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 Congressional Affairs
 1985

January 5 - Armed Services Chairmanship: House Seniority System Jolted; Price Dumped, Aspin Elected
January 5 - Characteristics of the 99th Congress
January 5 - Characteristics of the 99th Congress: House -- Birth Dates, Occupations, Religions, Seniority
January 5 - Characteristics of the 99th Congress: House Seniority
January 5 - Characteristics of the 99th Congress: Senate -- Birth Dates, Occupations, Religions, Seniority
January 5 - Characteristics of the 99th Congress: Senate Seniority
January 5 - Democrats Refuse to Seat GOP's McIntyre
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Albert G. Bustamante (D-Texas, 23rd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Bart Gordon (D-Tenn., 6th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Beau Boulter (R-Texas, 13th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Bill Hendon (R-N.C., 11th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Bill Schuette (R-Mich., 10th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Carl C. 'Chris' Perkins (D-Ky., 7th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Chester G. Atkins (D-Mass., 5th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: D. French Slaughter, (R-Va., 7th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: David S. Monson (R-Utah, 2nd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Dean A. Gallo (R-N.J., 11th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Fred J. Eckert (R-N.Y., 30th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: H. James Saxton (R-N.J., 13th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: H.L. 'Sonny' Callahan (R-Ala., 1st District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Harris W. Fawell (R-Ill., 13th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Helen Delich Bentley (R-Md., 2nd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Howard Coble (R-N.C., 6th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: J. Alex McMillan (R-N.C., 9th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio, 17th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Jan Meyers (R-Kan., 3rd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz., 5th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Jim Ross Lightfoot (R-Iowa, 5th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Joe Barton (R-Texas, 6th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: John E. Grotberg (R-Ill., 14th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: John G. Rowland (R-Conn., 5th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: John Miller (R-Wash., 1st District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Joseph D. DioGuardi (R-N.Y., 20th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Kenneth J. Gray (D-Ill., 22nd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Larry Combest (R-Texas, 19th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Mac Sweeney (R-Texas, 14th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Michael L. Strang (R-Colo., 3rd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Patrick Lynn Swindall (R-Ga., 4th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Paul B. Henry (R-Mich., 5th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Paul E. Kanjorski (D-Pa., 11th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Peter J. Visclosky (D-Ind., 1st District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Richard Armey (R-Texas, 26th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Richard Stallings (D-Idaho, 2nd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Robert C. Smith (R-N.H., 1st District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Robert K. Dornan (R-Calif., 38th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Terry L. Bruce (D-Ill., 19th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Thomas J. Manton (D-N.Y., 9th District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Tom DeLay (R-Texas, 22nd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: Tommy Robinson (D-Ark., 2nd District)
January 5 - Freshman Profile: William W. Cobey Jr. (R-N.C., 4th District)
January 5 - GOP Senators Take Budget-Cutting Lead
January 5 - House Democrats Fire Chairman: 99th Congress Convenes With Partisanship, Deficit Concern
January 5 - House Freshman Class Has Conservative Bent
January 5 - Les Aspin: Legislative Skill Plus Good Press
January 12 - 'Committee on the First 100 Days': House Republican Group Sets Goals for Second Reagan Term
January 12 - Audience Growing for TV Coverage of House
January 12 - Electoral Votes Tallied by Congress
