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 1985
 December

December 7 - GOP Is Opposed, Democrats Are Split: Success for Tax Bill in Doubt Despite Mild Reagan Support
December 7 - Ways and Means Vote on Tax Bill
December 7 - Tax-Writing Process Leaves Freshmen Cold
December 7 - Constitutional Test Hangs Over Budget Plan
December 7 - Budget Conference Leaders Agree on Key Points
December 7 - Up to $85 Billion in Savings Projected: Conferees Begin to Reconcile Versions of Deficit-Cutting Bill
December 7 - Compromise Reached Between Committees: House Debates $10 Billion Bill For Hazardous-Waste Cleanup
December 7 - Key Difference Threatens Conference: Senate, House Committee OK Farm Credit System Aid Bills
December 7 - Farm Bill Conferees Hope to Resolve Differences in Private
December 7 - Congress Clears New Limits on Textile Imports
December 7 - Bringing Down the Dollar's Value
December 7 - Budgetary Impact a Concern: Program to Help U.S. Exporters Delayed in Banking Committee
December 7 - A Tactical Revolution Engulfs Campaigns
December 7 - A New Breed of Consultant Joins the Fray
December 7 - Indefinite Leave of Absence: NASA Administrator Indicted On General Dynamics Project
December 7 - McFarlane Out as Foreign Policy Aide
December 7 - Senate Sidesteps Decision on PAC Spending
December 7 - New Senate Phone System Debated
December 7 - Procedural Changes Adopted: Senators Seeking to Improve 'Quality of Life'
December 7 - Weinberger Retreats on Joint Chiefs Reform
December 7 - Billions of Dollars Lost Currently: States Seek Power to Collect Taxes on Mail-Order Sales
December 7 - Both Sides Lobbying on Affirmative Action
December 7 - House Approves College Aid Reauthorization
December 7 - Congress Renews Cultural Agencies
December 7 - Expands Non-VA Treatment: President Signs Bill to Curb Cost of Veterans' Health Care
December 7 - Markup Continues on Nuclear Insurance System
December 7 - Panels Approve Waste-Disposal Bills
December 7 - State, Local Government Employees: Justices to Settle Suit on Right To Quit Social Security System
December 7 - Stopgap Funding Bill Moving; Veto Threatened
December 7 - New D.C. Abortion Limit Dropped
December 7 - Commerce/Justice/State Funds Clear
December 7 - Labor, Health and Human Services: $106.5 Billion Social Spending Measure Clears
December 7 - Fiscal 1986 Labor-HHS-Education Funding (chart)
December 7 - China Nuclear Power Curbs: Down to the Wire
December 7 - Conservatives Block Genocide Treaty
December 7 - Conditions on $22 Million Program: Central America Police Aid Advances on Hill
December 7 - Election Experts Going to Philippines
December 7 - Negotiations Continue: Senate, House Differ on COLAs For Disabled Vets, Survivors
December 7 - Gold Coin Authorization Sent to President
December 7 - Panel Endorses Call for Justice/EPA Probe
December 7 - Senate Approves Dawson Nomination
December 7 - House Passes Titanic Memorial Bill
December 7 - Senate Judiciary Agrees on Nomination Procedure
December 7 - Whitley Decides Against Sixth Term
December 7 - Zschau Announces Senate Candidacy
December 14 - 'Week of Hard Choices': Major Budget, Tax Decisions Mark Waning Days of Session
December 14 - Congress Enacts Far-Reaching Budget Measure
December 14 - Highlights of Budget Plan (chart)
December 14 - Synar Sues to Block Automatic Cuts
December 14 - Revisions to Budget Process Timetable
December 14 - Doubts About Enactment Remain: Conferees Make Some Progress On Deficit-Reduction Measure
December 14 - GOP Defeats Attempt to Consider Tax Bill
December 14 - House Republicans Outflank White House As Frustrations with the Tax Bill Boil Over
December 14 - Defense Add-Ons Revive Senate Turf Fight
December 14 - New Business Tax Rejected: House Approves $10 Billion Bill For Hazardous-Waste Cleanups
December 14 - House Approves Ocean Dumping Bill
December 14 - Abortion Fight Averted: Senate Panel Reauthorizes Aid For Family-Planning Programs
December 14 - 'Gigantic Loophole' Charged: Senators' Mail Costs Disclosed; Cranston Tops List in Spending
December 14 - Senator's Quarterly Mass Mail Volumes and Costs
December 14 - House Approves Day-Care Center
December 14 - House, Senate Telephone Systems
December 14 - Restaurant Workers' Unionizing Drive
December 14 - House Panel Seeks to Help U.S. Firms Compete
December 14 - OPIC Authorization Measure Clears
December 14 - Senate Confirms Otis Bowen as HHS Secretary
December 14 - Reagan's Statement on Balanced Budget Bill
December 14 - House OKs Regional Low-Level Waste Bills
December 14 - Four-Day Extension Voted: Congress Continues Working On Stopgap Funding Measure
December 14 - Pension Plan Deadline Extended
December 14 - Conference Gets Some Young Blood
December 14 - Funding Flows in Wake of Flood
December 14 - Commerce/Justice/State Funding Bill Clears (chart)
December 14 - Furor Erupts Over New Curbs on Nuclear Pact
December 14 - Killed: Genocide Measure
December 14 - Micronesia Compact Cleared; Vote Thwarted on Armenians
December 14 - Upcoming: Angola Aid
December 14 - Major Disputes Remain: Farm Bill Conferees Accept New Target-Price Program
December 14 - Farm-Credit Negotiators Near Agreement
December 14 - Dairy Price Supports Extended
December 14 - Senate Committee Approves Scanlon for CPSC
December 14 - Senate Subcommittee OKs Higher Education Bill
December 14 - Short-Term Tax, Program Extensions Cleared
December 14 - Congress Clears Bill on Flexitime for U.S. Workers
