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  • Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp
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    Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp

    Andrea Warren talked about her book, Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. Mr. Mineta joined the discussion…

  • Patriot Day Commemoration
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    Patriot Day Commemoration

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, hosted their annual Patriot Day Commemoration. Keynote speaker Norman Mineta, former transportation secretary…

  • Federal Highway Administrator Nominee Nicole Nason Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Federal Highway Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Nicole Nason, President Trump’s pick to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, testified at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works…

  • Heart Mountain Dedication Ceremony
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    Heart Mountain Dedication Ceremony

    Senator Daniel Inouye, a Medal of Honor recipient who served with the famed all-volunteer, Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was the keynote speaker at the dedication and…

  • Norman Mineta Oral History Interview
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    Norman Mineta Oral History Interview

    Former Secretary Norman Mineta was interviewed about congressional efforts to seek redress for Japanese Americans, such as his family who were forced from their homes by the federal…

  • Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers
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    Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez formally inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who worked on the Central Pacific Railroad between 1865 and 1869.…

  • Infrastructure Investments
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    Infrastructure Investments

    Witnesses testified on the ability of public-private partnerships to meet the nation’s infrastructure investment needs. Several legislative proposals have been introduced this Congress that would…

  • emShooting from the Lipem Book Party
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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests.…

  • Military Veterans on Diversity
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    Military Veterans on Diversity

    A panel of veterans shares personal accounts of their military service. Norman Mineta, a Japanese American, was a child when he was sent to an internment camp during World War II and later served…

  • Norman Mineta Oral History Interview
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    Norman Mineta Oral History Interview

    Norman Mineta, a Democrat from California, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995, as Commerce Secretary for President Clinton, and Transportation Secretary for…

  • Interview with Former Vice President Dick Cheney
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    Interview with Former Vice President Dick Cheney

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney gave his first interview since undergoing heart transplant surgery. He also took questions from student interns at the Washington Center. In his comments…

  • Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth
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    Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth

    Four former secretaries of Transportation held a roundtable on transportation, infrastructure repair, and economic growth at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.

  • US Infrastructure
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    U.S. Infrastructure

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, former Transportation Secretaries Norman Mineta and Samuel Skinner, and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell spoke to reporters following a meeting with…

  • Reading of the US Constitution
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    Reading of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of Constitution Day, dignitaries and faculty and students of Georgetown University participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September…

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
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    Presidential Medal of Freedom

    During a ceremony President Bush praised the recipients and presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the honorees as their citations were read. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s…

  • Attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon Reaction
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    Attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon Reaction

    Cabinet officials spoke to reporters about federal responses to attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Among the issues they addressed were law enforcements underway to…

  • Transportation Issues
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    Transportation Issues

    Prior to his official retirement, Secretary Mineta spoke about his tenure at the Department of Transportation and issues facing the transportation industry. Among the issues he addressed…

  • Passenger Car Fuel Economy Standards
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    Passenger Car Fuel Economy Standards

    Witnesses testified about proposed legilation giving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the authority to set new CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards for…

  • Department of Transportation Budget
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    Department of Transportation Budget

    Secretary Mineta and other transportation officials testified about budget requests for the Department of Transportation. Among the issues they addressed were requested spending increases…

  • Gridiron Dinner Stakeout
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    Gridiron Dinner Stakeout

    The Gridiron Club hosted its annual dinner in Washington attended by president Busy along with government officials, journalists, and celebrities. The guests were shown entering the…

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