Phil Gramm

William Philip Gramm is an American economist and politician who represented Texas in both houses of Congress. Though he began his political career as a Democrat, Gramm switched to the Republican Party in 1983. Gramm was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1996 Republican Party presidential primaries against eventual nominee Bob Dole. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Phil Gramm has 1,067 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1981 House Highlight as a Republican Representative for Texas's 6th district. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 115 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1982 with an average of 2,182 views per program as a Democratic Representative for Texas's 6th district. Most appearances with Bob Dole (56), Newt Gingrich (29), Lamar Alexander (25). Most common tags: Gramm, Republican Party, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2009 - Present Vice Chair, UBS Investment Bank

Videos: 1 c. December 1, 2002 - Present Vice Chair, UBS Warburg

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U.S. Senator, R-TX January 6, 1985 - November 30, 2002 Videos: 1,060 U.S. Representative, R-TX 6th January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1985 Videos: 2 U.S. Representative, D-TX 6th January 3, 1979 - January 5, 1983 Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • <em>The Myth of American Inequality</em>

    The Myth of American Inequality

    Former Republican Senator Phil Gramm of Texas and co-author John Early took a critical look at economic inequality in the…

  • <em>Leader</em>


    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) talked about what went on behind-the-scenes during his time in Congress and…

  • Economic Growth Policies

    Economic Growth Policies

    Former Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX), a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, testified at a hearing on the economic…

  • Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19,…

  • Deregulation and the Financial Crisis

    Deregulation and the Financial Crisis

    Former Senator Phil Gramm talked about the role of deregulation in the current economic crisis. As chairman of the Senate…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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