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  • Funeral Service for Senator Claiborne Pell
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    Funeral Service for Senator Claiborne Pell

    A funeral service was held for former Senator Claiborne deBorda Pell, who died January 1, 2009, at the age of 90. The senator, who was active in the creation of the National Endowment for…

  • Jacqueline Onassis Graveside Ceremony
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    Jacqueline Onassis Graveside Ceremony

    President Clinton attended a burial service for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at Arlington National Cemetery. Reflecting on the life of Mrs. Onassis, the President said, "God gave her very…

  • Visit to Arlington National Cemetery
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    Visit to Arlington National Cemetery

    The President-Elect Bill Clinton visited the graves of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The president-elect was accompanied by Senator Edward Kennedy and other…

  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr Memorial Service
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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance man.…

  • Coretta Scott King Funeral
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    Coretta Scott King Funeral

    President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at the New Birth Missionary…

  • John Dingell 50th Anniversary Tribute
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    John Dingell 50th Anniversary Tribute

    Congressman Dingell marked 50 years in the U.S. House on December 13, 2005. Elected officials from Michigan, as well as Vice President Cheney and current members of congress, paid tribute in…

  • Democratic Convention Evening Session
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    Democratic Convention Evening Session

    On the final day of the Democratic National Convention at the United Center in Chicago, IL, party leaders, legislators and others talked about the Clinton presidential candidacy and his ability as a leader. Following a video tribute, President Clinton spoke about tax credits for…

  • Kennedy Presidency
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    Kennedy Presidency

    Former President Clinton spoke about the legacy of President John F. Kennedy and other topics. Among the topics he addressed were leadership, civil rights, and President Kennedy’s domestic…

  • Minimum Wage Legislation
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    Minimum Wage Legislation

    President Clinton and Democratic members of Congress called for legislation to raise the minimum wage. The president accused the Republican congressional leadership of “legislative game…

  • Patients Bill of Rights Rally
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    Patients Bill of Rights Rally

    President Bill Clinton and others offered support to legislation that would protect the rights of managed care recipients. They encouraged Congress to hold health insurance companies and…

  • Lane Kirkland Memorial Service
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    Lane Kirkland Memorial Service

    Participants gathered to pay homage to labor leader Lane Kirkland. President Clinton described him as “the very embodiment of the cause of freedom,” and praised him for his life’s work.

  • Education Issues
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    Education Issues

    President Clinton announced an initiative to expand the number and improve the quality of after school programs through federal grants. He argued that such programs reduce adolescent crime…

  • Higher Education Bill Signing
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    Higher Education Bill Signing

    President Clinton signed into law a higher education bill aimed at making colleges and universities more accessable to lower and middle income families. The bill also set forth a national…

  • IrishAmerican Award Presentation
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    Irish-American Award Presentation

    Mr. O’Dwyer presented President Clinton with an award from the Emerald Isle Immigration Center for his role in the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. The participants focused on the…

  • School Violence Prevention
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    School Violence Prevention

    President Clinton and others spoke on the importance of making schools a safe place for children to learn and develop. Some objectives were a zero tolerance for guns in schools, and the…

  • Women and Pay Equity
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    Women and Pay Equity

    President Clinton commemorated the 35th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the Equal Pay Act. He and other speakers urged passage of legislation to strengthen the laws that…

  • Medicare Rally
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    Medicare Rally

    President Clinton and congressional Democrats held a rally to gather support for the president’s Medicare expansion proposal. The proposal would allow people over 55 who have lost health…

  • Food Safety Legislation
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    Food Safety Legislation

    President Clinton announced his support for legislation on the safety of imported food. The bill would allow the Food and Drug Administration to ban the importation of fruits and vegetables…

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Gala
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    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Gala

    President Clinton greeted audience members as he entered the room. In his speech, he praised senators who are retiring and introduced House members who are running for Senate seats this…

  • Health Insurance Reform Signing
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    Health Insurance Reform Signing

    Congressional leaders and President Clinton spoke about the importance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which would help people maintain coverage when they change…

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