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  • Address to Both Houses of Congress
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    Address to Both Houses of Congress

    Former Soviet President Gorbachev addressed both houses of Congress in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol to discuss the new global political scene following the Cold War. He called for new…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    Elections and swearing-in of the members for the 102nd Congress were shown. Rep. Foley (D-WA) was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rep. Gephardt (D-MO) and Rep. Michel…

    View in Congressional Chronicle409 views
  • Congressional Retirement Reception
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    Congressional Retirement Reception

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society held a reception to honor the retiring members of the 109th Congress. Former Speaker of the House Foley spoke about opportunities for involvement after retirement…

    119 views
  • House Leaders Bid Farewell
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    House Leaders Bid Farewell

    In excerpts from the House floor, House Speaker Foley and Minority Leader Michel saluted each other and said farewell to their colleagues. Representative Bonior also spoke.

    410 views
  • Former Speaker ONeill Funeral Service
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    Former Speaker O'Neill Funeral Service

    Numerous dignitaries, including former presidents Ford and Carter, attended the funeral mass for former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill. House Rules Committee Chairman Joseph Moakley, also a…

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  • Foley Portrait Unveiling
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    Foley Portrait Unveiling

    Participants reflected on the career of former Representative Foley in the House of Representatives. They honored him for his years of service and shared their memories of working with…

    44 views
  • State of the Union Address Preview
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    State of the Union Address Preview

    Former Representatives Tom Foley and Robert Michel talked about the circumstances surrounding the State of the Union address and their expectations for President Clinton’s speech. They also took…

    67 views
  • The Trouble with Washington Congress
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    The Trouble with Washington: Congress

    As part of a panel discussion titled, “The Trouble with Washington,” two former congressional leaders and Senator Cohen, who is retiring at the end of this year, discussed why the public…

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  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Washington Tuesday Journal
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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic…

    51 views
  • Former Speaker Knighthood
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    Former Speaker Knighthood

    Mr. Foley was awarded an honorary knighthood at the British Embassy in Washington. Queen Elizabeth ordered the knighthood in recognition of Mr. Foley’s service in the area of U.S.-British…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    Rep. Largent was sworn in as a member of the 103rd Congress.

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  • Campaign Almanac
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    Campaign Almanac

    Texas gubernatorial campaign coverage included background information on the state and candidates, the issues, and the status of the race. Campaign commercials released nationally by the…

    311 views
  • Campaign Almanac
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    Campaign Almanac

    Maryland gubernatorial and Georgia gubernatorial and congressional campaigns coverage included background on the states and the candidates, the issues and the status of the races.

    348 views
  • Salute to Bob Michel
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    Salute to Bob Michel

    Cokie Roberts and Charlie Gibson hosted the tribute to House Minority Leader Robert Michel of Illinois. First elected to Congress in 1957, Representative Michel served in World War II, and…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • House Floor Debate Schedule
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    House Floor Debate Schedule

    Representatives Gephardt and Michel spoke about the sending of crime legislation back to the conference committee to obtain a bill that could be passed.

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  • Crime Legislation Debate
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    Crime Legislation Debate

    House members took the floor and spoke about the rule on the crime legislation. House Republicans spoke against the bill because of the “pork” for larger cities. The majority of the House…

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  • Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards
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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards

    During an afternoon ceremony in the White House East Room, President Clinton presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom--the highest honor given to a civilian--to the following…

    1,102 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

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