Bob Michel

Robert Henry 'Bob' Michel was an American Republican Party politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives for 38 years. He represented central Illinois' 18th congressional district, and was the GOP leader in Congress, serving as Minority Leader for the last 14 years of a decades-long era of Democratic Party dominance of the House. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Bob Michel has 693 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1981 House Highlight. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 116 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1994 with an average of 1,324 views per program. Most appearances with Newt Gingrich (71), Tom Foley (69), Bob Dole (62). Most common tags: Republican Party, Legislative Branch, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2006 - Present Co-Chairman, Capitol Alumni Program, U.S. Capitol Historical Society Videos: 1 c. September 20, 2002 - Present Member, Continuity of Government Commission Videos: 3


U.S. Representative, R-IL 18th View Map January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 677

Recent Appearances

  • Memorial Service for Speaker Tom Foley

    Memorial Service for Speaker Tom Foley

    House members and President Obama attended a memorial service in Statuary Hall for the late Speaker Thomas S. Foley.

  • Dennis Hastert Portrait Unveiling

    Dennis Hastert Portrait Unveiling

    A portrait of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was unveiled in Statuary Hall. House leaders spoke about the effect that…

  • Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Former Representative Ray LaHood testified about his nomination to be secretary of transportation. In his remarks he said that transportation…

  • Congressional Retirement Reception

    Congressional Retirement Reception

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society held a reception to honor the retiring members of the 109th Congress. Former Speaker of the House…

  • <em>John J. Rhodes</em>:  Book Party

    John J. Rhodes: Book Party

    J. Brian Smith talked about his book John J. Rhodes: Man Of The House, published by Primer. John Rhodes served as the Republican…

  • Voting Technology

    Voting Technology

    At the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform a panel talked about voting technology and…

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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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