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DeLay: No omnibus spending bill, no deal with Clinton

September 29, 1999 DeLay: No Omnibus Spending Bill, Summit With Clinton House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, Tuesday ruled out a summit meeting with President Clinton to negotiate a solution to any budget impasse that might occur following the president's expected veto of GOP spending bills. "Last year was a horrendous mistake of...

House conservatives oppose pay raise

September 14, 1999 House conservatives are expressing strong concerns about measures within the conference agreement on the Treasury-Postal appropriations bill, including the proposed 4.8 percent federal pay raise and a provision to allow agencies to subsidize federal employee's child care. Among the concerns is the inclusion of language by Rep. Constance Morella, R-Md.,...

Congress tries to push through spending bills

July 30, 1999 House and Senate leaders are planning a flurry of legislative activity during the final days before the August recess, tentatively slated to begin at the end of next week. In the House, appropriations will dominate the floor schedule. There will be no spending bills on the floor Friday due to...

White House: No more FY99 supplementals for Kosovo

June 11, 1999 Administration officials believe enough money has been appropriated to fund the Kosovo peacekeeping operation through the end of the fiscal year and that they will not have to file another fiscal 1999 emergency spending request. Sources emphasized that the situation on the ground in Kosovo is in flux, and actual...

GOP may share Defense funding with other agencies

June 8, 1999 As members of Congress return from the Memorial Day recess, House GOP leadership staffers are coalescing around a strategy of reworking the spending levels assigned to the various House Appropriations subcommittees. GOP aides said Monday that leaders want to adjust all of the 302(b) subcommittee funding allocations to "take some...

House GOP still looking for appropriations strategy

June 4, 1999 While members of Congress are back in their districts this week, House Republican leadership aides continue working on an overall appropriations strategy that will ease passage of spending bills during the coming weeks-although aides said no final decisions have been made. House aides have put together a floor schedule for...

House forced to defer action on spending bills

May 27, 1999 After a determined two-day effort by Rep. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to force the House Republican leadership to re-examine its strategy for passing fiscal 2000 appropriations bills under the budget cap, House leaders were forced Wednesday night to defer action on the Agriculture and Legislative Branch spending bills until after the...

House panel approves $13B Kosovo package

April 30, 1999 Despite clear divisions in the House over U.S. policy in the Balkans, the House Appropriations Committee Thursday reported a $12.9 billion emergency supplemental spending bill to pay for military and relief operations there. "This recognizes that, whether we like it or not, this money has already been spent, most of...

Defense hawks seek $29B for Kosovo supplemental

April 22, 1999 House GOP defense hawks today upped the ante on funding for the military operation in Yugoslavia, brandishing a chart after a Republican Conference meeting showing $29 billion should be appropriated in the Kosovo supplemental to bolster military readiness around the globe. That amount is far above President Clinton's $6 billion...

Armey: DoD needs more money now

April 20, 1999 House Majority Leader Dick Armey Monday issued a letter stating President Clinton's expected $6 billion supplemental request for funding for the operation in Kosovo is inadequate because the endeavor is depleting other military resources. "Even $10 billion would be insufficient to begin fixing six years of Clinton-Gore neglect of our...

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