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    First Congress and the Bill of Rights

    Donald Ritchie, Christine Blackerby, and Charles Flanagan spoke about how Congress produced the Bill of Rights despite significant opposition. Ten of the twelve proposed constitution…

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    House Democrats' Response to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress

    House Democrats responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. They criticized the speech to a joint meeting of Congress as…

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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and members of the congressional delegation to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti spoke with reporters and responded to questions on the…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Homeland Security Funding

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about funding the Department of Homeland Security, which was set to expire on February 27.

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    House Democrats on Raising the Minimum Wage

    House Democrats spoke to the press about legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over a two-year span. Labor Secretary Tom Perez also…

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    Democrats on Unemployment Insurance Extension

    House and Senate Democrats spoke to reporters about extending emergency unemployment benefits.

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    Book Discussion on The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism

    David Davenport talked about the book he wrote with Gordon Lloyd, The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, in which he argues that the debate over the New Deal in…

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    House Democrats on Federal Spending and the Health Care Law

    Members of the House Democratic Caucus spoke to reporters before floor debate on a continuing resolution to fund the government beyond September 30, and the likelihood of a government…

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    Book Discussion on The Brotherhood

    Erick Stackelbeck talked about his book, The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy, in which he chronicles the history of the Muslim Brotherhood and the influence it wields in Egypt…

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    Dedication of Room in Honor of Gabriel Zimmerman

    The Gabriel Zimmerman Meeting Room in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center was dedicated in honor of Gabriel “Gabe” Zimmerman, the legislative aide killed at the January 8, 2011,…

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    House Democratic Leaders' Jobs Summit

    House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following their annual issues in the Capitol Visitor’s Center.

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    Republican Leaders on Health Care Reform

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) held a news conference to discuss their opposition to the health care proposal. 

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    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

    A preview of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center was held for the media prior to the December 2, 2008, opening, which marks the 145th anniversary of the raising of the statue on top of the…

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    Capitol Visitors Center

    Architects spoke about plans to build a visitors center and entrance to the U.S. Capitol. The underground facility would improve security, preserve the basic landscape design, and…

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