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Deal boosts VA budget, cuts HUD, EPA, NASA

October 8, 1999 After striking a deal with the Office of Management and Budget earlier in the day, House and Senate conferees agreed Thursday night on the broad terms of a $69.6 billion fiscal 2000 VA-HUD spending bill. Most significant, said conferees, is that the bill includes $1.7 billion above the administration's request ...

GOP blasts President Clinton's travel costs

September 22, 1999 The Senate Republican Policy Committee Tuesday blasted President Clinton for his "excessive" foreign travel, with Policy Committee Chairman Larry Craig of Idaho dubbing the cost of the trips "almost abusive" in an era when fiscal responsibility and budgetary reductions are the watchwords in Washington. Craig said Republicans were not taking ...

IG agrees with lawmakers on AmeriCorps mismanagement

September 15, 1999 CongressDaily Despite claims to the contrary by the chairman and members of a House subcommittee, Tuesday's AmeriCorps oversight hearing was a mostly partisan affair in which Republicans criticized federal management of President Clinton's pet program while Democrats defended it. The only twist was that the inspector general for AmeriCorps' parent ...

Senator lifts threat to block all Clinton nominations

June 17, 1999 Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., late Wednesday lifted his threat to block all Clinton administration nominations, thus clearing the way for the most high-profile pending nomination, that of Deputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers to replace departing Secretary Robert Rubin. Inhofe had announced last week that he would block all nominations after ...

Kasich urges GOP to focus on cutting government

June 9, 1999 House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich, R-Ohio, Tuesday chastised his Republican colleagues for losing the "will and discipline to cut spending," and urged them to get back on track to reduce the size and scope of the federal government. Appearing at a news conference hosted by Citizens Against Government Waste, ...

FDA Reform Fight Coming

July 21, 1997 A Senate Food and Drug Administration reform bill that virtually sailed through the Labor and Human Resources Committee will receive a rougher reception on the Senate floor this week, as growing numbers of members and interest groups battle to preserve or target the more contentious provisions in the legislation. The ...

Shutdowns and Supplementals

April 30, 1997 With the FY97 disaster relief and supplemental spending bill due before the Senate Appropriations Committee this afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Daschle and OMB Director Raines both warned Tuesday the measure will be vetoed if it includes a so- called automatic continuing resolution provision. At least three other provisions Republicans want ...

Senate Tackles FDA Reform

March 17, 1997 The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee this week reopens the FDA reform debate with the first hearing of the 105th Congress on the subject to be held Wednesday. But already, the effort to modernize the agency appears to have less urgency than it did in the 104th Congress. Hill ...