January 12 - House GOP Considering Committee Boycott
January 12 - Senate Chairman Not Chosen Yet: Dixon Named Chairman of House Ethics Panel
January 19 - Aspin, Emerging from Silence, Raises Questions on MX, Anti-Missile Plans
January 19 - Congress Exempt From Many Major Laws
January 19 - Congressional Pay Raise Becomes Effective
January 19 - Courts Whittle Away at Congress' Immunity
January 19 - Ethics Committee Clears Sen. Hatfield
January 19 - First Female Secretary of Senate: Senate Staff Switches Follow Shifts in GOP Leaders
January 19 - New Senate Intelligence Committee
January 19 - Rep. Hall Recommended for Federal Judgeship
January 19 - Senate Rules Changes: Committee Slots May Be Cut; Filibuster Change Considered
January 19 - Senior Staff Changes at Tax-Writing Committees
January 26 - Democrats Give GOP Slot: House Committee Seats Filled; Assignments Delayed in Senate
January 26 - House Committee Ratios
January 26 - Rudman to Chair Senate Ethics Committee
January 26 - Schroeder vs. Byron: 2nd Scrap Brewing Over Armed Services Panel
January 26 - Was to Chair Joint Economic Committee: Rep. Long's Death a Blow To Democratic Leadership
February 2 - 1st Freshman Test: The Right Committee Seat
February 2 - Bills Awaiting Action by Committees
February 2 - Coungress and the Country House Politics: Reliving the Good Old Days
February 2 - Exclusive, Major and Non-major Committee Designations
February 2 - House Democratic Caucus Meeting: Democrats Plan Video Attack; Vote to Elect Their Party Whip
February 2 - Senators Still Not Assigned: House Completes Most Committee Assignments
February 2 - Texas' GOP Freshmen Win Choice Seats
February 2 - The Test for the Coalition-Builder: New House Budget Chief Gray Weighs Local, National Claims
February 9 - House Again Refuses to Seat McIntyre
February 9 - House Committees Organize; Senate Panels Do Not
February 9 - House Democrats Expand Leadership: Wright Claims Speaker's Job; Race On for Majority Leader
February 16 - Members of the 99th Congress, First Session Governors, Supreme Court, Cabinet-rank Officers
February 23 - 'Minor' Panels Not Completed: Senate Cuts Committee Slots; Members Assigned to Panels
February 23 - Contested Election
February 23 - Faced With His First Stalemate in Senate Dole Has Little More Success Than Baker
February 23 - Whitehurst Retirement
March 2 - Committee Ratios
March 2 - Essential Freshman Task: Staffing New Offices
March 2 - McIntyre Suit
March 2 - Not Everyone Approves of Senator's Flight: After Four-Year Wait, Garn Will Fly in Shuttle
March 2 - Setting Up a Congressional Shop Back Home
March 2 - South Dakotans Learn About Lobbying And Teach a Few Things on Capitol Hill
March 2 - The Long Goodbye Sets Off Louisiana Scramble
March 2 - Waited 13 Months: Meese Is Confirmed by Senate In an Unusual Saturday Session
March 9 - 45 Democratic Districts Targeted
March 9 - Communication Is the Key: Democrats Gain Camaraderie But No Consensus on Message
March 9 - Despite South African Apartheid Policy Americans Continue to Go for the Gold
March 9 - Energy and Commerce Republicans Stay on 'Strike'
March 9 - Garn Space Flight
March 9 - House Democrats Help Breed GOP Rebels
March 9 - House Floor Scuffle
March 9 - House GOP Again Fails to Seat Indiana Republican
March 9 - Republicans Announce Election Drive
March 9 - Select Committees Kept
March 9 - Senate Committee Members Named
March 9 - Tax Overhaul: The Crucial Lobby Fight of 1985
March 16 - GAO Team to Do Recount in Indiana's 8th District
March 23 - GOP Publicity Ploy May Put Legislative Program at Risk
March 23 - House Energy Subcommittee Ratios Set
March 23 - Reagan Gets the Credit for MX Success As He Out-Communicated Opponents
March 23 - Splits in Style, Substance: Deep Divisions Loom Behind House GOP's Apparent Unity
March 23 - The Committees: How They Voted on MX
March 30 - House Freshmen Play a Minor Role But Have Their Say on a Major Issue
March 30 - House Votes Increase in Committee Funding
March 30 - Switches and New Faces: Advantage, Reagan
March 30 - Unity of Lobby Groups Likely to Shatter As Congress Looks for Medicare Cuts
April 6 - First-Quarter Report: Deficit Still Untouched
April 6 - Partisan, Heated Debate: Fourth Try to Seat McIntyre Blocked by House Democrats
April 13 - Black Members: The Drive for Recognition
April 13 - Jenrette Begins Serving Abscam Prison Term
April 13 - On Sixth Try, Sen. Garn Finally Makes Space Flight
April 13 - Reagan's Influence Shows No Signs of Ebbing
April 13 - Special Report: The Black Caucus Black House Members Striving for Influence
