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Iraq strike delays vote on impeachment

December 17, 1998 House debate and votes on impeachment of President Clinton were postponed at least until Friday by Speaker-designate Bob Livingston, R-La., who planned to bring to the floor today a resolution in support of the American troops engaged in bombing Iraq. "We're not putting any deadlines on ourselves," Livingston said of...

Congress leaders weigh next year's agenda

December 15, 1998 With most members of Congress still out of Washington and impeachment talk preoccupying the Capitol, the House Republican and Democratic leadership teams sat down this afternoon to plan their agendas for the 106th Congress. Although the uncertainty of how the House will vote on impeachment has nearly overshadowed all other...

Clinton's team makes case against impeachment

December 8, 1998 As Ivy League professors made a case against President Clinton's impeachment, the president's lead attorney insisted today there is "no proof" Clinton committed perjury and that Monica Lewinsky gave "erroneous testimony." Gregory Craig, the president's special counsel organizing his defense in Congress, told the House Judiciary Committee that while "what...

GOP House freshmen pledge bipartisanship

December 7, 1998 Incoming House Republican freshmen, many of whom came up through the ranks of state and local government, are ready to play by what appears to be the emerging unwritten rule of the 106th Congress' House GOP Conference: unity. As House and Senate GOP leaders were meeting Friday with leading Republican...

GOP leaders promise to finish budget on time

December 4, 1998 Following their first face-to-face meeting since the House Republican Conference made Appropriations Chairman Bob Livingston, R-La., its speaker-designate, Livingston and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., Wednesday pledged to "go forward more or less as partners working on a common agenda"-as the incoming speaker put it. That agenda focuses on...

Livingston, Lott to plan strategy

December 2, 1998 Although the 105th Congress remains in session and House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston, R-La., will not formally begin his speakership until Jan. 6, the transition from the era of Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., to the Livingston era is already underway, with Livingston and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., set to...

GOP Senators re-elect leaders

December 1, 1998 In a marked-but expected-contrast to their colleagues in the House, Senate Republicans today re-elected their entire leadership team for the 106th Congress. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the only member of the Senate leadership to be challenged for re- election, handily defeated Sen. Chuck Hagel of...

Republicans choose House leaders

November 19, 1998 Signaling some continuing dissatisfaction, House Republicans Wednesday took three ballots to re-elect Majority Leader Richard Armey, R-Texas, but unanimously elected House Appropriations Chairman Robert Livingston, R-La., to succeed outgoing House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. Following the three ballots, Armey told reporters he had faced "effective competition," adding he has been...

House majority leader race heats up

November 11, 1998 With House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bob Livingston, R-La., all but anointed speaker of the 106th Congress, the biggest prize up for grabs in the House Republican leadership is now the majority leader's post. And although aides to Majority Leader Armey said he is close to wrapping up his re-election, conservative...

Panel mulls grounds for impeachment

November 9, 1998 House Judiciary panel Democrats used a long-sought Constitution Subcommittee hearing today to criticize the impeachment inquiry of President Clinton while panel Republicans invited expert witnesses who argued the facts of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report warrant further investigation. Subcommittee Chairman Charles Canady, R-Fla., said Starr's report "clearly supports the conclusion...

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