William Proxmire

Edward William "Bill" Proxmire was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989, the longest term served by a Wisconsin senator. Wikipedia*

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William Proxmire has 215 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 Senate Highlight. The year with the most videos was 1988 with 138 videos. Most appearances with Charles Mathias (2), Elliot L. Richardson (2), Richard Kimball (2). Most common tags: Federal Budget, U.S. Economy, Campaigns.

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U.S. Senator, D-WI January 1, 1957 - January 1, 1989 Videos: 213

Recent Appearances

  • Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire

    Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire

    A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The program for the memorial…

  • Federal Spending

    Federal Spending

    Representatives of this new taxpayer advocacy group briefed reporters on a report examining federal spending. They also…

  • Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster

    Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster

    This was a news conference held by an organization called Action, Not Gridlock! It describes itself as a nonprofit…

  • Filibuster Reform

    Filibuster Reform

    Former legislators and administration officials spoke about the impact of filibusters in the U.S. Senate and the need for…

  • Government Waste

    Government Waste

    Former Senator Proxmire and Mr. Hodge discussed the issue of government waste, including examples of excessive government spending as well as…

  • Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 1

    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 1

    The committee heard testimony from members of Congress and the nominee in the confirmation hearing for Secretary-designate for…

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