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House puts off debate on census proposal

March 24, 1999 With the House expected to debate a supplemental appropriations bill and the fiscal budget resolution this week, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, said Tuesday that consideration of a GOP-sponsored bill that would add post-census local review to the 2000 census will be postponed. "I think right now we probably ...

Census bill could bring partial shutdown

March 22, 1999 House Republicans intend to bring a bill to the floor this week that would require the Census Bureau to institute post- census local review in the 2000 census, a move that is expected to bring fierce Democratic opposition. "It's going to be an absolute war. ... I assume they'll shut ...

Dems: GOP bills 'micromanage' census

March 18, 1999 The House Government Reform Committee Wednesday marked up seven bills that would change how the Census Bureau conducts the 2000 census, despite charges by Democrats on the panel that the changes amount to "micromanagement" of the census. On a near party-line vote, Republicans succeeded, by a 23-21 margin, in passing ...

Republican calls for more workers, money for Census

January 28, 1999 The Census Bureau would hire more head counters and get an infusion of cash to improve voluntary participation in the 2000 census, under a plan proposed by a key House Republican Wednesday. Trumpeting the Supreme Court's Monday ruling that federal law prohibits the bureau from using statistical sampling to determine ...

Senate GOP prepares to unveil agenda

January 14, 1999 Senate Republicans met Wednesday, not to discuss impeachment, but to work on the legislative agenda for the 106th Congress that they plan to announce early next week. Senators said they will propose five bills centering around education, retirement and Social Security, tax cuts, national security, and anti-crime and anti-drug efforts. ...

House moves toward impeachment vote

December 18, 1998 House leaders struck a deal Friday to extend debate on the impeachment of President Clinton into Saturday, when votes will be cast that likely will trigger a Senate trial next year. The agreement for 14 hours of debate was reached after Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, R-Ill., began the debate ...

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 ...

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 ...

Census Bureau faces planning dilemma

September 10, 1998 In the first hearing since a federal panel ruled a Democratic- backed census sampling plan to be illegal, House Government Reform Census Subcommittee Chairman Dan Miller, R-Fla., pressed the administration Wednesday on what the Census Bureau is doing to plan for a traditional census. "I still don't see a willingness ...

House rejects Democratic census plan

August 6, 1998 The House Wednesday on a 227-201 vote defeated a Democratic plan that would have allowed the Census Bureau to proceed with efforts to use sampling techniques to conduct the 2000 census. The Democratic plan would have funded the Census Bureau for an entire year through an amendment to the fiscal ...