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 Congressional Affairs
 1987

January 3 - Committee Assignments, Chairmanships
January 3 - From Clay to Johnson: The Exercise of Power
January 3 - Influence on the Hill: Having It and Using It
January 3 - Press Coverage: It's What You Do That Counts
January 3 - Profiles in Power: Leaders Without Portfolio
January 3 - St Germain Faces Possible Challenge at Banking
January 3 - State Delegations: Power's Payoffs and Pitfalls
January 3 - The Hill Leaders: Their Places on the Ladder
January 3 - The Influential Committees: Money and Issues
January 10 - Aspin Ousted as Armed Services Chairman
January 10 - Lugar vs. Helms, First Round
January 10 - Only a Few Remain to Be Handed Out: House Leaders Make Committee Assignments
January 10 - Rep. Biaggi Under Investigation in New York
January 10 - The New South and the Democratic Senate
January 17 - Congressional Pay Raise Still on Track
January 17 - Four Battling for Armed Services Chairmanship
January 17 - Kennedy Off and Running With Liberal Agenda
January 17 - Senate Appropriations: New Subcommittee Heads
January 17 - Stark Holds Off Challenge at Ways and Means
January 17 - Taking a Look at the Four Contenders For the Armed Services Chairmanship
January 24 - Aspin Makes Comeback at Armed Services
January 24 - Ranking Republican on Foreign Relations: In Victory for Seniority System, Helms Wrests Post From Lugar
January 24 - Senate Debates Committee Funding
January 24 - Seniority System Thriving in Congress Despite Challenges in House, Senate
January 31 - Hot Potato Tossed to House: Senate Votes to Bar Pay Raise For Congress, Other Officials
January 31 - Rep. Anthony Names Regional Chairmen for DCCC
January 31 - Rep. Nelson Re-elected Space Panel Chairman
January 31 - Senate Refuses to Cut Funds for Its Committees
February 7 - Biden on Civil Rights: Slow Start, Strong Finish
February 7 - Energy Standards Bill Delayed: Byrd and Bush Clash in Senate Power Struggle
February 7 - Joe Biden's Record Depends on Who Plays It
February 7 - Pay Hike for Members of Congress Takes Effect
February 21 - Rep. Gordon Named to House Rules Vacancy
February 28 - House Committee Assignments, 100th Congress
February 28 - Job for Capitol Hill: Select Committees Will Try to Fill in Remaining Gaps
March 7 - Boner Investigation Ended
March 7 - Members of the 100th Congress, First Session... ...Governors, Supreme Court, Cabinet-Rank Officers
March 7 - Supplemental Legislative Appropriations Approved
March 14 - House Democrats Tighten Rules on Subcommittees
March 14 - Justice Department Closes Probe of Rep. Boner
March 14 - Karnes Sworn in to Fill Zorinsky's Senate Seat
March 14 - Pay Raise Foes Try New Legal Argument
March 21 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Making Welfare Work
March 21 - House Approves Committee Funding Resolution
March 21 - House Democrats Unveil Welfare Blueprint... ...Senate Also Has Overhaul on Fast Track
March 21 - Rep. Biaggi Indicted on Bribery, Fraud Charges
March 21 - The Hunt for Power in Jim Wright's House
April 4 - Lingering Ethics Controversy Surrounds... ...Six Democratic Members of the House
April 4 - Senate Ethics Eyes Durenberger Disclosures
April 4 - The Ethics Committees: Shield or Sword?
April 11 - House Ethics Completes St Germain Inquiry
April 11 - Sens. Simon, Gore to Enter Presidential Race
April 11 - Tax-Exempt Groups Fought Planned Restrictions: IRS' Gibbs Agrees to Review Proposed Lobby Regulations
April 18 - House Ethics Committee Clears St Germain
April 25 - Boren Campaign Finance Proposal Debated
April 25 - Business PACs Wary of Campaign Finance Bill
April 25 - Justice Department Reviewing St Germain Report
April 25 - Kemp to Give Up House Leadership Post
April 25 - Rep. Harold E. Ford Indicted
May 2 - Downey Takes Key Subcommittee: Leaders Say Ford Indictment Won't Slow Welfare Reform
May 2 - GOP Filibuster Possible on Floor: Senate Rules Committee OKs Major Campaign Finance Bill
May 9 - AIDS Victim Rep. McKinney Dies
May 9 - House Leaders Protest 'Gag Order' on Ford
May 9 - Sen. Karnes Given Committee Assignments
May 16 - Bitterness Lingers From GOP Assignments
May 16 - Connecticut 4th Special Election: Moderates Expected to Lead In Race to Succeed McKinney
May 16 - Hill Campaign Spending Hits All-Time High
May 16 - House GOP Prepares for Leadership Shuffle
May 16 - Senate Committee Lineups Set
May 16 - The Leading Campaign Spenders, 1985-86 (chart)
May 23 - 1985-86 PAC Contributions Detailed
May 23 - Boland Amendments: A Review
May 23 - Fading 'Sunshine' Reforms: Few Complaints Are Voiced As Doors Close on Capitol Hill
May 23 - Perspective: Speaker Style: Jim Wright and the FSLIC Bill
May 23 - Senate Panel Moves Bill Restricting Lobbying
May 23 - The Beltway Mentality: Illness or Illusion?
