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  • The Senate Chamber
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    The Senate Chamber

    C-SPAN toured the U.S. Senate Chamber, in use since 1859, to learn about its history, art, and artifacts, including the famous Senate desks.

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  • Bork Nomination Vote
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    Bork Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 5 to send the Judge Bork nomination to the Senate with a recommendation that it not consent to the appointment.

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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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  • Congress Celebrates 200th Anniversary
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    Congress Celebrates 200th Anniversary

    The House and Senate met jointly to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Congress. Remarks by leaders are followed by the unveiling of commemorative stamps.

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  • 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…

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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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  • Importance of the US Constitution
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    Importance of the U.S. Constitution

    The Shepherd University Foundation hosted the first annual Tom E. Moses Memorial lecture series. Senator Byrd, whose leadership added the appropriation act designating September 17th as…

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  • Reading of the US Constitution
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    Reading of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of Constitution Day, dignitaries and faculty and students of Georgetown University participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September…

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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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  • Mine Safety Company Panel
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    Mine Safety, Company Panel

    Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as the company’s safety record. Several questions also focused on the company’s…

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  • Mine Safety Experts Panel
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    Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine safety officials testified on proposals to invest in mine safety programs, focusing on efforts to prevent mine disasters. They focused on the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with two hours of tributes to Senator Robert Byrd. Thereafter the Senate resumed consideration of David Hamilton to the U.S. Circuit…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to proceed to the unemployment benefits extension bill and also confirmed Irene Berger to be U.S. district judge for the Southern District of West Virginia.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter returned to debate on the fiscal year 2010 Defense Programs Conference Report.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and then debated the Homeland Security Conference Report.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    Members approved a procedural vote to move forward with a House-Senate spending agreement for Energy Department and water projects.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate began with a period of morning business until 12:30 p.m., during which time Senators paid tribute to Senator Kennedy. Following morning business, the Senate resumed consideration of…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

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