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GOP still pushing across-the-board spending cuts

November 17, 1999 White House and congressional negotiators broke off budget talks Tuesday night without agreement on how to offset roughly $6.5 billion in new spending and whether to use an across-the- board cut. House and Senate leaders also agreed to renew the existing continuing resolution, which expires tonight at midnight, through Nov....

Budget negotiators still seeking final deal

November 16, 1999 Congressional and White House negotiators went home Monday night without the roughly $6 billion in offsets to sign a final fiscal 2000 budget deal, although they appeared to have an agreement on International Monetary Fund debt relief language and had made significant progress on all but a handful of smaller...

House, Senate now aiming to wrap up next week

November 12, 1999 House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, Thursday told reporters he expects the House to vote next Tuesday on fiscal 2000 appropriations legislation-while acknowledging there still are a few obstacles to a final budget deal. House leaders had hoped to wrap up for the year on Friday. But while negotiators broke...

House to try to go home Friday

November 11, 1999 Even though budget negotiators have reached an impasse on the fiscal 2000 Labor-HHS appropriations bill, House leaders said Wednesday that they hope to resolve all outstanding issues in a final push of talks that could result in a Friday adjournment. House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, told his colleagues on...

Negotiations continue on fiscal 2000 budgets

November 10, 1999 Congressional leaders gave up on a Wednesday adjournment last night with congressional leaders laying plans, and passing a continuing resolution, to finish work next week. Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, said Tuesday the House was likely to recess today in order to observe Veterans Day Thursday and come back into...

Congress seeks to wrap up business by Nov. 11

November 3, 1999 In addition to completing negotiations on the remaining appropriations bills, House Speaker Denny Hastert, R-Ill., Tuesday said a handful of key legislative priorities are still alive for the year-despite an adjournment date next week that he expects to meet. "The president's leaving town, 22 senators are leaving town. My guess...

Fiscal 2000 budget bargaining continues this week

November 1, 1999 Bargaining will continue this week on Capitol Hill over the remaining fiscal 2000 appropriations bills, now that Labor-HHS, the final fiscal 2000 spending bill, has been completed, especially since GOP leaders have said they want to adjourn for the year Nov. 10, a week from Wednesday. Last Thursday, the House...

Across-the-board cut moves forward

October 28, 1999 As the White House and Capitol Hill celebrated the largest budget surplus in American history for fiscal 1999, congressional leaders moved forward Wednesday with a plan to pass a 1 percent across-the-board cut in federal agencies' fiscal 2000 budgets. The 1 percent cut would affect most discretionary spending, including House...

Across-the-board budget cut down to 1 percent

October 27, 1999 Republican congressional leaders and appropriators are looking for additional budget savings to satisfy Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ted Stevens' (R-Alaska) insistence that a proposed across-the-board budget cut be no more than 1 percent of total discretionary spending if it affects both defense and non-defense accounts. "If forced to do it,...

Clinton approves one big spending bill, vetoes another

October 26, 1999 President Clinton Monday reluctantly signed the fiscal 2000 Defense appropriations bill, but vetoed the Commerce-Justice State spending measure and threatened to veto several more appropriations bills. Nevertheless, Clinton brushed aside the prospect of a government shutdown, promising to sign another continuing resolution after the current one runs out Friday. Although...

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