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Leon E. Panetta

Leon Edward Panetta is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in several different public office positions, including the Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as a U.S. Representative from California. Wikipedia*

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Leon E. Panetta has 605 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1979 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for California's 16th district. The year with the most videos was 1989 with 66 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 6,729 views per program. Most appearances with Pete V. Domenici (29), Dick Gephardt (21), Martin E. Dempsey (20). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Budget Reconciliation, Department of Defense.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2019 - Present Chair, Panetta (Leon and Sylvia) Institute

Videos: 1 c. March 21, 2004 - Present Director, Panetta (Leon and Sylvia) Institute

Videos: 13 c. January 1, 2008 - Present Co-Chair, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Videos: 2 c. February 2, 2006 - Present Co-Chair, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative

Videos: 2 c. January 1, 2006 - Present Member, Iraq Study Group, U.S. Institute of Peace

Videos: 2 c. January 1, 2004 - Present Member, Review Board, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Videos: 1 c. February 27, 2003 - Present Chair, National Advisory Board, Center for National Policy

Videos: 3


Secretary, Department of Defense July 1, 2011 - February 27, 2013 Videos: 96 Director, Central Intelligence Agency February 13, 2009 - June 30, 2011 Videos: 13 Chief of Staff, White House July 17, 1994 - January 20, 1997 Videos: 113 Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare c. January 1, 1970 - c. December 31, 1970 Videos: 1 U.S. Representative, D-CA 16th January 3, 1977 - January 5, 1993 Videos: 289 Director, Office of Management and Budget January 21, 1993 - July 17, 1994 Videos: 53 U.S. Representative, D-CA 17th January 5, 1993 - January 22, 1993 Videos: 3 Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare c. January 1, 1969 - c. January 1, 1970 Videos: 0

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