Henry Clay and the Role of Speaker of the House

Speaker of the House Boehner (R-OH) and former Speakers Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Dennis Hastert (R-IL) discussed their respective times in… read more

Speaker of the House Boehner (R-OH) and former Speakers Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Dennis Hastert (R-IL) discussed their respective times in the position, how the position has changed through the years, and examples of times they have been able to find beneficial compromise. The conversation focused on the legacy of Speaker Clay and the role of speaker of the house, but included comments on issues such as education, the economy, the debt limit, and Medicare. John Harwood moderated. 

“The Role of the Speaker of the House: A Tribute to Henry Clay” was the culminating event of the first Henry Clay Week in Lexington, Kentucky, held to honoring the 200th anniversary of Henry Clay becoming speaker of the United States House of Representatives in 1811. The program was held at Transylvania University in Haggin Auditorium. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
First Aired:
Jul 16, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 18, 2011

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  • Jul 16, 2011 | 10:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 17, 2011 | 5:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 18, 2011 | 6:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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