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    1990 Federal Budget Deal

    Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major…

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    Ambassador Nominations

    Ambassadorial nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. in China, Japan, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic…

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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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    Book Discussion on The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America

    Participants spoke about The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press, in which authors Norman J. Ornstein and…

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    Republican Party Control of Congress

    The fifteenth hour of the 25th anniversary of viewer calls focused on the year 1994 and on the shift to Republican Party control of Congress. Guests talked about the impact of the…

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    Congressional Intelligence Reform

    The 9/11 Public Discourse Project sponsored a forum on congressional reform at the Wilson Center. Among the issues that participants addressed were the appropriations process and…

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    Homeland Security Congressional Oversight

    Moderated by General Boyd the participants talked about committee oversight of the component agencies that were brought together in the new Department of Homeland Security. There are…

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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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    House Appropriations Committee Dinner

    The Society honored the work of the House Appropriations Committee with speeches from its officers about the committee’s history. Rep. Young, chairman of the Appropriations…

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    Foley Speakership

    Former Representative Foley spoke about his experiences as speaker of the House of Representatives and the role of speaker. Following his remarks he and former colleagues talked about…

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    House Speakers Photo Opportunity

    Former House speakers gathered at a photo opportunity and answered questions from reporters.

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    Congressional Restructuring

    Former House speakers Thomas Foley (1989-94) and Newt Gingrich (1995-98) recommended that the U.S. House establish a permanent standing Committee on Homeland Security to oversee the new…

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    Governing in Times of Crisis

    Former Rep. Panetta conducted a discussion with former House Speakers Rep. Gingrich and Foley on the role of the U.S. House during national crises. They talked about some…

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    Permanent Campaign Conference

    The panelists talked about the permanent campaign, including existence, manifestations, and implications. The permanent campaign refers to a governing style that relies on strategies…

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    Congressional Continuity in the Event of an Attack

    Current and former congressional members met with scholars to discuss congressional continuity in the case of an attack. Representatives Cox and Frost mediated the event.

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Mr. Sanger moderated a panel on relations between the U.S. and Japan. Among the topics addressed were the relative strengths of the two economies, the historic relationship…

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    News Review

    Ambassador and Mrs. Foley talked about their political experiences in Washington, DC and other current event issues. They also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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    Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China

    Following a meeting with President Clinton, current and former officials spoke to reporters about the meeting and about the need to grant permanent normal trade relations with…

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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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    U.S.-Japanese Relations

    Mr. Foley discussed the U.S. visit by Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi. The purpose of the trip was to ask for financial investment in Japan’s failing…

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