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 Trade
 1985

January 19 - Congress Expected to Consider Alcohol Ad Ban
January 19 - Kids' TV Advocates Lobby Congress for Help But Broadcasters Say Programs are Adequate
January 26 - $7 Billion for States Blocked: Hill, Administration Return To Highway Funding Impasse
January 26 - 'Unisex' Insurance Fight Shifting Locale
January 26 - Report Delayed on Conrail Sale
January 26 - Sports Team Franchises and Relocations
January 26 - Telephone Rates
February 2 - Conrail Sale Developments
February 2 - Panel Cuts Spending, Approves Highway Bills
February 9 - $24.7 Billion Proposed: DOT Budget Drops Amtrak, Slashes Mass Transit Funding
February 9 - Elimination of Ex-Im Loans Proposed
February 9 - FY '86 Funding Assured: Future Payments to Development Banks Put Off
February 16 - A Subsidy for Businesses: Reagan Cut in Ex-Im Program Stirs Hill, Industry Opposition
February 16 - A Vehicle for South Africa Sanctions?
February 16 - Administration Would Drop Federal Funds: Amtrak Survival Without Subsidies Debated
February 16 - Arguments Set for Feb. 19: Local Zoning Powers at Stake In Case Before High Court
February 16 - Conference Accords My be Revived: Pressure Builds to Renew Export Controls Law
February 16 - Norfolk Southern Chosen for Experience: Members Vow Critical Review Of DOT's Pick to Buy Conrail
February 16 - Public Broadcast Reductions Sought
February 16 - Subsidized Competitors Keep Pressure On
February 16 - U.S.-Israel Trade
February 23 - Hill Set to Pressure Japanese on Auto Imports
February 23 - Impact of Competition on INTELSAT Studied
February 23 - Lifting the 55 mph Speed Limit
February 23 - New Cabinet-Level Departments?
March 2 - Auto Quotas
March 2 - Boston Project Remains a Sticking Point
March 2 - Export Controls
March 2 - House Members Reject Conference: Senate, House Pass Different Interstate Highway Measures
March 2 - Reception of Committee Chairmen Cool: Study Renews Efforts to Hike 55 mph Limit
March 9 - Conrail Sale
March 9 - Senate Clears Bill Freeing States' Road Funds
March 16 - Comptroller's Office Criticized
March 16 - Congress Seeks to Step Up Pressure on Japan
March 16 - Price Is a Two-Thirds Cut: Major Ex-Im Lending Program Revived by Senate Committee
March 23 - House Panel Agrees on Export Act Renewal Bill
March 23 - Israel Trade Pact Progresses on Hill
March 23 - Maritime Authorization Approved
March 23 - Reagan Scrubs Plans for Department of Trade
March 23 - Supplemental Funding for ICC Approved
March 30 - Hearings Set on Textile Import Restraints
March 30 - Potential Delay for Sale: Antitrust Chief Removes Self From Conrail Negotiations
March 30 - Reagan Extends Controls on High-Tech Exports
March 30 - Senate Panel Backs Israel Trade Pact
March 30 - Senate Urges U.S. Retaliation Against Japan
April 6 - Congress Prods Reagan to Get Tough With Japan
April 6 - Conrail Sale Opponents Blocked
April 6 - Furloughs, Pay Cuts Threatened: ICC Clashes With Members Over Funding
April 6 - High-Tech Exports
April 6 - Leagues Would Control Shifts: Senate Panel Votes Measure To Block Sports Teams' Moves
April 6 - New Trade Representative Chosen
April 6 - Panel Votes AID Funds to Subsidize Exports
April 6 - Telecommunications Trade Bill Drafted
April 6 - Trade Task Force
April 13 - Hill Cool to Nakasone Trade Offer
April 13 - Import Tax Sought to Resolve Trade Imbalance
April 13 - Trade Tensions Attributed to Many Factors
April 20 - House Votes to Renew Law on Export Controls
April 27 - Bank Charter Extended: House Panel Rejects Plan To Drop Direct Ex-Im Loans
April 27 - Dole: Private Firms Unlikely to Want Amtrak
April 27 - South Africa Sanctions
April 27 - Trade Consultations With Congress Urged
April 27 - U.S., Mexico Sign Trade Accord
April 27 - U.S.-Israel Trade Accord
May 4 - Amtrak Funding Voted; Stockman Urges Shutdown
May 4 - House Banking Approves Extra Funding for Africa
May 4 - House Banking Unit Approves Ex-Im Bill
May 4 - March to November Span Proposed: Bill Would Begin Daylight-Saving Time Earlier
May 4 - Senate Panel Votes Maritime Funds
May 4 - To Be Included In Reconciliation Bill: Panel Votes Conrail Sale Bill But Critics Assail Procedure
May 4 - TV License Swap Divides Committee
May 4 - Ways and Means OKs Israel-U.S.Trade Bill
May 11 - Israel Free Trade Bill Clears House Easily
