June 29, 1986 |
The Army will recommend destroying obsolete chemical weapons at the eight places where they are stored rather than risk moving them to a central incinerator, a congressman who opposes the plan said Saturday. The Army will back the on-site incineration plan in a preliminary environmental impact statement to be released Tuesday, said Rep. Larry J. Hopkins (R-Ky.).
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July 18, 1987
By a 283-126 vote, the House refused to outlaw President Reagan's plan to put Kuwaiti oil tankers in the Persian Gulf under the American flag and U. S. naval protection. This killed an amendment to a fiscal 1988 Coast Guard budget bill (HR 2342) that was sent to the Senate. The House later approved a symbolic gesture (below) against the "reflagging," which is set to begin in mid-July. Supporter Brian J. Donnelly (D-Mass.) called the reflagging "a wrong-headed policy . . .
June 26, 1985 |
The House voted 411 to 4 Tuesday to crack down on contractors who seek government reimbursement for such expenses as country club memberships, promotional giveaways and political contributions. "The people are just flat mad" about procurement abuses and are demanding that "something be done," Rep. Dave McCurdy (D-Okla.) said as the House added the reforms to a budget measure freezing next year's Pentagon spending at current levels. "What we've been doing in the past is not working," said Rep.