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  • emA Matter of Simple Justiceem
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    A Matter of Simple Justice

    Lee Stout, former president of the Society of American Archivists, recounts the Nixon administration’s success in promoting women to executive positions in the federal government. The…

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  • Barbara Franklin Oral History Interview
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    Barbara Franklin Oral History Interview

    Barbara Franklin talked about her work as a staff assistant to President Nixon from 1971 to 1973 leading the effort to recruit women for high-level government jobs and her relationship with…

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  • Barbara Franklin Oral History Interview
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    Barbara Franklin Oral History Interview

    Former Secretary of Commerce Barbara Franklin talked about her work as a staff assistant to President Nixon from 1971 to 1973. During her time in the Nixon administration she led the effort…

    220 views
  • The Legacy of Richard Nixon
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    The Legacy of Richard Nixon

    Former members of Richard Nixon’s administration discussed the legacy of the 37th president. Among their topics: President Nixon’s trip to China, his interest in the Native American community, and his…

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  • Monetary Policy
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    Monetary Policy

    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, talked about the state of the U.S. economy, the future of interest rates, indicators of economic growth, and monetary policy. Following his…

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  • Stock Market Issues
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    Stock Market Issues

    Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, former Representative Cox, talked about efforts to simplify federal securities regulations and enforcement, his role at the SEC, and other…

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  • US Monetary Policy
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    U.S. Monetary Policy

    Chairman Greenspan talked about U.S. monetary policy and foreign exchange rates. He encouraged fiscal restraint to reduce the federal budget deficit, and strongly condemned protectionism as…

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  • Corporate Accountability
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    Corporate Accountability

    Ms. Franklin talked about her perspective on the corporate accountability law recently signed by President Bush. She is a CEO and sits on five Boards of Directors. She also responded to…

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  • North American Free Trade Agreement
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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    One by one, senators, representatives, and current and former secretaries of commerce approached a microphone to voice their support for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).…

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  • US Trade Issues
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    U.S. Trade Issues

    Ms. Franklin spoke on her recent trip to China with a U.S. trade delegation, the recently signed North American Free Trade Agreement, and the economic agenda of the incoming Clinton…

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  • Exports and the American Economy
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    Exports and the American Economy

    Participants in a forum on U.S.-Japanese business relations spoke on methods to bring the U.S. and Japanese governments closely together to allow more U.S. exports to Japan. Ms. Franklin…

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  • Republican National Convention PM Session
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    Republican National Convention PM Session

    The evening session of the second day of the 1992 Republican National Convention featured speeches by administration officials promoting the programs and values of the Bush administration,…

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  • USRussia Business Summit
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    U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    President Bush and Russian President Yeltsin addressed the U.S.-Russia Business Summit in the Marriot Hotel in Washington, DC, to laud the new era of economic cooperation between the U.S. and…

    73 views
  • Department of Commerce Appropriations
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    Department of Commerce Appropriations

    Secretary Franklin testified about the budget of the Department of Commerce for fiscal year 1993. The department budget was approximately $3 billion for fiscal year 1992, more than half of…

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  • Commerce Secretary SwearingIn Ceremony
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    Commerce Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    Secretary Barbara Franklin was sworn in by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as Secretary of Commerce. President George H. W. Bush was present at the ceremony.

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  • Secretary of Commerce Confirmation Hearing
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    Secretary of Commerce Confirmation Hearing

    The committee heard testimony on the confirmation of Barbara Hackman Franklin as Secretary of Commerce. Ms. Franklin has been a supporter and financial backer of President Bush. She was…

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  • Commerce Secretary Nomination
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    Commerce Secretary Nomination

    President Bush announced the nomination of Barbara Franklin to be Secretary of Commerce, replacing Robert Mosbacher. Ms. Franklin is a long-time supporter of President Bush, and recently…

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