May 11 - Panels Boost Customs Authorization
May 11 - Public Broadcasting Authorization OK'd by Panel
May 18 - Bill Expected to Be Reconsidered: Senate Panel's Tie Vote Stalls Product Liability Legislation
May 18 - Direct Loans or Subsidies? House, Senate Differ on Plans For Funding of the Ex-Im Bank
May 18 - House Committee Approves FTC Authorization
May 18 - House Panel OKs 10 Percent Cut for Amtrak
May 18 - House Panels Vote Pipeline Safety Programs
May 18 - Maritime Programs
May 18 - New Bid for Conrail
May 25 - Daylight-Saving Time Extension Approved
May 25 - Senate Clears Israel Trade Legislation
May 25 - Water Projects Draw OMB Flak: Appropriations Panel Votes $13.49 Billion Supplemental
June 1 - BUDGET CONFERENCE OUTLOOK Senate Budget Includes Major Cuts: Chambers Differ on Highways, Mass Transit
June 1 - Israel Free Trade Agreement: A Potential Model
June 1 - Panel Rules on Shoe Import Impact
June 8 - Consensus Lacking on How to Boost Trade: Doubts About Export Program May Derail Farm Policy Changes
June 8 - Senate Passes Maritime Authorization Bill
June 15 - Markup Postponed on CPSC Legislation
June 15 - Senate Commerce OKs Anti-Takeover Bill for TWA
June 15 - Shoe Import Quotas Urged
June 22 - A New Push for Trade Law Overhaul
June 22 - Disagreement Threatens Farm Export Subsidies: Panels Differ Over Preference for U.S. Ships
June 22 - Export Act Renewal: End of the Road in Sight
June 29 - House, Senate Divided: Foreign Aid, Water Disputes Delay Talks on Supplemental
June 29 - Negotiations Finally Succeed: Congress Clears Bill to Renew Main Law Regulating Exports
June 29 - Senate Confirms Yeutter to Top Trade Post
July 6 - Supplemental Funding Bill Awaits Conferees
July 13 - Again Funds Programs Reagan Seeks to End: 1986 Commerce, Justice, State Bill Advances
July 20 - Alternative Fuel Use Encouraged
July 20 - Freight Forwarders Deregulated
July 20 - Japan, Others Targeted: Democrats Join Battle on Trade With an Import Surcharge Bill
July 20 - Panel Retains N.Y. Highway Project
July 20 - SBA Loan Funds Trimmed: House Passes $11.92 Billion Commerce, Justice, State Bill
July 20 - Senate Panel Approves Anti-Hijack Measure
July 20 - Worker Retraining Program Backed
July 27 - Ex-Im Loan Program: Caught in Budget Snarl
July 27 - Senate Passes Air Travel Security Bill
July 27 - Senate Passes Authorization for CPSC
July 27 - Senate Passes FTC Bill, Adds Veto Provision
August 3 - Congress Clears Water Project, 'Contra' Funds
August 3 - Senate Pushing for Minimum Drinking Age of 21
August 3 - Senate Votes to Release Highway Aid
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Banking/Commerce
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Trade
August 10 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Transportation
August 10 - Interstate Highway Construction: Congress May Move Toward Timely Release of Road Funds
August 17 - Businesses See Crippling Effect: Reagan's Tax Package Prompts Warnings About Trade Deficit
August 17 - Congress Eyes Wave of Corporate Takeovers
August 17 - In Puerto Rico, a 'Bread-and-Butter' Issue
August 17 - Ted Turner's Effort to Take Over CBS Draws Special Scrutiny From Hill, FCC
August 24 - Air Crashes Prompt Hearings
August 31 - Reagan Rejects Shoe Quotas
September 7 - $11.1 Billion Approved: Panel Nearly Doubles Request For Transportation Programs
September 7 - Frustration on the Footwear Front
September 7 - House Overwhelmingly Approves EDA, ARC
September 7 - House Passes Rail Safety Bill
September 7 - Illicit Narcotics Trade: Congress Strengthens Stance Against Drug Sources Abroad
September 7 - Northeast, Midwest Opposition: White House Plan to Sell Conrail Faces Senate Test, Possible Block
September 7 - Opponents of Textile Import Quotas ... ... Warn of Regional and National Fallout
September 7 - Squaring Off Over Textile Import Restrictions
September 14 - $10.85 Billion Approved for Transportation
September 14 - Foes of New York's Westway Project Succeed in Blocking Federal Funding
September 14 - Members Seek the Initiative on 'Trade Fever'
September 14 - Reagan Takes Steps to Blunt Hill Drive
September 21 - Administration Raises Objections: House Approves Bill to Police Government Securities Firms
September 21 - Amtrak Subsidies Approved By House
September 21 - Congress Presses Ahead on Trade Restraints
