Nonprofit Gag Amendment Added to Continuing Resolution

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November 10, 1995

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On November 7, the compromise version of the Istook Amendment was added to the House Continuing Resolution*(CR) by the House Rules Committee. The following day the House passed the Continuing Resolution, with Istook included by a vote of 230-170. On November 9th the Senate passed the Continuing Resolution with an alternative to the Istook Amendment offered by Senator Alan Simpson and Senator Larry Craig. At the moment we have few details about this version; however, we have been told that the basic principles of the Istook Amendment are included in the Simpson/Craig version.