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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies.

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    Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview

    American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2013 tree, an 88-foot Engelmann Spruce, came from Colville National Forest in Washington state.

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    History of Women in the U.S. Senate

    Female senators participated in a breakfast discussion moderated by Ms. Cokie Roberts. They talked about the history of women in the Senate and the book Nine and Counting: The…

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    Comity and Contention in Congress

    Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are…

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    2011 Freedom Award Ceremony

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society honored the lives and careers of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Representative John Dingell (D-MI) with the annual Freedom Award, which recognizes…

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    History of Old Senate Chamber

    Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, the Republican whip, spoke about the history of the Senate. He discussed the Old Senate Chamber, famous speeches and events that occurred there, and his…

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    2010 Census and Congressional Redistricting

    Former Republican and Democratic congressmen spoke about the 2010 Census, the redistricting process, and the outlook for the 112th Congress. They focused on the likely affect…

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    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Dinner

    Senators spoke at a dinner honoring the 196th anniversary of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and reminisced about their experiences on the committee. They also talked about the…

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    Representative Doris Matsui Oral History Interview

    Next, we feature U.S. Representative Doris Matsui of California who serves on the House Rules Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. During the Clinton…

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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S.…

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    Freedom Award Presentations

    Norman Ornstein presented the award to Richard Baker, who became the first Senate historian in 1975. An advocate for the openness of government, he drafted the Senate’s first rules…

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    Representative Mike Honda Oral History Interview

    American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Representative Mike Honda of…

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    Norman Mineta Oral History Interview

    Norman Mineta, a Democrat from California, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995, as Commerce Secretary for President Clinton, and Transportation Secretary for…

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    House Financial Services Committee Dinner

    Current and former members of the House Financial Services Committee attended a dinner in honor of the committee hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. The keynote speaker of…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Mr. Hantman, Representative Dennis Hastert, and eight-year old Micah Joe participated in the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree on the grounds of the Capitol…

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    Civil Rights Movement

    Representative John Lewis spoke about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as this year marks the 40th anniversary of that landmark legislation. Representative Lewis was a leading figure…

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    Congressional Retirement Reception

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society held a reception to honor the retiring members of the 109th Congress.

    Former Speaker of the House Foley spoke about opportunities for involvement after…

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    Freedom Award Ceremony

    Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist David Broder makes remarks upon being presented with the Freedom Award.

    The U.S. Capitol Society also unveils the official portrait of the 10th…

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    Retiring Members of Congress Tribute

    Congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony honoring retiring members of Congress. The speakers reminisced about retiring members, and praised them for their public service. A total…

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