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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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    Dennis Hastert Portrait Unveiling

    A portrait of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was unveiled in Statuary Hall. House leaders spoke about the effect that Rep. Hastert had on the office of the Speaker of the…

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    Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Former Representative Ray LaHood testified about his nomination to be secretary of transportation. In his remarks he said that transportation infrastructure projects would be a high…

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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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    John J. Rhodes: Book Party

    J. Brian Smith talked about his book John J. Rhodes: Man Of The House, published by Primer. John Rhodes served as the Republican representative for Arizona’s 1st Congressional…

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    Voting Technology

    At the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform a panel talked about voting technology and election administration. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Luncheon Remarks

    Representative Hastert talked about the role of speaker of the House at a conference on the changing nature of the speakership. He talked about his leadership style, experiences in…

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    Continuity of Government after Attacks, Part 1

    At a meeting of the Continuity of Government Commission formed by the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings institution, participants talked about the continuity of government…

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    Award Banquet

    Speaker Hastert was presented with the Wheaton College alumnus of the year award and honored for his service to America.

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    107th Congress and the Bush Agenda

    Former Republican leaders talked about how the close split in the 107th Congress and President Bush’s narrow win could determine how business gets done in the…

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    Former Speaker Gingrich Portrait Unveiling

    Former Republican House Speaker Michel hosted the unveiling of a portrait of former Republican House Speaker Gingrich who was praised for his leadership. Speaker Hastert and others…

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    How Congress Affects Our Daily Lives

    Participants spoke to students about how actions taken in Congress affect the daily lives of Americans. Among the issues they addressed were the government’s role in disaster…

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    Foley Portrait Unveiling

    Participants reflected on the career of former Representative Foley in the House of Representatives. They honored him for his years of service and shared their memories of working with…

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    Salute to Congress Dinner

    Lawmakers gathered for the annual congressional dinner at which Ms. Ivins presided as master of ceremonies. Speakers made humorous remarks about many aspects of life on Capitol…

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    Congressional Tribute to Bob Hope

    Actor and comedian Bob Hope was honored by Congress by being recognized as an honorary member of the armed forces. Mr. Hope is famous for having entertained United States troops…

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    State of the Union Address Preview

    Former Reps. Foley and Michel talked about the circumstances surrounding the State of the Union address and their expectations for President Clinton’s speech. They also took…

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    Salute to Congress Dinner

    Mr. Russert hosted the 53rd annual dinner honoring members of Congress. Former House Minority Leader Michel presented the Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress to…

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    The Trouble with Washington: Congress

    As part of a panel discussion titled, “The Trouble with Washington,” two former congressional leaders and Senator Cohen, who is retiring at the end of this year, discussed why…

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    Health Care Reform

    Speaker Gingrich and other Republican House members talked with reporters about an agreement reached Wednesday on health care reform legislation. They took questions from the press.

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    The Reagan Legacy: White House Years

    Panelists discussed the President Reagan’s leadership abilities. They analyzed how he possessed both the motive, passion and spontanaiety to show leadership in the smallest and…

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