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    War Powers

    Former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-OK) and former Chief Assistant New York U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy talked about the constitutional war powers of the executive and legislative…

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    Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Three political scientists and two former members of Congress talked about their perspectives on congressional dysfunction and the possibilities for reform on Capitol Hill. This roundtable…

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    The Parties Versus the People

    Mickey Edwards, former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma (1977-1992), argues that America’s political parties have obtained too much power. He posits that the parties have…

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    Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers

    Ray Smock, Former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a discussion with former members of congress about making their personal congressional papers publicly available. Two…

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    Establishment of the Legislative Branch

    Linda Monk and Mickey Edwards talked about the origins of the legislative branch and the roles and responsibilities of Congress. James Thurber moderated. The panelists responded to questions from…

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    Mickey Edwards Remarks

    Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards spoke about the relationship between the president and Congress. Among the issues he addressed were the prescribed roles of the executive and…

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    Perspectives on American Democracy

    The Center for American Progress and American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies hosted a one day symposium on “Checks and Balances, Perspectives on American Democracy…

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    House Session

    Elections for the 101st Congress was shown. Rep. Jim Wright (D-TX) was elected Speaker of the House. Party leaders were announced and an election of other House officers was held.

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Opening Session

    After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the executive branch and also evaluation of the work of Congress. Topics included legal…

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    Lobbying Rule Changes

    The House Rules Committee held an original jurisdiction hearing on revising the lobbying gift and travel rules. Topics included transparency, banning gifts from lobbyists, and measuring the…

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    Lobbying Reform

    Former Representative Edwards (R-OK) talked about lobbying reform, ethics, and legislative solutions suggested by House and Senate Democrats and Republicans. He defended lobbying as a…

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    Lobbying and Congressional Ethics

    Mr. Lilly moderated a panel on political lobbying and congressional ethics. Among the topics they addressed were the recent scandal involving republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his…

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    House Session

    H.R. 5368: A bill to make appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs. H.R. 5504: A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Defense. H.C.Res.…

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    House Session

    The House of Representatives debated legislation. The Speaker of the House made a series of appointments and The Minority Leader appointed employees of the House to the review panel of the…

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    Congress in the 90's

    The American Enterprise Institute held a conference about Congress in the 1990s. Speakers included Fmr. President Gerald Ford, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) and Rep.…

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    Congressional Ethics and Pay Raise Bill

    House leaders spoke to reporters after party caucuses where they discussed the Ethics Reform Act, which raises members' salaries and tightens ethics rules that allow lawmakers to earn…

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    Congressional Reform Task Force

    House Republican leaders held a news conference that announces its plan of reforming the rules and procedures of the U.S House of Representatives.

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    House GOP Caucus to Nominate Speaker

    The House Republicans meet in caucus to nominate Rep. Robert Michel (R-IL) as their nominee for Speaker of the House. After the meeting, Rep. Bob Michel (R-IL) and Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA)…

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    Election of Officers & Organizational Mtg.