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Bush pushes for more tax cuts  President has asked Congress to implement an additional $60bn worth of tax cuts and credits   Anthrax sent to Senate leader
Ashcroft is attorney general  He was confirmed by 58-42 Senate vote Senators push for China censure  11 senators have urged Bush to sponsor a U.N. resolution to condemn China's human rights record Bankruptcy reform  Senate has passed a bill to overhaul the bankruptcy code that will make it harder to seek government protection Senate OKs budget plan  Compromise budget resolution that calls for $1.35 trillion in tax cuts over 11 years was approved by 53-47 vote Police search congressman's home  Officers enter Gary Condit's apartment as part of efforts to find a missing Chandra Levy, 24   Fox, Bush promote partnership  Presidents tout the contributions of immigrants and benefits of free trade. Fox addressed a joint meeting of Congress   Bush addresses nation in Congress


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  President is singling out Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda organisation. Bush creates High Office of Homeland Security


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  President Bush said a letter opened in the office of Senate Democratic Leader Daschle had anthrax
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  31 Senate employees, mostly workers in the office of Daschle, tested positive for anthrax exposure
Oct.19     Anthrax strains the same  Strains sent to NBC in NY, the Sun tabloid in Florida and to the Senate come from the same source Oct.20     Anthrax strikes House of Reps  Evidence found in the mail room of the Ford Office Building in the House side of the Congress Oct.22   Anthrax probe into deaths  2 postal workers who handled mail for the Congress are dead. Another worker had tested positive Oct.23   Dead postal workers had anthrax
  Both men worked at the post office that sorted mail for the Congress
Oct.24   Anthrax spreads on Capitol Hill  Investigators have found anthrax in a goods lift area of the Capitol complex. Government is buying 100 million pills Oct.26   Anthrax found in Congress offices  Traces have been found in the offices of 3 congressmen. Supreme Court closed after anthrax was found on its mail-sorting office Oct.31   US economy shrinks  Bush has urged Congress to take action to revive economy, after output had shrunk for the first time in 8 years

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Nov.1   Congress tackles airport security
  New bill will set stricter standards for private security firms Nov.12   More anthrax traces in Senate offices  Traces of have been found in the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in the Hart Senate Office Building Nov.16   New anthrax letter in Senate
  2 Senate buildings will be closed after a letter addressed to Sen. Leahy tested positive for anthrax
Nov.20   Anthrax in 2 more senate offices  Letter addressed to Sen. Leahy and found last week was as lethal as the first one last month

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Dec.12   US to withdraw from ABM treaty
  Bush has told Congress leaders that the US will withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty with Russia





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US to withdraw from ABM treaty  Bush has told Congress leaders that the US will withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty with Russia Dead postal workers had anthrax




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  Both men worked at the post office that sorted mail for the Congress




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2001 Mar.15 Bankruptcy reform  Senate has passed a bill to overhaul the bankruptcy code that will make it harder to seek government protection May.10 Senate OKs budget plan  Compromise budget resolution that calls for $1.35 trillion in tax cuts over 11 years was approved by 53-47 vote Oct.5 Bush pushes for more tax cuts  President has asked Congress to implement an additional $60bn worth of tax cuts and credits Oct.31 US economy shrinks  Bush has urged Congress to take action to revive economy, after output had shrunk for the first time in 8 years Nov.1 Congress tackles airport security  New bill will set stricter standards for private security firms



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2001 Jul.10 Police search congressman's home  Officers enter Gary Condit's apartment as part of efforts to find a missing Chandra Levy, 24 Oct.15   Anthrax sent to Senate leader
  President Bush said a letter opened in the office of Senate Democratic Leader Daschle had anthrax
Oct.17   Capitol shuts as anthrax spreads
  31 Senate employees, mostly workers in the office of Daschle, tested positive for anthrax exposure
Oct.19   Anthrax strains the same  Strains sent to NBC in NY, the Sun tabloid in Florida and to the Senate come from the same source Oct.20   Anthrax strikes House of Reps  Evidence found in the mail room of the Ford Office Building in the House side of the Congress Oct.22 Anthrax probe into deaths  2 postal workers who handled mail for the Congress are dead. Another worker had tested positive Oct.23 Dead postal workers had anthrax
  Both men worked at the post office that sorted mail for the Congress
Oct.24 Anthrax spreads on Capitol Hill  Investigators have found anthrax in a goods lift area of the Capitol complex. Government is buying 100 million pills Oct.26 Anthrax found in Congress offices  Traces have been found in the offices of 3 congressmen. Supreme Court closed after anthrax was found on its mail-sorting office Nov.12 More anthrax traces in Senate offices  Traces of have been found in the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in the Hart Senate Office Building Nov.16 New anthrax letter in Senate
  2 Senate buildings will be closed after a letter addressed to Sen. Leahy tested positive for anthrax
Nov.20 Anthrax in 2 more senate offices  Letter addressed to Sen. Leahy and found last week was as lethal as the first one last month



U.S. Congress, 2001 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2001 Feb.1 Ashcroft is attorney general  He was confirmed by 58-42 Senate vote Feb.14 Senators push for China censure  11 senators have urged Bush to sponsor a U.N. resolution to condemn China's human rights record Mar.15 Bankruptcy reform  Senate has passed a bill to overhaul the bankruptcy code that will make it harder to seek government protection May.10 Senate OKs budget plan  Compromise budget resolution that calls for $1.35 trillion in tax cuts over 11 years was approved by 53-47 vote Sep.6   Fox, Bush promote partnership  Presidents tout the contributions of immigrants and benefits of free trade. Fox addressed a joint meeting of Congress Sep.20   Bush addresses nation in Congress
  President is singling out Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda organisation. Bush creates High Office of Homeland Security
Oct.5 Bush pushes for more tax cuts  President has asked Congress to implement an additional $60bn worth of tax cuts and credits Nov.1 Congress tackles airport security  New bill will set stricter standards for private security firms