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Livingston ponders bid for speakership

November 5, 1998 House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bob Livingston, R-La., is likely to decide in the next two days whether to run for House speaker and no longer is ruling out a head-to-head challenge to Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., a Republican source said today. Meanwhile, an aide to House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, ...

GOPers ponder leadership changes

November 4, 1998 Faced with dismal election results, rank-and-file House Republicans will spend the next day and a half deciding whether to challenge their entire leadership team, target individual leaders or abandon any effort to defeat them later this month. "The only people who are concerned are the ones who want to keep ...

House to vote today on omnibus spending bill

October 20, 1998 House Republican leaders remain committed to finishing the legislative business of the 105th Congress and getting their members out of town tonight-despite the delay Monday in filing the conference report on the fiscal 1999 omnibus appropriations bill. The Senate, however, will be in session through Wednesday. Although appropriators had hoped ...

House to vote Tuesday on omnibus spending bill

October 19, 1998 Confronting the huge job of drafting changes to eight appropriations bills and folding a myriad of authorizing provisions into a multi-thousand page omnibus bill, the House has delayed a vote on passage of the catchall bill until tomorrow. Late last week, Congress passed yet another continuing resolution to keep government ...

House Dems seek to delay vote on spending bill

October 16, 1998 Democrats are threatening a revolt if Republicans try to bring the omnibus spending bill to the House floor before Democrats have had time to examine it. "If they vote [today], they'd better be prepared to vote with 100 percent Republican votes," House Appropriations ranking member David Obey, D-Wis., told reporters. ...

GOP leaders again say budget deal is at hand

October 15, 1998 Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, announced the near makings of a deal on the fiscal 1999 omnibus spending bill-but with no congressional Democrats or Clinton administration officials on hand. Although Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., had gone home ...

Fourth short-term funding measure coming

October 14, 1998 House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, confirmed Tuesday night that congressional and White House negotiators will not finish a fiscal 1999 omnibus spending bill before the current continuing resolution runs out at midnight tonight, adding that the plan is to seek another CR to take them through midnight Friday. Leaving ...

Administration delivers spending offsets

October 13, 1998 The White House Monday sent congressional negotiators a list of budget offsets totaling between $4 billion and $4.5 billion, House Appropriations Chairman Bob Livingston, R-La., reported. On a day in which negotiations over the fiscal 1999 omnibus spending package accelerated, the Clinton administration sent four main offsets to negotiators, according ...

GOP leaders expect to finish budget talks today

October 13, 1998 After huddling Monday evening with top administration officials, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, told CongressDaily that negotiators were close to agreement on all lingering disputes in the omnibus spending bill, including such sticky issues as the census and funding for the International Monetary Fund. But one new wrinkle did ...

Congress to pull all-nighters on spending bills

October 8, 1998 Beginning the high-level haggling needed to close the end-of- year funding deals, congressional Republican leaders and White House officials late Wednesday said they hope to finish work on the issues by this weekend, but cautioned it will require several all-night sessions. "I think we made some reasonable progress in general," ...