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    The House Doorkeeper

    House Doorkeeper James Molloy is interviewed about the duties of his job. Among these are supervising the doorpersons, publication and distribution, pages, cloakrooms, and document…

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    Presidential Powers and the Pocket Veto

    Mr. Barr discussed the administration’s view of the Derrick legislation imposing limits on the presidential pocket veto. He argues that the Constitution insures the…

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    Role of Congressional Press Secretaries

    Panelists discussed the role of Capitol Hill press secretaries, how they do their jobs, and the relationship between congresspersons and reporters.

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    Bipartisan Budget Agreement

    The calendars for the upcoming week are presented for both the House and the Senate, with the Senate slating action on the budget resolution. Mr. Hilly and Mr. Swinehart…

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    History of the Senate

    Senator Byrd discusses his recent book on the history of the U.S. Senate.

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    Congressional Limits on Pocket Veto

    Mr. Derrick discussed his proposed legislation to require the president to return a bill to Congress while the Congress was still in session. This would avoid a pocket veto while…

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    The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms

    Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Henry Giugni discusses his many responsibilities. Among them are overseeing the day to day operations of the Capitol and maintaining…

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    Role of Congressional Staff

    Mr. Trammell discussed the book The Almanac of the Unelected 1990. The book features Capitol Hill staffers who play important behind-the-scene roles.

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    Senate Secretary

    Mr. Stewart discussed his position as secretary of the U.S. Senate.
    His job description is the chief administrative and financial officer
    of the Senate. His responsibilities were…

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    Capital Agenda

    Representative Serrano discussed his experiences as a new member of Congress. He represents the New York 18th district, which encompasses the South Bronx and was sworn in in March.

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    Campaign Reform Proposals

    The lively debate by Mr. Wertheimer, Ms. Miller and Mr. Stockmeyer centered around how capaign finances should be reformed and how to restore voter confidence in their…

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    Restrictions on Lobbyists

    Mr. Marlowe discussed the reaction of Washington lobbyists to the
    restrictions proposed by Sen. Byrd in his amendment to the Interior
    appropriations bill. Footage was also…

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    Book Discussion on Bicameral Politics

    Mr. Oleszek is the co-author of Bicameral Politics: Conference Committees in Congress. He discusses the role of the conference committee as a step in the legislative process.

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    Clean Air Legislation

    Mr. Grady discussed the Bush administration’s perspective on the work proceeding on Capitol Hill regarding clean air proposals.

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    Military Base Closing Legislation

    The House calendar for the upcoming week is outlined by Rep. Foley. The Senate schedule is announced by majority leader George Mitchell. Discussion ensues concerning the…

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    Security Preparations

    Discussed were the security preparations made for the president’s State of the Union address.

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    The Speakers' Role: An Historical Perspective

    The House calendar for the upcoming week is given by Rep. Foley, with Rep. Michel inquiring about specific scheduling issues. Mr. Smock is interviewed concerning the…

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    Capital Agenda

    Newly elected congressman Gene Taylor discusses his first few weeks in Washington. Rep. Taylor won a special election that was held after Rep. Larkin Smith (R-MS) died in a…

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    Clean Air Legislation

    Panelists discussed the likelihood of clean air legislation being passed during the second session of the 101st Congress. Also discussed were the environmental, health, and…

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    New York Congresswoman

    Rep. Molinari was elected March 20th in a special election in Staten Island, New York’s 14th congressional district. The seat was vacated by her father, Guy Molinari, who…

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