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  • House Leaders China Resolution
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    House Leaders China Resolution

    House leaders spoke with reporters in the days after the Tiananmen Square protests about a resolution condemning the execution of those who had participated in the peaceful protests.…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Nelson Mandela was honored by American leaders for his effort to promote racial equality in South Africa. They praised him for continual work for freedom and the end to apartheid. For his…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Awards
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    Congressional Gold Medal Awards

    Former President Gerald and Mrs. Betty Ford were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal Award for their service to the nation. Former President Ford was honored for healing the nation after…

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  • Address to Both Houses of Congress
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    Address to Both Houses of Congress

    Former Soviet President Gorbachev addressed both houses of Congress in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol to discuss the new global political scene following the Cold War. He called for new…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congress honored Rosa Parks for her courage when she defied authority by refusing to relinquish her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955 and her advocacy of civil rights since then. Ms. Parks…

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  • Republican Contract with America
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    Republican "Contract with America"

    Democratic leaders criticized the Republican agenda in several respects, including their cuts to social programs and delay in passing appropriations bills. They also answered reporters'…

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  • Armey Portrait Unveiling
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    Armey Portrait Unveiling

    A ceremony was held to unveil the portrait of former House Majority Leader Armey. A number of Rep. Armey’s former colleagues made brief speeches praising his work and accomplishments. The…

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  • Minority Leader Ceremonial SwearingIn
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    Minority Leader Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Representative Pelosi took a ceremonial oath of office prior to the opening of the new Congress. She became the first woman to become a party leader and would be assuming the…

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  • House Minority Leader Announcement
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    House Minority Leader Announcement

    Rep. Pelosi announced that she was elected House Minority Leader for the 108th Congress, and Rep. Spratt was elected Assistant Minority Leader. Rep. Gephardt and Rep. Spratt made brief…

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  • Enron Tax Break
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    Enron Tax Break

    Representative spoke to reporters about the state of the economy and the impact of Republican tax cuts for corporations. He specifically tax cuts given to Enron which subsequently failed.…

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  • House Minority Leader News Conference
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    House Minority Leader News Conference

    Representative Gephardt talked to reporters about consideration of a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq. Following his remarks he answered questions from the reporters.

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  • Senate Majority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Majority Leader News Conference

    Senator Daschle and Representative Gephardt talked about a number of issues including policy toward Iraq, homeland security, the economy, and recent unemployment numbers. Following brief…

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  • Corporate Accountability
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    Corporate Accountability

    Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about corporate accountability and the state of the economy as a result of several business scandals. Mr. Vivien also spoke about his economic losses…

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  • House Minority Leader News Conference
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    House Minority Leader News Conference

    Representative Gephardt talked to reporters about a number of issues including corporate accountability, the state of the U.S. Economy, homeland security, and election year politics.…

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    Democratic leaders talked to reporters about Republican plans to privatize Social Security, the state of the economy, and corporate accountability. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • House Minority Leader News Conference
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    House Minority Leader News Conference

    Representative Gephardt spoke to reporters about business accounting practices, regulation of the industry under Republican rule of the House, as well as the creation of a Department of…

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  • Investors Bill of Rights
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    Investors Bill of Rights

    On the same day the president spoke to business leaders about corporate responsibility, Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about recent business failures and accounting scandals. They…

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  • House Minority Leader News Conference
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    House Minority Leader News Conference

    Representative Gephardt talked to reporters about the legislative agenda, legislation on pensions and insurance, and violence in the Middle East. Following his remarks he answered questions…

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  • Proposed Homeland Security Department
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    Proposed Homeland Security Department

    Mr. Ridge and Congressional leaders spoke to reporters about the president’s proposal to form an new Department of Homeland Security and future reorganization of the federal government.…

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  • House Minority Leader News Conference
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    House Minority Leader News Conference

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