May 23 - The Other Iran-Contra Agenda: Reagan Allies Using Hearings As Platform to Boost His Policy
May 23 - The Power to Delay, Obstruct: Senate GOP Flexes Muscles of the Minority
May 23 - Two Senate Committees Shift Subcommittee Jobs
May 30 - Cameras an Accepted Feature Now: After One Year of Television, Senate Is Basically Unchanged
May 30 - Plans for New Senate Subway Advance
June 6 - Biaggi Again Indicted on Bribery Charges
June 6 - Chairman Stennis: Sharing the Workload
June 6 - Framework of Post-Reagan Budgeting Seen... ...In Early Jockeying for House Committee Job
June 6 - House GOP Elects Three Mid-Level Leaders
June 6 - Nunn's Record May Surprise Many Democrats
June 6 - Rep. Frank Says He Is a Homosexual
June 6 - Talk of Compromise, But None in Sight: Filibuster Threat Hangs Over Campaign Financing Debate
June 6 - The Senate's GOP Minority: Home at Last
June 13 - Common Cause's Lobbying War on PACs
June 13 - Digital Tape Recorders Spark Lobbying War
June 13 - New Member Profile: Democrat Pelosi Enters House, Filling Vacancy in California 5th
June 13 - Panel Boosts Legislative Appropriations
June 13 - Senate Caught in Filibuster: Compromise Proves Elusive In Campaign Finance Debate
June 20 - Byrd Vows to Keep Pressing: Partisan Standoff in Senate Stalls Campaign-Finance Bill
June 20 - Critics Assail Printing of Past Debates
June 20 - Members to Attend Philadelphia Ceremony
June 20 - More Money for Mailing Privilege: House Committee OKs Boost In Congress' 1988 Funding
June 20 - No Sanctions Recommended: Ethics Panel Cites Rep. Oakar, Will Investigate Rep. Rose
June 27 - Dole Hit on Public Funding for Campaigns
June 27 - Ethics Questions Reach Wright, Coelho: House Committee to Investigate Rep. Murphy's Payroll Practices
June 27 - Glenn Ordered to Repay Campaign Funds
June 27 - Whitten Makes Audio-Visual Improvements
July 4 - Byrd Struggles to Lead Deeply Divided Senate
July 4 - Court Dismisses Challenge to Congress' Pay Raise
July 4 - Ethics Challenge Rebuffed: House Votes $1.4 Billion for Housekeeping
July 4 - Fiscal 1988 Legislative Appropriations (chart)
July 4 - New Campaign Finance Proposal Unveiled
July 11 - Foley, Coelho Stick to What They Do Best... ...As New House Leadership Team Settles In
July 11 - Speaker Jim Wright Takes Charge in the House
July 18 - An Old Compromise, Continuing Controversy
July 18 - Cover Story: House 'Stars' Savvy 'Stars' Making Local TV a Potent Tool
July 18 - For Some, TV Has No Special Allure
July 18 - Move Tied to His Fight With AMA: Rep. Stark Seeking to Block Second Term for FEC Member
July 18 - Moving His Agenda: Metzenbaum Takes on New Role: Pragmatist
July 18 - Pepper Leaves Mark on Catastrophic-Care Bill
July 18 - Rep. Marilyn Lloyd to Retire
July 18 - St Germain Faces Criminal Investigation
July 25 - Rose Appears at Ethics Inquiry
August 1 - Changing South Perils Conservative Coalition
August 1 - GOP Rank-and-File vs. Appropriators: Loyalty Test: Party First, Committee Second?
