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    Foley Speakership

    Former Representative Foley spoke about his experiences as speaker of the House of Representatives and the role of speaker. Following his remarks he and former colleagues talked about…

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    Presidential-Congressional Relations in a New Century

    Pfiffner’s and Polsby’s topic was “President and Congress at the Turn of the Century: Structural Sources of Conflict.” Wayne’s topic was “Congress and Presidential Leadership.” Davidson’s topic was…

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    Presidential Mandates and Congressional Leadership

    Cohen’s topic is “The Impact of Campaign Message and Election Mandates on Presidential-Congressional Relations.” Oleszek’s topic is “Herding Cats: Presidential Coalition-Building in the Senate.” Fisher’s…

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    Measuring Presidential Success

    Thurber and Dulio’s topic is “Presidential-Congressional Relations and the Politics of the Appropriations Process.” Dietz’s topic is “Presidential Influence in Congress: New Solutions to Old…

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    The Impact of Television on Congress

    Walter Oleszek of the Congressional Research Service described how televising the House and Senate proceedings began. The panelists talked about the advantages and disadvantages of…

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    Congress in the 21st Century

    Participants talked about the possibility for changes in congressional institutions as the body entered the next millennium. They examined congressional behavior patterns, specially created…

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    Politics of Congressional Reform

    Panelists talked about congressional reform, including committee reform, changes in the rules of the House and Senate, debate and relationship civility, the nature of power and leadership…

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    House Rules Committee

    This Program aired multiple interviews and video vignettes on the evolution of the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives.

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    Senate Party Leaders of the 20th Century

    The Dirksen Congressional Center and the Senate Bicentennial Commission sponsored a forum on Senate party leaders of the 20th Century. Senators and scholars discussed Senate party leaders…

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    Perspectives on the 103rd Congress

    Mr. Duncan and Mr. Oleszek discussed the changes in the Senate and House of Representatives resulting from the 1992 elections, including possible changes in party leadership and the…

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    Language of Congress

    Walter Oleszek, Congressional Research Service explained the Language of Congress, terms and concepts involved in the legislative process are defined, discussed and illustrated with video…

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    Congressional Committees

    C-SPAN in the Classroom - Short Subject: Congressional Committees, examined the structure and function of standing committees, subcommittees, select and special committees, joint…

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    Bicameral Politics

    Mr. Oleszek is the co-author of Bicameral Politics: Conference Committees in Congress. He discusses the role of the conference committee as a step in the legislative process.

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