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    Holocaust Memorial Museum Dedication

    “In Memoriam” 2016 continues with Nobel Laureate, peace activist and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. He died earlier this year at the age of 87. In April of 1993, Mr. Wiesel spoke at the…

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    A Look at NATO

    The House agenda for the upcoming week is outlined by majority leader Thomas Foley. Among the items to be considered are supplemental appropriations for 1989, the transfer of funds for anti-drug…

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    1992 State of the Union Address

    President Bush delivered the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

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    House Speakers Photo Opportunity

    Former House speakers gathered at a photo opportunity and answered questions from reporters.

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    1990 Federal Budget Deal

    Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in the…

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    1994 State of the Union Address

    President Clinton delivered his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. He highlighted his administration’s accomplishments during 1993 including passage of the…

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    1990 State of the Union Address

    The Senate met in joint session with the House of Representatives to hear President Bush’s State of the Union address. The president spoke of the changes in the world in the last year: the…

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    Ambassador Nominations

    Ambassadorial nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. in China, Japan, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic…

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    Governing in Times of Crisis

    Former Rep. Panetta conducted a discussion with former House Speakers Rep. Gingrich and Foley on the role of the U.S. House during national crises. They talked about some history of House…

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    Presidential Economic Address

    President Clinton announced his economic program in his first address to a joint session of Congress. He proposed a stringent system of tax increases and spending cuts intended to reduce the federal deficit…

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    1991 State of the Union Address

    In a State of the Union address given to a nation at war for the first time in nearly 20 years, President Bush tried to reassure Americans that the U.S. would win the war in the Persian Gulf and overcome domestic…

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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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    The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America

    Participants spoke about The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press, in which authors Norman J. Ornstein and…

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    Queen Elizabeth II Address to Congress

    Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain addressed a joint meeting of Congress during her 13-day visit to the United States, her first trip to the U.S. since 1976. In her remarks, she discussed "the spirit…

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    Boris Yeltsin Address to Congress

    Russian President Yeltsin addressed a joint meeting of Congress during his state visit to the United States. Arriving at the podium to chants of “Boris, Boris,” from the assembled…

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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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    Foley Speakership

    Former Representative Foley spoke about his experiences as speaker of the House of Representatives and the role of speaker. Following his remarks he and former colleagues talked about…

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    Israeli and Jordanian Leaders Addresses

    Jordan’s King Hussein and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin spoke at a joint session of U.S. Congress concerning their recently signed peace agreement which ended 46 years of war between…

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    Congressional Retirement Reception

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society held a reception to honor the retiring members of the 109th Congress. Former Speaker of the House Foley spoke about opportunities for involvement after retirement…

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    Republican Party Control of Congress

    The fifteenth hour of the 25th anniversary of viewer calls focused on the year 1994 and on the shift to Republican Party control of Congress. Guests talked about the impact of the Republican…

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