August 1 - House Ethics Urged to Reopen Probe
August 1 - Lineups Shifting for Future Leadership Races
August 1 - New Leaders: National Democrats From South
August 1 - Sen. Byrd Scores Reagan
August 8 - Committee Remains Silent on Boner Case: GOP Critics of Ethics Panel Are Rebuffed Again by House
August 8 - Sen. Murkowski Cleared of Rules Violation
August 15 - Capitol Ceremonies for Constitution Bicentennial
August 15 - Cover Story: Legislative Summary Partisan Battles Stall Action on Capitol Hill
August 15 - LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY: Congress
August 15 - LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY: Government Operations
August 15 - Sen. Mitchell: The Democratic Response
August 22 - How Special-Interest Groups
August 22 - How Special-Interest Groups Rate Senators (chart)
August 22 - Janauary and February 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
August 22 - January and February 1987 Lobby Registrations: Corporations and Businesses
August 22 - January and February 1987 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
August 22 - January and February 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
August 22 - January and February 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
August 22 - January and February 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
August 22 - January and February 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
August 22 - Parliamentarians: Procedure and Pyrotechnics
August 22 - Presiding Officers in House and Senate... ...Can Get Caught in Procedural Crossfire
August 22 - The 99th Congress: 1986 Group Ratings
September 5 - 'Trivialized' Filibuster Is Still a Potent Tool
September 5 - Charges Dropped Against Rep. Gonzalez
September 5 - Dilatory Debate: A Tactic as Old as the Senate
September 5 - March 1988 Lobby Registations: Trade Associations
September 5 - March 1988 Lobby Registrations: Corporations and Businesses
September 5 - March 1988 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
September 5 - March 1988 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
September 5 - March 1988 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
September 5 - March 1988 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
September 5 - Realtors Lead in 1985-86 PAC Giving
September 5 - Senate Freshmen's Campaign Debts Reduced (chart)
September 5 - Trial Begins for Rep. Biaggi
September 5 - Winners Have No Trouble Retiring Debts: Senate Freshmen Rewarded By Post-Election PAC Giving
September 12 - April 1987 Lobby Registrations: Corporations and Businesses
September 12 - April 1987 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
September 12 - April 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
September 12 - April 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
September 12 - April 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
September 12 - April 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
September 12 - April 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
September 12 - Pelosi Gets Committee Assignments
September 12 - Veterans' Lobbies Showing New Unity on Hill
September 12 - Vietnam Vets a Growing Force in Congress
September 19 - Campaign Finance Bill Is Set Aside
September 19 - House Members Caught in Controversy: Traficant Owes Back Taxes; Konnyu in Trouble at Home
September 19 - House Republicans Stage a Protest
September 19 - May 1987 Lobby Registrations: Corporations and Businesses
September 19 - May 1987 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
September 19 - May 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
September 19 - May 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
September 19 - May 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
September 19 - May 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
September 19 - May 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
September 19 - Mitchell Eyes Senate Leadership Bid
September 19 - Obey, Like Leath, Drops Out of Race: Panetta Unopposed for House Budget Post
September 19 - Pay Votes to Be Required: Senate Panel OKs $1.8 Billion To Operate Legislative Branch
September 26 - Ethics to Investigate Biaggi, Stallings, Murphy
September 26 - June 1987 Lobby Registrations: Corporations and Businesses
September 26 - June 1987 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
September 26 - June 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
September 26 - June 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
September 26 - June 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
September 26 - June 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
September 26 - June 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
September 26 - Speaker Wright's Book Deal Revealed
October 3 - Fiscal 1988 Legislative Appropriations (chart)
October 3 - Former Rep. Hansen Released From Prison
October 3 - Over Threat to Cover Members of Congress: Independent Prosecutor Bill Pulled From House Schedule
October 3 - Rep. Synar Enters Caucus Contest
October 10 - Congress to Adjourn Nov. 21 - Or Later
October 10 - Former House Counsel Knows the Rules: Democrats Seek Brand's Help When They Get Into Hot Water
