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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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    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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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    House Ways and Means Committee Dinner

    The Society held a dinner celebrating the history of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and the significant role it plays in American public finance and federal…

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    Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting

    In a lighting ceremony for the Capitol holiday tree, Congressional officials and others joined in holiday celebrations with traditional seasonal music. The tree came from the George…

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