The Gop Congress: All Rancor And No Rudder

After the impeachment-wracked 105th Congress, Republican leaders vowed that 1999 would be different. Representative J.Dennis Hastert became Speaker, promising to restore faith in the House. He and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged to stop attacking President Clinton and get on with the people's business. That included passing budget and spending bills on time, a big tax cut, shoring up schools and Social Security, and rebuilding the armed forces.

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