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    NASA Budget and Mission

    Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and the…

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    Republican 2012 Presidential Primaries

    Republican 2012 presidential campaign staff members talked about the candidates. They focused on candidate’s strategy, messaging, and how key policy issues like the economy, health care, and…

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    Modern Congressional Partisanship

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX) and Robert Walker (R-PA) talked about partisanship in Congress.

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    Congressional Politics

    Former and current congressmen spoke to university students about the political climate in the 112th Congress and challenges facing legislators.

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    Role of Minority Party in Congress

    Former Congressmen Vic Fazio and Bob Walker talked about options for the Democrats to move their agenda forward after losing the House in midterm elections, and tactics the minority party…

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    Preserving Congressional Records

    Former members of Congress who took an active interest in maintaining their papers shared their observations. Historical records of Congress are housed at the Center for Legislative…

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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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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful legislative agenda. James Thurber…

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    Newt Gingrich: The Speakership

    Former Speaker Gingrich talked about the 1994 elections that gave the Republican Party a majority in the House and brought Mr. Gingrich to the position of Speaker. Among the other issues he…

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    Searches of Congressional Offices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the constitutionality of a raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on a congressional office while investigating possible corruption. Witnesses testified about…

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    Lobbying and Ethics Reform

    Participating by video feed from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, former U.S. Representative Robert Walker (R-PA) spoke about Congressional lobbying and ethics reform proposals, as well as their…

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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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    Gingrich Speakership

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

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    1994 Republican Contract with America

    Former U.S. Representative Walker talked about the 1994 Republican Contract with America. Today marks the 10-year anniversary of its unveiling and signature by over 300 Republican…

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    C-SPAN 25th Anniversary

    On March 19, 1979, C-SPAN began gavel-to-gavel coverage of the House of Representatives. Various guests talked about the 25th anniversary of cameras in the House, how Congress has adapted…

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    Space Flight Programs

    Mr. Walker spoke about the future of space exploration. Among the topics he addressed were recruiting and training new engineers and scientists, challenges facing the space program, and…

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    Congressional Restructuring

    Former House speakers Thomas Foley (1989-94) and Newt Gingrich (1995-98) recommended that the U.S. House establish a permanent standing Committee on Homeland Security to oversee the new…

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    Future of the Aerospace Industry

    Former members on a commission on the U.S. aerospace industry talked about the future of the industry and the impact of their report. Among the issues they addressed were the impact of a…

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    U.S. Postal Service Reform, Day 1

    Participants talked about operational, structural, and financial challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service. They also talked about potential legislative solutions and administrative reforms…

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