April 13 - Twenty Members of Hill Black Caucus Display Variety of Legislative Interests
April 20 - How Special-Interest Groups Rate Representatives
April 20 - How Special-Interest Groups Rate Senators
April 20 - Interest Groups Give Members Their Grades
April 20 - The Specific Votes Used in Interest Group Ratings
April 27 - '86 Budget Hung Up In Senate Floor Squabble
April 27 - Chronology of the Contested Indiana 8th District Election
April 27 - Complex Parliamentary Maneuvering
April 27 - Former Sen. Ervin Dies; Led Watergate Committee
April 27 - House Freshmen: Agonizing Over a Tough Issue
April 27 - Republicans Seethe Over Indiana 8th Decision
April 27 - Tempers Flare, Action Stalls on Capitol Hill
May 4 - Californians Bear Scars of Election Battle
May 4 - Debate Excerpts: Anger, Frustration, Regret
May 4 - Democrats Striving for Budget Consensus
May 4 - Maturing Arab Lobby Gears Up Against Israel
May 4 - Partisan Ill-Will Remains High: Republicans Walk Out in Protest After House Seats McCloskey
May 4 - Rep. Hall Confirmed as Federal Judge
May 11 - Long, McCloskey Panel Slots
May 11 - Senate Authorizes Funding for Committees
May 25 - Dole, Rostenkowski Are Top Earners of Honoraria
May 25 - From the Senate to the House
May 25 - House Alumni in the Senate
May 25 - Missing Children Photos May Go on Hill Mail
May 25 - The Lure of the Senate: Influence and Prestige
June 8 - Freshman McConnell: Making a Mark on Policy
June 8 - Influencing the Tax Bill: Lobbyists Shift Their Attention to Capitol Hill
June 15 - Asbestos Issue Hits Congress Close to Home
June 15 - Task Forces Review Election Contests
June 22 - A Week With Rep. Robert T. Matsui: Lobbyists Begin to Make a Case Against Passage of Tax Overhaul
June 22 - Congress and the Country: Speaker's Job Transformed Under O'Neill
June 22 - Matsui: Friend to Business and the Poor
June 22 - New Chairmen for Two House Subcommittees
June 22 - Senate Rules OKs Line-Item Veto Bill
June 29 - Congress Plans Busy Month Following Recess
June 29 - Dole on the Job: Keeping the Senate Running
June 29 - House Bill Includes Slight Increase: Appropriations Panel Scraps Over Spending for Congress
June 29 - House, Senate Divided: Foreign Aid, Water Disputes Delay Talks on Supplemental
July 13 - Committee OKs Legislative Spending Bill
July 13 - Computers Alter Way Congress Does Business
July 13 - Dismissal Urged for Guam Election Challenge
July 13 - Stevens and Rose: On the Front Lines Of Congressional Computer Literacy
July 20 - Dismissal of Hansen Challenge Recommended
July 27 - Coelho Re-elected DCCC Chairman
August 3 - Angry Senate Republicans Bear No Grudges
August 3 - Congress Adopts a Budget and Goes Home
August 3 - Hill Funds: Big Battles Over Small Potatoes
August 3 - The House in 1985: Talking Foreign Policy
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Agriculture
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Appropriations
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Banking/Commerce
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Congress
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Criticism for White House: Overcoming a Fractious Start, Congress Gets Down to Work
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Defense
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Economic Affairs
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Education
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Energy
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Environment
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Foreign Policy
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Government Operations
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Health
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Housing/Community Development
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Human Services
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Labor
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Law/ Judiciary
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Trade
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Transportation
August 10 - House Approves Changes in Congressional Record
August 10 - Iran Group Defends Its Ad Claims
August 17 - CONGRESS AND THE COUNTRY: Minnesota's GOP: A Flair for Party-Building
August 17 - Freshmen Adopt Varied Styles of Legislating
August 17 - Freshmen Fret About Potential Fallout From Casting Floor Votes on Hot Issues
August 17 - Many See Their Interests Threatened: Groups New to Tax Lobbying Seek to Modify Reagan's Plan
August 24 - Controlling the Floor: Rules Under Chairman Pepper Looks Out for the Democrats
August 24 - House Rules Committee Members