October 10 - GOP Chafes Under Restrictive House Rules
October 10 - Open and Restrictive Rules, 1977-87 (chart)
October 17 - Blind Trust for Wright Frees Special-Prosecutor Bill
October 17 - July 1987 Lobby Registrations: Corporations and Businesses
October 17 - July 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
October 17 - July 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
October 17 - July 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
October 17 - July 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
October 17 - July 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
October 17 - The Reagan Presidency Fades Into Its Twilight
October 24 - August 1987 Lobby Registrations: Businesses and Corporations
October 24 - August 1987 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
October 24 - August 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
October 24 - August 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
October 24 - August 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
October 24 - August 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
October 24 - August 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
October 24 - Ethics Panel Faults Stallings, Pursues Murphy
October 24 - Field Is Set in Tennessee's 5th District
October 24 - Fighting the System: Dick Armey Tries to Go Against a Powerful Tide
October 24 - Judge Refuses to Overturn Biaggi Conviction
October 24 - Making It Work: Robert Roe: Ardent Defender of Helping Folks at Home
October 24 - Pork-Barreling to Win Votes Back Home... ...May Not Always Be as Easy as It Seems
October 24 - Pork: A Time-Honored Tradition Lives On
October 24 - Rep. Thomas Gets Appropriations Seat
October 24 - Rushing the Congressional Pork Barrel... ...Is a Practice Almost as Old as the Nation
October 24 - Stennis' Move May Stir Leadership Changes
October 24 - Stennis, Evans Retire: Several in House Cast an Eye As a Pair of Senate Seats Open
October 31 - Ethics Panel Also Upgrades Rose Inquiry: Del. Sunia Faces Investigation Into Alleged Payroll Violations
October 31 - Members Seeking Third Pay Raise in a Year
October 31 - Warner: Seeking Compromise, Finding Criticism
November 7 - Adjournment Target Moving Into December
November 7 - Bitterness Lingers From House Budget Votes
November 7 - Rep. Biaggi Sentenced to 2.5 Years, $500,000 Fine
November 7 - Rep. Shays Receives Committee Assignments
November 7 - September 1987 Lobby Registrations: Businesses and Corporations
November 7 - September 1987 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
November 7 - September 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
November 7 - September 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
November 7 - September 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
November 7 - September 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
November 7 - September 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
November 7 - Shaping the Trade Bill
November 7 - Trade, Environment Top September Interests
November 14 - Cases Involve Reps. Biaggi, Sundquist: Legal Protections for Members Challenged by Court Decisions
November 14 - House Leadership Races Turn Into Marathons
November 14 - Rep. Ed Jenkins: He Who Hesitates...
November 21 - Controversy Shoots Down Gorbachev Speech
November 21 - House Ethics Holds Closed Hearings on Murphy
November 21 - House Republicans See Insult Piled on Injury
November 21 - Rep. Brown Quits Intelligence Panel in Protest
November 21 - Rep. Duncan Sued by FSLIC in Bank Case
November 28 - Rep. Lott Protests Waivers of Points of Order
November 28 - Rostenkowski on GOP Role: Never Again
December 5 - End of Session Resurrects Pocket-Veto Issue
December 5 - Ethics Panel May Move on Reps. Murphy, Biaggi
December 5 - Kassebaum: Testing Support for Wider Cuts
December 5 - Senators Look for Ways to Increase Efficiency
December 5 - The Advantage of Writing the (House) Rules
December 12 - An Opportunity for the GOP: Florida's 'Walkin' Lawton' Strolls Away From the Senate
December 12 - As Others Demur, Sasser Eyes Budget Chair
December 12 - House Sticks to Traditional Pattern: Senate Will Try New Schedule Of Long Weeks, More Breaks
December 12 - October 1987 Lobby Registrations: Corporations and Businesses
December 12 - October 1987 Lobby Registrations: Foreign Governments
December 12 - October 1987 Lobby Registrations: Interest Groups
December 12 - October 1987 Lobby Registrations: Labor Organizations
December 12 - October 1987 Lobby Registrations: Miscellaneous
December 12 - October 1987 Lobby Registrations: State and Local Governments
December 12 - October 1987 Lobby Registrations: Trade Associations
December 12 - Tax Provisions Sent Firms to Capitol in October
December 19 - Panel Considers Expulsion for Biaggi: House Punishes Rep. Murphy, Prepares to Act on Other Cases
December 19 - The Art of Vote-Counting Proved Crucial... ...To Eventual Success of Welfare Measure
December 26 - Budget Deal Enacted at Last, Congress Adjourns
December 26 - The 100th Congress: A Productive First Session (chart)
December 26 - The 100th Congress: Congress

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