September 21 - Democrats See Political Gold in Trade Issue
September 21 - FTC Authorization Approved
September 21 - House Clears State Highway Funds
September 21 - Japan, Other Nations Could Face Sanctions: Telecommunications Measure Gains in Senate
September 21 - New York Scrubs Westway Highway Project
September 28 - Commerce/Justice/State Funds Voted
September 28 - DOT to Make Decision: Automakers Facing Penalties Seek Lower Gas Mileage Goal
September 28 - International Efforts to Weaken Dollar Receive Mixed Reviews on Capitol Hill
September 28 - New Doubts, Reagan Plan Slow Trade Bill Push
September 28 - Senate Highway Cuts Exceed Budget
September 28 - Senate Panel Votes $10.5 Billion for Transportation
October 5 - Conflicting Forces Buffet Members on Trade
October 5 - Fiscal 1986 Funding Adjusted: Senate Panel Reluctantly Cuts Transportation to $10 Billion
October 5 - Fuel Economy Standards Lowered
October 5 - House, Senate Committees Complete Their Required Reconciliation Actions: Trust Funds Taken Off Budget
October 5 - Industry, Teamsters Opposed: Administration Begins Push To Cut Trucking Regulation
October 5 - State/Justice Bill Cut by $68 Million
October 5 - Strategy to Survive a Veto: Congress Mulling Options on Textile Quotas
October 5 - Trade Assistance, Medicare Payments Covered: Congress Extends Cigarette Tax for 45 Days
October 12 - Despite House Vote, Textile Bill Outlook Dims
October 12 - For Gibbons, Pressures and a Personal Victory
October 19 - Antitrust 'Clarification' Sought: Beer Distributors Continue Quest for Exclusive Markets
October 19 - House Democrats Outline Comprehensive Plan
October 19 - Reagan: New Moves on Unfair Trade
October 26 - Controversy Over Lumber: House Panel Seeks to Counter Subsidized Trade Competition
October 26 - Fiscal 1986 Funding: Senate Votes $9.9 Billion Transportation Bill
October 26 - For Commerce, Justice, State: Funding Bill Snagged on Abortion Amendment
October 26 - Start Earlier, End Later: House Approves Bill to Make Daylight-Saving Time Longer
October 26 - Textile Forces Make a Show of Strength
November 2 - Senate Approves Commerce-Justice-State Funds
November 2 - U.S.-Canada Trade Pact Encounters a Logjam
November 9 - Combating 'Tied-Aid' Plans of Others: Two House Panels Approve Export Subsidy Legislation
November 9 - Congress Wrestles With Air Safety Concerns
November 9 - EDA Funds Increased
November 9 - Fine-Tuning Deregulation Law: Coal Shippers, Others Seek Aid in Curbing Railroad Rates
November 9 - House Committee Approves CPSC Authorization
November 9 - Senate Democrats Unveil Trade Package
November 9 - Senate Votes to Deregulate Freight Forwarding
November 9 - Untying a Procedural Knot: Agreement Paves Way in Senate For Textile, Deficit-Cutting Bills
November 16 - Amtrak Funding Set at $616 Million
November 16 - Outlook Is Uncertain: Senate Votes New Restrictions On Imports of Textile Goods
November 23 - Consumer Agency Bill Fails in House
November 23 - House Energy Committee OKs Two Trade Bills
November 23 - House to Vote on Textile Import Curbs
November 23 - Senators Weigh In With Omnibus Trade Bill
December 7 - Billions of Dollars Lost Currently: States Seek Power to Collect Taxes on Mail-Order Sales
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 - Commerce/Justice/State Funds Clear
December 7 - Congress Clears New Limits on Textile Imports
December 7 - House Passes Titanic Memorial Bill
December 14 - Commerce/Justice/State Funding Bill Clears (chart)
December 14 - House Panel Seeks to Help U.S. Firms Compete
December 14 - OPIC Authorization Measure Clears
December 14 - Senate Committee Approves Scanlon for CPSC
December 21 - $10.5 Billion for FY '86 Approved: Members Balk at Heavy Transportation Cuts
December 21 - Fiscal 1986 Transportation Funds (chart)
December 21 - New Conrail Bid Offered
December 21 - Override Off Until Aug. 6: After Last-Minute Reagan Veto, Textile Forces Look to Rematch
December 21 - President Reagan's Veto Message on Textile Quotas -- Dec. 17, 1985
December 21 - Reauthorized Through Fiscal 1988: Development Program Survives Jobs Concern
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary BANKING/COMMERCE
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary TRADE
December 28 - Special Report: Legislative Summary TRANSPORTATION

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