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  • Comity and Contention in Congress
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    Comity and Contention in Congress

    Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are…

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  • US Debt and National Security Defense Department Perspective
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    U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they…

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  • House Session
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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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  • Education Issues
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    Education Issues

    Following a meeting with President bush about education, current and former legislators spoke to reporters about education reform.

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  • Representative Dixon Funeral
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    Representative Dixon Funeral

    Participants paid tribute to the late representative Dixon through their words and traditional religious music.

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  • Ann Richards Roast
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    Ann Richards Roast

    Humorists, entertainers, and Washington figures participated in lighthearted jests at Texas Governor Ann Richards' expense in the “roast” sponsored by Independent Action. Governor Richards defeated…

    643 views
  • House Majority Whip Election
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    House Majority Whip Election

    A group of House Democrats held a news conference to announce the election of Rep. David Bonior of Michigan to the position of House Majority Whip. Rep. Bonior was chief deputy whip for four…

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  • The 102nd Congress Democratic Perspective
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    The 102nd Congress: Democratic Perspective

    Rep. Gray, who previously had announced his retirement from Congress to assume the presidency of the United Negro College Fund effective September 1, 1991, spoke at the National Grocer Association’s…

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  • United Negro College Fund PresidentElect
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    United Negro College Fund President-Elect

    Rep. Gray announced his intention to resign his seat in the House of Representatives to become the president of the United Negro College Fund beginning September 1, 1991, at a news…

    60 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House agreed to the conference report on S. 64, to provide for the establishment of a National Commission for a Longer School Year. The House passed H.Res. 174, the Rule to consider…

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  • The 1991 Civil Rights Act
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    The 1991 Civil Rights Act

    The National Rainbow Coalition, in coordination with the Citizen Education Fund, held a conference in Washington entitled “Empowerment '92: A Call to Action.” The conference sponsored a forum on…

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  • Democratic Reaction to Vote on Civil Rights
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    Democratic Reaction to Vote on Civil Rights

    Democratic representatives held a press conference in the U.S. Capitol following the House vote on H.R. 1, the Civil Rights and Women’s Equity in Employment Act of 1991. The bill was passed on a…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    Representative Johnson of Texas was administered the oath of office by the Speaker. The Committee on Appropriations received permission to have until midnight to file reports on two bills: one…

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  • National Domestic Agenda for US Cities
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    National Domestic Agenda for U.S. Cities

    Mayors and Congressmen met in Washington to discuss domestic issues in the second Urban Summit. The first Urban Summit was held in the fall of 1990, when 35 mayors met to discuss methods to bring domestic…

    55 views
  • Democratic Leadership Council
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    Democratic Leadership Council

    Leaders of the Democratic Party continued discussion of the “New Choice Resolution” and other issues.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House and Senate met in a joint meeting to receive an address by Her Excellency Violeta Chamorro. The House agreed to H.Res. 124, electing Representative Edwards of Oklahoma to the…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The Speaker made appointments to the Office of Fair Employment Practices and the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission. The House voted to suspend the rules and pass S.534 and S. 565, authorizing the…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    It was ordered to consider under suspension the rules of H.R. 1047, the Veterans' Compensation Programs Improvements Act of 1991 and S. 534 and S.565, to award gold medals to Gen. H. Norman…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House introduced 51 public bills, two private bills, and nine resolutions. By a vote of 387 yeas to 23 nays, the House passed H.R. 355, to amend the Reclamation States Drought Assistance Act of…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed S. Con. Res. 2, supporting the United States presence in the Persian Gulf.

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