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  • Governing  in Times of Crisis
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    Governing in Times of Crisis

    Former Rep. Panetta conducted a discussion with former House Speakers Rep. Gingrich and Foley on the role of the U.S. House during national crises. They talked about some history of House…

  • 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…

  • emThe Broken Branch How Congress Is Failing Americaem
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    The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America

    Participants spoke about The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press, in which authors Norman J. Ornstein and…

  • 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…

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  • Homeland Security Congressional Oversight
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    Homeland Security Congressional Oversight

    Moderated by General Boyd the participants talked about committee oversight of the component agencies that were brought together in the new Department of Homeland Security. There are…

  • Speakers of the House Conflict and Challenge
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    Speakers of the House: Conflict and Challenge

    Participants discussed the history of the House Speaker’s office and the challenges faced by the Speaker in the future. They also took questions from the audience of students.

  • House Appropriations Committee Dinner
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    House Appropriations Committee Dinner

    The Society honored the work of the House Appropriations Committee with speeches from its officers about the committee’s history. Rep. Young, chairman of the Appropriations Committee and…

  • 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.

  • Inside Congress
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    Inside Congress

    Coverage of the 104th Congress included a review of the week’s activities on Capitol Hill, visits with Congressional freshmen as they selected new offices, a warehouse tour by members of…

  • Congressional Continuity in the Event of an Attack
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    Congressional Continuity in the Event of an Attack

    Current and former congressional members met with scholars to discuss congressional continuity in the case of an attack. Representatives Cox and Frost mediated the event.

  • Supreme Court Term Limits Decision
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    Supreme Court Term Limits Decision

    Mr. Foley met with reporters to talk about the Supreme Court decision concerning the Arkansas term limits case. The court ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that states cannot limit service in…

  • House Speakers News Conference
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    House Speaker's News Conference

    During his last official daily news conference, House Speaker Foley reflected on the recent midterm elections, the incoming Congressional leadership, and the debate on the General Agreement…

  • Democratic Congressional Term Review
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    Democratic Congressional Term Review

    Democratic congressional leaders talked about the accomplishments of the 1994 congressional session and the 103rd Congress in general. After their remarks, they took questions from the…

  • YMCA Photograph Address
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    YMCA Photograph Address

    Speaker Foley sat for a photo with dozens of YMCA youth leaders and spoke briefly about a number of issues including the situation in North Korea, crime legislation, health care reform, and…

  • Speaker ONeill Remembrance
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    Speaker O'Neill Remembrance

    In an excerpt from the House floor, members spoke about their memories and told stories about the late Speaker, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill who died two weeks ago. He served as speaker for ten…

  • Congressional Term Limits
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    Congressional Term Limits

    Speaker Thomas Foley commented on the law suit he has brought against a Washington state law limiting congressional terms. He opposes term limits.

  • Congressional Session Review
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    Congressional Session Review

    The guests, the House leaders of their respective parties, reviewed the past session of the 103rd Congress. They responded to audience telephone calls. Topics included the relationships…

  • Congressional Session Review
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    Congressional Session Review

    In an end-of-session news conference, Democratic congressional leaders from both the House and the Senate briefed reporters on the accomplishments of the first year of the 103rd Congress. Senator…

  • Congressional Session Review
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    Congressional Session Review

    Democratic leaders briefed the press following a congressional leadership meeting with President Clinton concerning the accomplishments of the first year of the 103rd Congress. Senator…

  • 200th Anniversary Celebration US Capitol
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    200th Anniversary Celebration U.S. Capitol

    On the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, various speakers spoke on the historical significance of the U.S. Capitol and related personal vignettes. Following the other speakers,…

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