December 14 - Ferraro, Thornburgh Decide Against Senate Bids
December 14 - House OKs 3.4 Percent Veterans' COLA
December 14 - House to Vote on Extension of RCRA Deadline
December 14 - Rep. Dannemeyer Enters Senate Race in California
December 14 - Senate Finance OKs New Waterway Taxes
December 21 - Adjournment by Attrition: Historic Votes, Long Nights Cap Final Weeks of Congress
December 21 - $368.2 Billion Omnibus Spending Bill Cleared
December 21 - Creative Thinking on the CR Front
December 21 - Highlights of Funding Bill
December 21 - Stevens: In the Thick of the Fight
December 21 - Deficit-Reduction Bill Goes Down to the Wire
December 21 - Oil-State Members Gamble All - And Lose
December 21 - House Votes to Extend Cigarette Tax, Medicare Fee Limits
December 21 - Farm Bill Offers Limited 'Win' for All Sides
December 21 - Spending Capped at $13 Billion: Bill Expands Food Stamp Benefits, Eligibility
December 21 - Major Provisions of Farm Bill Conference Report
December 21 - Bailout Requires Separate Appropriation: Congress Clears Aid Bill for Farm Credit System
December 21 - Override Off Until Aug. 6: After Last-Minute Reagan Veto, Textile Forces Look to Rematch
December 21 - Reauthorized Through Fiscal 1988: Development Program Survives Jobs Concern
December 21 - Budget Cuts Leave Mark on Foreign Arms Aid
December 21 - For Israel, No 'End-Run' on Gramm-Rudman Cutbacks
December 21 - Foreign Aid Appropriations, Fiscal 1986
December 21 - 'Grave Concerns' of Bipartisan Experts: Congress Wary of Fairness of Philippine Election
December 21 - Aiding Angolan Rebels
December 21 - Assistance to Liberia
December 21 - British-Irish Accord Praised
December 21 - Contempt Citations Voted
December 21 - Money for Latin Police Forces Blocked in Late Senate Action
December 21 - $10.5 Billion for FY '86 Approved: Members Balk at Heavy Transportation Cuts
December 21 - Fiscal 1986 Transportation Funds (chart)
December 21 - Counterintelligence Move: Members Seek Detail About Reagan Lie-Detector Policy
December 21 - Housing Rewrite Put Over Until New Session
December 21 - Illinois Candidates File
December 21 - Will Seek Senate Re-Election: Kennedy Declares He Is Out Of 1988 Presidential Contest
December 21 - Reagan's Letter on Tax Bill -- Dec. 17, 1985
December 21 - Reagan's Remarks on Gramm-Rudman-Hollings -- Dec. 17, 1985
December 21 - President Reagan's Veto Message on Textile Quotas -- Dec. 17, 1985
December 21 - House Reverses Self, Passes Major Tax Overhaul
December 21 - President's Fabled Power of Persuasion . . . . . . Switches GOP Votes, Resurrects Tax Bill
December 21 - Chronology of Tax Overhaul Bill
December 21 - Switched Votes on the Tax Bill Rule (chart)
December 21 - Credit for Campaign Contributions Altered, Extended
December 21 - Effort to Repeal Key Provision Fails: Congress Begins to Feel Pinch Of Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
December 21 - Defense Funds: Deferring the Painful Choices
December 21 - Disposal Deadlines Set: Low-Level Nuclear-Waste Bill Cleared for President Reagan
December 21 - Arms Sale Vetoes
December 21 - Benefits for Relatives of Crash Victims
December 21 - Government Employees' Travel Expenses
December 21 - House Votes to Extend RCRA Deadline
December 21 - Dorgan Bows Out of N.D. Senate Race
December 21 - Kennickell Confirmed as GPO Head
December 21 - New Conrail Bid Offered
December 21 - Smokeless Tobacco Health Warnings Urged
December 21 - Veterans' COLA Bill Clears
December 21 - Perspective: Out of the Budget Debate, Some Good Will
December 21 - Congress and the Country: Georgia Politics: A World Unto Itself
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary On Balance, a Year of Taking the Initiative
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary AGRICULTURE
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary APPROPRIATIONS
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary BANKING/COMMERCE
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary INSIDE CONGRESS
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary DEFENSE
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary EDUCATION
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary ENERGY
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary ENVIRONMENT
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary FOREIGN POLICY
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary HEALTH
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary HOUSING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary HUMAN SERVICES
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary LABOR
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary LAW/JUDICIARY
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary TRADE
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary TRANSPORTATION
December 28 - Despite Decline in the Budget, Defense Programs Will Survive
December 28 - Fiscal 1986 Appropriations for Defense (chart)
December 28 - Only 60 Days Left for Agency: Synthetic Fuels Program Killed In Interior Appropriations Bill
December 28 - Final Fiscal 1986 Interior Appropriations (chart)
December 28 - Earlier Conference Agreement Cut .6 Percent:
December 28 - Senate Panel Urges Reforms: House Begins Security Review In Wake of Messenger's Arrest
December 28 - Bills on Bullets, 'Designer Drugs' Advance
December 28 - Delay Set for Sentencing Guidelines

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