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  • Legacy of Jeannette Rankin
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    Legacy of Jeannette Rankin

    Jane Armstrong Hudiburg talked about the life and legacy of suffragist, pacifist and politician Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

  • J William Fulbright Collection
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    J. William Fulbright Collection

    The University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collection’s Joshua Youngblood showed various images, documents, and personal items from J. William Fulbright’s career as a U.S. Senator, internationalist, and…

  • First Federal Congress
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    First Federal Congress

    Journalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American Historical Association annual meeting. The panel talked about the nation’s founders, including…

  • Senator Richard Pettigrew
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    Senator Richard Pettigrew

    Bill Hoskins gave a tour of former Senator Richard Pettigrew’s home. Richard F. Pettigrew was South Dakota’s first U.S. Senator and played a vital role in the development of Sioux Falls. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • emJohn William McCormackem
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    John William McCormack

    Garrison Nelson talked about his book John William McCormack: A Political Biography, in which he recalls the life of John William McCormack, who served in the House of Representatives for…

  • Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich
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    Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich

    Speakers talked about the historical and political legacy of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA). Speakers focused on two papers by political scientists looking at what one participant called…

  • Trey Radel Discusses His Memoir emDemocrazyem
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    Former Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talked about his memoir, Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food. Mr. Radel resigned from Congress in 2014 after…

  • QA with Cate Lineberry
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    Q&A with Cate Lineberry

    Cate Lineberry talked about her book, Be Free or Die, about the life of Robert Smalls, a slave who escaped bondage during the Civil War and went on to become a member of the U.S. Congress.…

  • History of Committees in the US House
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    History of Committees in the U.S. House

    Speakers talked about the history of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 until the beginning of the Civil War. This program focuses on three papers by political scientists. The…

  • Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion
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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…

  • 150th Anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee
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    150th Anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senate Historian Betty Koed reflected on the committee’s history. Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the…

  • Senator Wayne Morse
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    Senator Wayne Morse

    Margaret Hallock shared the story of former Oregon U.S. Senator Wayne Morse. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Eugene, Oregon, from April…

  • Former Representative Trey Radel Democrazy
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    Former Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talked about his book Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food, in which he recounts his time in Congress and…

  • Senator Wendell Fords Life and Legacy
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    Senator Wendell Ford's Life and Legacy

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a lecture on Senator Wendell Ford (D-KY), who represented Kentucky in the U.S. Senate from 1974 to 1999. Senator McConnell focused on Senator…

  • Senator Barbara Boxer Discusses emThe Art of Toughem
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    The Art of Tough

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talked about her book The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, in which she recalls her life in politics. She spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage…

  • Discussion on Women in Congress
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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

  • US Marine Corps and Congress
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    U.S. Marine Corps and Congress

    Marine Corp University professor Nathan Packard talked about the relationship between the U.S. Marine Corps and Congress. This interview was recorded at American Historical Association’s…

  • Former House GOP Leader Bob Michel Remembered on Capitol Hill
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    Memorial Ceremony for Bob Michel

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and several other Republican and Democratic leaders celebrated the life and service of the late Representative Bob Michel…

  • Major General Arnold Punaro Discusses emOn War and Politicsem
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    On War and Politics

    Major General Arnold Punaro (Retired) talked about his book, On War and Politics: The Battlefield Inside Washington’s Beltway, about his life in the military and in Congress. Major General…

  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

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