 11, 1986 | United Press International
The Bigeye bomb, the Pentagon's proposed new generation of chemical weapon, is "a horror story" with too many unresolved problems and should be scrapped, a bipartisan House and Senate group said Tuesday. The critics released a General Accounting Office report that concluded the weapon "presents major and continuing inconsistencies" and is not ready for production. The bomb is designed to combine two chemicals in a deadly compound shortly after it is dropped from an aircraft.
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October 13, 1999 | From Associated Press
Rep. John Edward Porter of Illinois, part of a dwindling band of Republican moderates in the House, announced Tuesday that he will not seek a 12th term next year, further complicating the GOP's effort to hold its tenuous majority. "I have the best job in America," said Porter, who chairs a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee that oversees education, social and health programs. "I just think it's time I move on to other challenges."
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September 24, 1987
Textile Quotas By a 263-156 vote, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill (HR 1154) to preserve American jobs by limiting imports of nearly 200 textile, apparel and footwear products. Although victorious, supporters fell short of the 290 votes they needed to ensure that they can override President Reagan's promised veto of the bill. The bill limits the growth of textile and apparel imports to 1% annually over 1986 levels and freezes footwear imports at the 1986 figure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1987
By a 263-156 vote, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill (HR 1154) to preserve American jobs by limiting imports of nearly 200 textile, apparel and footwear products. Although victorious, supporters fell short of the 290 votes they needed to ensure that they can override President Reagan's promised veto of the bill. The bill limits the growth of textile and apparel imports to 1% annually over 1986 levels and freezes footwear imports at the 1986 figure. Supporter Liz Patterson (D-S.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1987
By a 263-156 vote, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill (HR 1154) to preserve American jobs by limiting imports of nearly 200 textile, apparel and footwear products. Although victorious, supporters fell short of the 290 votes they needed to ensure that they can override President Reagan's promised veto of the bill. The bill limits the growth of textile and apparel imports to 1% annually over 1986 levels and freezes footwear imports at the 1986 figure. Supporter Liz Patterson (D-S.C.
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May 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
A bill to shield volunteers from some liability claims that result from their charity work passed the House despite criticism that it wrongly steps on states' prerogatives. "Our nation has an extensive history of volunteering," Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) said before Wednesday's 390-35 vote. "Now our tradition is in danger as never before. One of the reasons is frivolous lawsuits."
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