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    Life and Career of Robert Michel

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    D-Day Remembered, Day 2

    On the 50th anniversary of D-Day, C-SPAN aired a special presentation highlighting its importance. During the second day of the special, a number of World War II veterans and war…

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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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    Memorial Service for Speaker Tom Foley

    House members and President Obama attended a memorial service in Statuary Hall for the late Speaker Thomas S. Foley.

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    Dennis Hastert Portrait Unveiling

    A portrait of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was unveiled in Statuary Hall. House leaders spoke about the effect that Rep. Hastert had on the office of the Speaker of the House and…

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    Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Former Representative Ray LaHood testified about his nomination to be secretary of transportation. In his remarks he said that transportation infrastructure projects would be a high priority of the Obama…

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    The Reagan Legacy: White House Years

    Panelists discussed the President Reagan’s leadership abilities. They analyzed how he possessed both the motive, passion and spontanaiety to show leadership in the smallest and largest…

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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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    House Session

    Elections for the 102nd Congress was shown. Rep. Foley (D-WA) was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rep. Gephardt (D-MO) and Rep. Michel (R-IL) were elected majority and…

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    House Session

    Elections for the 101st Congress was shown. Rep. Jim Wright (D-TX) was elected Speaker of the House. Party leaders were announced and an election of other House officers was held.

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    Voting Technology

    At the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform a panel talked about voting technology and election administration. Among the issues they addressed were the…

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    President Reagan's 83rd Birthday Celebration

    During a birthday celebration for former President Reagan, former Prime Minister Thatcher, former Senator Baker, Senator Dole, and others spoke about the accomplishments of the Reagan…

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    House Leaders Bid Farewell

    In excerpts from the House floor, House Speaker Foley and Minority Leader Michel saluted each other and said farewell to their colleagues. Representative Bonior also spoke.

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    Former Speaker Gingrich Portrait Unveiling

    Former Republican House Speaker Michel hosted the unveiling of a portrait of former Republican House Speaker Gingrich who was praised for his leadership. Speaker Hastert and others also…

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    Former Speaker O'Neill Funeral Service

    Numerous dignitaries, including former presidents Ford and Carter, attended the funeral mass for former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill. House Rules Committee Chairman Joseph Moakley, also a…

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    Award Banquet

    Speaker Hastert was presented with the Wheaton College alumnus of the year award and honored for his service to America.

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    107th Congress and the Bush Agenda

    Former Republican leaders talked about how the close split in the 107th Congress and President Bush’s narrow win could determine how business gets done in the session. Rep. Upton acted as…

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    How Congress Affects Our Daily Lives

    Participants spoke to students about how actions taken in Congress affect the daily lives of Americans. Among the issues they addressed were the government’s role in disaster relief, the…

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    Republican Contract with America Rally

    Republican members of Congress held a campaign rally promoting a policy agenda called “A Contract with America.” More than 300 Republican candidates and challengers attended the rally.

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    Foley Portrait Unveiling

    Participants reflected on the career of former Representative Foley in the House of Representatives. They honored him for his years of service and shared their memories of working with…

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