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  • Senator Robert Byrd on the History of the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - Robert Byrd

    Senator Byrd (D-WV) spoke about the history of the Senate and its role in American society. He specifically discussed the powers and responsibilities bestowed on senators by the Constitution,…

  • The Capitol  US Senate
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    The Capitol: U.S. Senate

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building, tours, and personal…

  • emThe Senate 17891989em
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    The Senate: 1789-1989

    Senator Robert Byrd commemorated 200 years of Senate history in his recent book, The Senate: 1789-1989. The book consists of speeches Senator Byrd delivered on the floor of the Senate about…

  • Senator Byrd Portrait Unveiling
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    Senator Byrd Portrait Unveiling

    Senator Robert Byrd was honored as his portrait was unveiled in the Old Senate Chamber. He was praised by many present and former colleagues who shared reminiscences. Senator Byrd has…

  • Senate Bicentennial Session
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    Senate Bicentennial Session

    Senators commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution, and by extension the Senate. Members convened in the Old Senate Chamber before moving to the current Chamber. The…

  • Budget Reconciliation Debate
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    Budget Reconciliation Debate

    Before the Senate made its 35th roll call vote of the day to set a new record, Senator Byrd spoke about the day the old record occurred, June 16, 1964. On this day Senators cast 34 roll…

  • 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,…

  • US Capitol Bicentennial Celebration
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    U.S. Capitol Bicentennial Celebration

    Mr. Lamb emceed a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol celebrating the 200th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol. The ceremony came the night before the 200th anniversary which…

  • Strom Thurmond 90th Birthday Dinner
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    Strom Thurmond 90th Birthday Dinner

    Members of Congress and other prominent government officials paid tribute to Senator Strom Thurmond on his 90th birthday. The keynote speech was delivered by former President Richard Nixon. The…

  • Highlight of Bicentennial Joint Session
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    Highlight of Bicentennial Joint Session

    On March 2, 1989 a joint session of Congress was held in the House of Representatives chamber of the Capitol to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first meeting of Congress in New York…

  • Life and Career of Robert Byrd
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    Life and Career of Robert Byrd

    Senate Democratic leader Senator Byrd talked about his career in politics and his life influences that led him into public service. He will be stepping down as majority leader with the new…