THE WEEK: JULY 30-AUGUST 5

JULY 30-AUGUST 5

NATION

HOUSE JOINS CALL TO ARMS

Following the lead of the U.S. Senate the week before, the House overwhelmingly voted 298 to 128 to end American participation in the U.N. arms embargo against Bosnia. The White House immediately launched an intensive effort to switch enough votes to sustain a presidential veto.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS

Before adjourning for its summer vacation, the House spent the week passing a series of bills that a patently aggrieved President Clinton has threatened to veto. The chamber approved a dramatically pared-back social-spending bill for next year; the measure nixes more than 100 programs and contains many...

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