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Leon E. Panetta

Leon Edward Panetta is an American politician who has served in several different public office positions, such as 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. A Democrat, Panetta was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993, served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1994, and as President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997. Wikipedia*

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Leon E. Panetta has 591 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1981 House Highlight as a Democratic Representative for California's 16th district. The year with the most videos was 1989 with 64 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 6,346 views per program as a Secretary for the Department of Defense. Most appearances with Pete V. Domenici (28), Richard A. 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: 87 Director, Central Intelligence Agency February 13, 2009 - June 30, 2011 Videos: 13 Chief of Staff, White House July 17, 1994 - January 20, 1997 Videos: 112 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 4, 1993 Videos: 285 Director, Office of Management and Budget January 21, 1993 - July 17, 1994 Videos: 53 U.S. Representative, D-CA 17th View Map 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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