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  • Discussion on the History of the House Ways and Means Committee
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    History of the House Ways and Means Committee

    House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and political commentator Cokie Roberts delivered remarks at a program celebrating the history of…

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  • John Lewis Freedom Award Ceremony
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    John Lewis Freedom Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) received the 2014 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Representative Lewis was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement during the…

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  • Comity and Contention in Congress
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    Comity and Contention in Congress

    Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are…

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  • Freedom Award Presentations
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    Freedom Award Presentations

    Norman Ornstein presented the award to Richard Baker, who became the first Senate historian in 1975. An advocate for the openness of government, he drafted the Senate’s first rules for…

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  • 2011 Freedom Award Ceremony
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    2011 Freedom Award Ceremony

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society honored the lives and careers of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Representative John Dingell (D-MI) with the annual Freedom Award, which recognizes…

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  • History of Old Senate Chamber
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    History of Old Senate Chamber

    Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, the Republican whip, spoke about the history of the Senate. He discussed the Old Senate Chamber, famous speeches and events that occurred there, and his experiences…

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  • 2010 Census and Congressional Redistricting
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    2010 Census and Congressional Redistricting

    Former Republican and Democratic congressmen spoke about the 2010 Census, the redistricting process, and the outlook for the 112th Congress. They focused on the likely affect redistricting…

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  • History of Women in the US Senate
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    History of Women in the U.S. Senate

    Female senators participated in a breakfast discussion moderated by Ms. Cokie Roberts. They talked about the history of women in the Senate and the book Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate issued in…

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  • Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Mr. Hantman, Representative Dennis Hastert, and eight-year old Micah Joe participated in the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree on the grounds of the Capitol building. The tree…

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  • Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting
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    Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting

    In a lighting ceremony for the Capitol holiday tree, Congressional officials and others joined in holiday celebrations with traditional seasonal music. The tree came from the George…

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  • Retiring Members of Congress Tribute
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    Retiring Members of Congress Tribute

    Congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony honoring retiring members of Congress. The speakers reminisced about retiring members, and praised them for their public service. A total of 41…

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  • 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…

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