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    Democratic National Convention Day 4 Evening

    Participants highlighted the life and career of Vice President Gore and spoke about his qualifications for the presidency as well as his visions for America. Vice President Gore then accepted the…

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    Senate Hearing on Alaskan Oil Spill

    The Senate Commerce Committee heard testimony from Exxon chair L.G. Rawl and others two weeks after the March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

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    Long-Term Transportation Funding

    Former Clinton administration Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), and Senator John Breaux (D-LA) moderated two panel discussions on long-term U.S.…

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    Comity and Contention in Congress

    Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are…

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    Democratic Convention Evening Session

    First Lady Hillary Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Former Governor Mario Cuomo (NY) and House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (MO) addressed the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The…

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    Medicare Cost Control

    Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium support” plan, Medicare would no…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Senators delivered speeches regarding the terrorist attacks that occurred the day before, on September 11th, 2001. They issued a joint-resolution condemning the terrorist attack.

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    Politicians and Lobbying

    Former Senator Don Nickles and other former members of Congress talked about their decisions to enter the lobbying profession after a career in Congress. Each described their specific…

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    Berlin Airlift and the Cold War, Part 2

    Panelists discussed the lessons learned from the Cold War and the current state of U.S.-German relations. After their prepared remarks the panelists responded to questions from the audience.

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    Space Shuttle Investigation and Space Policy Future

    Members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee heard testimony on the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, as well as recommendations for the future of space policy. In his…

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    Medicare Legislation Vote

    Senate Leaders who had backed the Medicare prescription drug bill talked about its passage in the Senate earlier that day. They reiterated their support for the bill, and thanked the bill’s…

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    Senate Democratic Leadership Elections

    Newly elected Minority Leader Daschle and other Senate Democratic leaders talked to reporters about the Democratic agenda as a minority party. They also took questions from the press.…

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    Health Care Reform

    Former Senator Breaux moderated a discussion on health care reform with former HHS Secretaries Donna Shalala and Tommy Thompson. Secretaries Shalala and Thompson talked about pressing health care…

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    Senate Session

    S.J.Res. 2, S.Res. 11, and S.Res. 12 were introduced. S.Res. 11, to commend the Secretary General of the United Nations was passed, as well as S.Res. 12, calling upon President Gorbachev to…

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    What Americans Want in Health Care Reform

    Former Senator Breaux and others presented a report on family health care entitled “What Americans Want in Health Care Reform” at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and…

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    Congressional Agenda and Roberts Nomination

    Former Louisiana Senator Breaux and Senator Hatch spoke separately to reporters after appearing on CNN. They answered questions about the relief effort for Hurricane Katrina including the…

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    News Conference

    The heads of President Bush’s panel on tax reform spoke with reporters after meeting with the president. They were joined by Secretary Snow who also attended the meeting. They hope to…

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    Vioxx Medication Withdrawal

    Senate Finance Committee members met with witnesses who testified about the approval process for new drugs at the Food and Drug Administration, the recent recall of the medication Vioxx,…

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    Senate Session

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    U.S. Ocean Policy

    Members of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy testified before the Senate Science Committee about their recommendations and findings. They asserted that the oceans are “in a state of crisis,” and spoke in detail about…

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