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David Ross Obey has 1,066 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1981 House Highlight. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 92 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1984 with an average of 7,214 views per program. Most appearances with Nancy Pelosi (20), Richard A. Gephardt (15), Steny Hoyer (10). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Democratic Party, Budget.

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U.S. Representative, D-WI 7th January 3, 1969 - January 4, 2011 Videos: 1,059

Recent Appearances

  • Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Three political scientists and two former members of Congress talked about their perspectives on congressional dysfunction…

  • Budget and Working with Congress

    Budget and Working with Congress

    A former congressional staffer, two former U.S. Representatives, and President George H.W. Bush’s chief of staff talked…

  • Federal Budget Process, Panel 1

    Federal Budget Process, Panel 1

    Former congressional leaders and cabinet officials talked about problems with and ways to reform the budget process. David Obey said…

  • 1990 Federal Budget Deal

    1990 Federal Budget Deal

    Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House approved a food safety bill that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) increased authority over food…

  • House Session, Part 2

    House Session, Part 2

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