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    Global Climate Change

    Senator John Kerry and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about environmental policy and the threat of global climate change. Among the topics they debated were various…

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    Increasing Presidential Salary

    Witnesses testified about a proposed presidential pay increase from $200,000 to $400,000 which would take effect when the next president was sworn in in 2001. Former White House officials…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about recommendations made in the final report of the September 11 Commission. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence gathering and sharing, a proposal…

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    Presidential Appointments Process

    Participants talked about the presidential appointments, how the process is viewed by corporate leaders and other potential nominees, and the problems of finding willing…

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    Homeland Security Department

    Participants testified about potential legislation to reorganize the federal government in order to respond to terrorist acts on U.S. territory. Among the issues addressed were the…

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    Presidential Transition

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act in light of on-going contests to the election results in Florida. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Presidential Appointment Process

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    Presidential Appointment Process

    Participants talked about the appointment and nomination process, including the burdens on those seeking office, the process of background investigations, and the numbers of appointments to…

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    Government Achievements of the Past Fifty Years

    Participants talked about a survey of political scientists and historians which rated the top achievements of the federal government over the past 50 years. Among the issues addressed…

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    The Presidential Appointment Process

    Panelists talked about the presidential appointment process and about ways to make the process more efficient and less intrusive for the candidate. To that end they announced the…

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    National Public Service Report

    Participants talked about their report which provided a series of recommendations for reorganizing the federal government. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

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    In Pursuit of the Presidency

    Participants talked about various strategies to achieve the presidency and about other aspects of presidential campaigns. Among the issues they addressed were the importance of…

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    Senate Confirmation Process

    Former government officials and others talked about the confirmation process for presidential nominees. Among the topics they addressed were past battles over controversial…

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    Has Government Been Reinvented?

    The senators heard testimony on the success of “reinventing government” initiatives. 
    Issues raised included government inefficiency and waste, the problems of management,…

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    Presidential Gifts

    Witnesses testified about the inventory of official gifts to the president and the United States. They also talked about proposed legislation to change the methods by which gifts are…

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    Presidential Transitions

    Mr. Light talked about the challenges the new president will face in building a management team and the planning necessary to have a smooth transition. He responded to audience…

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    Staffing a New Administration

    Participants talked about the process of selecting candidates for presidential appointments and the process of developing a staff for the executive branch. Among the topics they…

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    Future of Public Service

    Mr. Hart talked about a recent survey of young Americans' attitudes toward government and public service. His remarks were followed by panelist remarks on the survey and changes…

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    Presidential Transition

    A panel of experts discussed the presidential transition and the impact of an as yet unknown winner on the process. They also talked about a new administration and answered questions…

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    Future of Competitive Sourcing

    Mr. Walker and Professor Light debated both sides of competitive sourcing, or, using outside sources to compete with some federal organizations to lower costs of purchasing or…

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