June 30, 2005 |
The Senate voted Wednesday to spend an extra $1.5 billion on veterans' healthcare this year as the Bush administration indicated it would ask Congress for more money to cover a politically embarrassing shortfall. The 96-0 vote was a response to the Veterans Affairs Department's announcement last week that its healthcare costs had risen faster than expected, forcing the agency to shift money among accounts to cover the shortage.
January 16, 1999
Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fla.) began the days proceedings by arguing that witness tampering and obstruction of justice are among the most serious crimes that can be committed. Using Monica S. Lewinsky's testimony from the Starr report, McCollum sought to prove the president's guilt in reference to the charges. Rep. George W. Gekas (R-Pa.) stressed the importance of upholding the judicial system in order to protect the rights of average American citizens.
June 25, 1997 |
The House voted Tuesday to cut off the U.S. troop deployment to Bosnia after June 1998, and lawmakers voiced doubt that President Clinton has leveled with Americans about the duration and cost of the mission. The White House indicated that Clinton would probably veto the measure if it reached his desk. In a partial victory for Clinton, the House rejected a measure that would have cut off funding by the end of this year, six months before the U.S.
December 16, 1991 |
RECRUITMENT SNAG: National Republican Party leaders are scaling back plans to enlist Persian Gulf War personnel in their battle to retake control of Congress. In the euphoric afterglow of victory over Iraq, Republicans talked of recruiting as many as 30 veterans of the conflict to run for the House and Senate.
March 3, 2005 |
Telecommunications executives told a congressional panel Wednesday that three proposed mega-mergers would help the beleaguered industry modernize the nation's communications networks without hurting consumers. The hearing, held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, follows warnings from some experts that the cost of Internet and telephone service could rise with Sprint Corp.'s planned acquisition of cellphone carrier Nextel Communications Inc., SBC Communications Inc.'
November 30, 2005 |
In part of a House budget bill that reduces spending on Medicaid prescription drugs, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. and other companies have secured a provision ensuring that their mental health drugs continue to fetch top price at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars to the states. The provision -- inserted by Rep. Stephen E. Buyer (R-Ind.