August 24 - Rules Members Gain by Helping Others
August 31 - Congress Returns to Crowded Fall Agenda
September 7 - Congress Poised for Battles With Reagan
September 7 - Rep. Chapman Sworn In
September 14 - PAC Money, Honoraria Flow to Tax Writers
September 14 - Special Report: Congress and OMB 'Toughest Kid' Miller Has Big Shoes to Fill
September 14 - Special Report: Congress and OMB Budget Office Evolves Into Key Policy Maker
September 14 - Special Report: Congress and OMB Budget Office Has Grown Since 1921
September 14 - Special Report: Congress and OMB Controlling the Budget Process: Stockman Left as His Legacy Enhanced OMB Involvement
September 14 - Special Report: Congress and OMB Policy and Regulatory Review: Growth in Legislative Role Sparks Concern in Congress
September 14 - Special Report: Congress and OMB Reagan Gave OMB a Regulatory Veto But Decision is Being Tested in Court
September 21 - Ethics Panel to Investigate Daniel
September 21 - Prospects Seen Brightening for Senate TV
September 21 - Tobacco Lobby Still Has Allies on Hill But Its Influence Is Slowly Burning Out
September 28 - Congress Bicentennial Events Set
September 28 - More Money Needed, Panel Says: Plans Under Way to Celebrate Bicentennial of Constitution
September 28 - Senate Goes for the Roses; Thornier Path Seen in House
October 5 - Conflicting Forces Buffet Members on Trade
October 5 - From Two Senators, Complaints Over a Lack of Notice
October 5 - Hansen Challenge Dismissed
October 5 - Kemp, Allies: Filling in a Policy Vacuum
October 12 - Congress and the Country: Specter of '58 Haunts Farm-State Members
October 12 - For Gibbons, Pressures and a Personal Victory
October 12 - Senate's Initiative Leaves Democrats Frustrated at Leadership, Republicans
October 19 - Capitol Plaza Renovation, New Court Building
October 19 - Lawmakers' Airport Parking
October 19 - Nomination Logjam Cleared
October 19 - Record-Breaking Volume Expected: Congressional Franked Mail Untouched by Budget Ax
November 2 - Freshmen Find It Easier to Run as Incumbents
November 2 - House Freshman Fund-Raising, 1985 (chart)
November 2 - Majority Leader Opposed: Rules Committee Approves Radio-TV Coverage of Senate
November 2 - Reagan 'Mascot' Targets Turnstile District
November 2 - When the Client Says No, Compromise Is Elusive
November 9 - Adjournment Date Slips: Congress Hung Up on Deficit As Fiscal Crisis Week Arrives
November 9 - Last-Minute Battle Expected on New 'CR'
November 9 - Panel Approves Legislative Veto Bill
November 9 - Stevens Role in TV Ad Criticized
November 9 - Temporary Extensions Set to Expire
November 16 - Bill Restricts Lobbying for Foreign Interests
November 16 - Congress Postpones Tough Budget Decisions
November 16 - Hill, Administration Keep Heat on Marcos While One Senator Calls for Patience
November 16 - No More 'Kamikaze' Cars: Barriers Against Terrorists To Be Built Around Capitol
November 23 - Senate Committee Split Over Mass-Mail Disclosure
November 23 - Senate to Vote on Limiting PAC Contributions
November 30 - Effort to Halt Disclosure Fails: Senators' Spending on Mail Sparks Political Battle on Hill
November 30 - Six Seeking House Democratic Whip Position
November 30 - Today's Whip: Not Just Keeping Pack in Line
December 7 - New Senate Phone System Debated
December 7 - Procedural Changes Adopted: Senators Seeking to Improve 'Quality of Life'
December 7 - Senate Sidesteps Decision on PAC Spending
December 7 - Tax-Writing Process Leaves Freshmen Cold
December 14 - 'Gigantic Loophole' Charged: Senators' Mail Costs Disclosed; Cranston Tops List in Spending
December 14 - 'Week of Hard Choices': Major Budget, Tax Decisions Mark Waning Days of Session
December 14 - Conference Gets Some Young Blood
December 14 - House Approves Day-Care Center
December 14 - House Republicans Outflank White House As Frustrations with the Tax Bill Boil Over
December 14 - House, Senate Telephone Systems
December 14 - Restaurant Workers' Unionizing Drive
December 14 - Senator's Quarterly Mass Mail Volumes and Costs
December 21 - Adjournment by Attrition: Historic Votes, Long Nights Cap Final Weeks of Congress
December 21 - Creative Thinking on the CR Front
December 21 - Stevens: In the Thick of the Fight
December 21 - Switched Votes on the Tax Bill Rule (chart)
December 28 - Senate Panel Urges Reforms: House Begins Security Review In Wake of Messenger's Arrest
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary INSIDE CONGRESS
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary On Balance, a Year of Taking the Initiative

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