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    Presidential Transition

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act in light of on-going contests to the election results in Florida. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Presidential Appointment Process

    Participants talked about the appointment and nomination process, including the burdens on those seeking office, the process of background investigations, and the numbers of appointments to…

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    Staffing a New Administration

    Participants talked about the process of selecting candidates for presidential appointments and the process of developing a staff for the executive branch. Among the topics they addressed…

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    In Pursuit of the Presidency

    Participants talked about various strategies to achieve the presidency and about other aspects of presidential campaigns. Among the issues they addressed were the importance of presidential…

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    The Presidential Appointment Process

    Panelists talked about the presidential appointment process and about ways to make the process more efficient and less intrusive for the candidate. To that end they announced the creation…

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    Has Government Been Reinvented?

    The senators heard testimony on the success of “reinventing government” initiatives. Issues raised included government inefficiency and waste, the problems of management, and where reforms…

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    Government Achievements of the Past Fifty Years

    Participants talked about a survey of political scientists and historians which rated the top achievements of the federal government over the past 50 years. Among the issues addressed in…

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    Presidential Transition

    A panel of experts discussed the presidential transition and the impact of an as yet unknown winner on the process. They also talked about a new administration and answered questions from…

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    Presidential Appointments Process

    Participants talked about a letter they were sending to President Bill Clinton urging unprecedented steps to facilitate and accelerate the presidential transition. Following their remarks,…

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    Presidential Transitions

    Mr. Light talked about the challenges the new president will face in building a management team and the planning necessary to have a smooth transition. He responded to audience telephone…

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