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  • Alaskan Oil Spill
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    Alaskan Oil Spill

    Committee held hearings to review the environmental and maritime implications of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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  • Discussion on LongTerm Transportation Funding
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    Long-Term Transportation Funding

    Former Clinton administration Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), and Senator John Breaux (D-LA) moderated two panel discussions on long-term U.S.…

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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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  • Democratic Convention Evening Session
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    Democratic Convention Evening Session

    In the second day of the Democratic Convention, Rev. Jackson criticized Republicans and Colin Powell. Former Governor Cuomo scolded President Clinton for signing welfare reform legislation. House Minority Leader…

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  • Medicare Cost Control
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    Medicare Cost Control

    Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium support” plan, Medicare would no…

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  • US Senators Condemn 911 Terrorist Attacks 2001
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    Senate Session

    Senators delivered speeches regarding the terrorist attacks that occurred the day before, on September 11th, 2001. They issued a joint-resolution condemning the terrorist attack.

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  • Politicians and Lobbying
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    Politicians and Lobbying

    Former Senator Don Nickles and other former members of Congress talked about their decisions to enter the lobbying profession after a career in Congress. Each described their specific…

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  • The Berlin Airlift and the Cold War Pt 1
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    The Berlin Airlift and the Cold War Pt. 1

    Panelists discussed the lessons learned from the Cold War and the state of U.S.-German relations today. After their prepared remarks the panelists responded to questions from the audience.

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  • Medicare Legislation Vote
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    Medicare Legislation Vote

    Senators who had backed the Medicare prescription drug bill talked about its passage in the Senate earlier that day. They reiterated their support for the bill, and thanked the bill’s…

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  • Senate Democratic Leadership Elections
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    Senate Democratic Leadership Elections

    Newly elected Minority Leader Daschle and other Senate Democratic leaders talked to reporters about the Democratic agenda as a minority party. They also took questions from the press.…

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  • Tax Policy
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    Tax Policy

    Advisory Panel members and other experts testified about proposed reforms of the federal tax code. Topics included the Alternate Minimum Tax, simplification of the individual tax form, tax…

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  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    Former Senator Breaux moderated a discussion on health care reform with former HHS Secretaries Donna Shalala and Tommy Thompson. Secretaries Shalala and Thompson talked about pressing health care…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    S.J.Res. 2, S.Res. 11, and S.Res. 12 were introduced. S.Res. 11, to commend the Secretary General of the United Nations was passed, as well as S.Res. 12, calling upon President Gorbachev to…

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  • Report on Federal Tax Reform
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    Report on Federal Tax Reform

    Secretary Snow and members of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform spoke to reporters about the panel’s final report. Following Secretary Snow’s question and answer session,…

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  • Tax Reform Panel Final Meeting
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    Tax Reform Panel Final Meeting

    At a final meeting of an advisory panel on proposed tax reform, members discussed two plans for changes for federal income and corporate taxes. The first plan would simplify the current…

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  • Tax Reform Panel Final Meeting
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    Tax Reform Panel Final Meeting

    Panel members spoke to reporters about a final meeting of an advisory panel on proposed tax reform at which members discussed two plans for changes for federal income and corporate taxes.…

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  • Tax Reform Issues
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    Tax Reform Issues

    The President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform members met to discuss issues associated with tax reform. Among the topics they addressed were limitations on tax deductions for…

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  • What Americans Want in Health Care Reform
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    What Americans Want in Health Care Reform

    Former Senator Breaux and others presented a report on family health care entitled “What Americans Want in Health Care Reform” at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and…

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  • Congressional Agenda and Roberts Nomination
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    Congressional Agenda and Roberts Nomination

    Former Louisiana Senator Breaux and Senator Hatch spoke separately to reporters after appearing on CNN. They answered questions about the relief effort for Hurricane Katrina including the…

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  • Flat Tax
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    Flat Tax

    The President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform held a public meeting on specific options for federal tax reform. In the fourth panel, witnessed talked about the benefits of a flat…

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