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    Senate Clerk Tribute by Majority Leader McConnell

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) paid tribute to Senate reading clerk Kathy Alvarez, who was retiring after 30 years with the Senate. Ms. Clark was the first female clerk in…

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first…

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    The Capitol Documentary on Senate Chamber

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    Senator Mitch McConnell Interview

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about the Senate’s history and meaning in a 2010 interview.

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    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie on Former Senate Majority Leaders

    As the Senate leadership changed with the convening of the 114th Congress, American History TV looked back at former Senate Majority Leaders Robert Byrd, Howard Baker, Bob Dole, and George…

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    The Capitol Documentary on House Chamber

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    Capitol Documentary on Senate Desks

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    David Hawkings on Congressional Operations

    David Hawkings talked about the day-to-day operations in the House and Senate and the role of different officials, including the parliamentarian, the clerk of the House, and sergeant at…

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    Capitol Documentary on House Chamber Symbols

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    Book Discussion on Working Congress

    Robert Mann talked about his book, Working Congress: A Guide for Senators, Representatives, and Citizens. He spoke at the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival, held on November 1 in downtown Baton…

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    Women in Congress, Part 2

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration News Conference

    Officials briefed reporters and responded to questions about the two-year, $60 million restoration project for the U.S. Capitol Dome. They talked about the completion of 52 miles of…

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    Congressional Career of Representative Frank Wolf

    Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA), who was retiring at the at the conclusion of his 17th term in office, talked about his 33 years in Congress. Topics included what he will miss about…

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Scaffolding Tour

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers led a tour of the scaffolding on the Capitol Dome and spoke to reporters about the process of restoring the building.

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    Midterm Election Results, Former Members of Congress Panel

    Former Representatives Tom Davis (R-VA) and Ted Strickland (D-OH) talked about how Congress had changed since their tenures, issues that may be addressed by the 114th Congress, and the 2016…

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    Congressional Duties and Proceedings

    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO) talked about the current congressional environment with the time in which they…

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    Congress and the End of Slavery

    Virginia Tech history professor Peter Wallensetin talked about the reconvening of Congress following the Civil War and how it attempted to address the end of slavery.…

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    Congressional History

    Panelists talked questions regarding the history of the United States Congress, such as when Senate floor leadership first emerged and the impact of party politics. This panel took place at…

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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to…

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