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By PBS NewsHour
With House passage Wednesday of legislation aimed at reforming the relationship between lawmakers and lobbyists, a conference committee must now hammer out critical differences between the House bill and a measure adopted by the Senate in March.
Despite President Bush's veto threat, senators who support embryonic stem cell research on Wednesday called for a quick vote on a House-approved bill to allow more funding of stem cell research on human embryos that would otherwise be discarded.
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to dramatically increase fines for "indecent" programming, rejecting criticism the tougher penalties will stifle free speech and creativity on radio and TV broadcasts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a resolution authorizing President Bush to use military force against Iraq, acting alone if necessary, to eliminate the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's potential weapons of mass destruction.
President Bush and House leaders agreed Wednesday on a resolution that seeks to deal with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein "diplomatically if we can, militarily if we must.'' The following is the full text of the resolution.
After weeks of debate and dozens of amendments, the Senate approved a juvenile justice bill that includes new restrictions on gun sales and ownership. The debate now shifts to the House of Representatives.
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