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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. br/…

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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. br/ This panel took…

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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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    Congress at 225 Years

    Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford,…

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    C-SPAN - 35 Years - Timeline

    In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives was shown.

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    1954 Newsreel on Shooting in Congress

    A Universal-International News newsreel report on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor of the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican activists. Five members of Congress…

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    1954 Shooting in Congress

    A Universal-International News newsreel report was shown on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor of the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican activists. Five…

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    Memorial Service for Speaker Tom Foley

    House members and President Obama attended a memorial service in Statuary Hall for the late Speaker Thomas S. Foley.

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    Book Discussion on Tip and the Gipper

    Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” talked about his book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked, in which he recalled the working relationship between…

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    Opening of 82nd Congress

    This portion of a 1951 “News Magazine of the Screen” newsreel detailed the opening of the 82nd Congress.

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    The Caning of Charles Sumner

    Stephen Puleo talked about the background and aftermath of pro-slavery Representative Preston Brooks' assault on abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor. On May 22,…

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    U.S. Senator Key Pittman on Ice

    Retired State Archivist Guy Rocha talked about the story that U.S. Senator Key Pittman actually died before his last re-election and his body was kept on ice until after his victory was…

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    Senator Frank Lautenberg Funeral Service

    Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries delivered eulogies at the funeral service for Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died on June 3, 2013, at the age of 89. The service was…

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