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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,…

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  • 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…

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  • emRobert C Byrd  Child of the Appalachian Coalfieldsem
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    Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields

    Senator Byrd talked about his memoir Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields, published by West Virginia University. The book recounted the Senator’s life experiences from…

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  • Senator Robert Byrd on Congressional Service
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    Senator Robert Byrd on Congressional Service

    On November 18, 2009, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) became the longest serving Member of Congress having served in the House since 1953 and the Senate since 1958. He spoke briefly in the…

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  • The Senate  The Great Forum of Constitutional Liberty
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    The Senate: The Great Forum of Constitutional Liberty

    Senator Robert Byrd spoke about the early history of the Senate and about the reasons and purposes for various Senate procedures. He also spoke about his experiences while serving in the…

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  • Judicial Confirmation Compromise Agreement
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    Judicial Confirmation Compromise Agreement

    Democratic and Republican senators appeared in the Senate Television Gallery late in the day to announce that they had reached a compromise to avert the “nuclear option” on judicial…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Priscilla Owen as a judge for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Following a bipartisan compromise reached among 14 senators the previous…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Priscilla Owen as a judge for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She was the first of seven nominations which had been filibustered by the…

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  • Judicial Confirmation Process
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    Judicial Confirmation Process

    Senator Byrd and others spoke about the role of the filibuster rule in protecting minority rights in the U.S. Senate and providing a counterbalance to presidential power. They talked about the history of the filibuster…

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  • Federal Judicial Nominations
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    Federal Judicial Nominations

    Senator Byrd and other Democrats addressed MoveOn.org’s “Rally to Save the Courts.” They opposed the Republican “nuclear option” to remove the Senate rule requiring a two-thirds vote to stop a…

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  • Judicial Confirmation Process Review
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    Judicial Confirmation Process Review

    Senators and witnesses discussed possible changes to Senate rules governing filibusters and extended debate. At issue was the requirement that a 2/3 majority vote was needed to limit debate…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative session. Senator Jon Corzine read George Washington’s Farewell Address.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S1543-S1591 Measures Introduced: Four bills were introduced, as follows: S. 388-391. Page S1586 Washington’s Farewell Address: Senator Allen read Washington’s Farewell…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and Senator George Voinovich read President George Washington’s farewell address, an annual Senate event.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and Senator Mary Landrieu read President George Washington’s farewell address, an annual Senate event.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senator Bill Frist read President George Washington’s farewell address, an annual Senate event.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senator Craig Thomas read President George Washington’s Farewell Address to Congress. The Senate debated the Balance Budget Amendment.

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  • Senator Byrd Tribute
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    Senator Byrd Tribute

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  • Senator Byrd Tribute
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    Senator Byrd Tribute

    Speaking from the Independence Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Washington, DC, President Clinton recognized contributions of Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia at his tribute dinner. “He’s always been unfailingly kind…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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