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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Senate Leader Lecture - George Mitchell

    Former Senator Mitchell spoke about democracy and the rule of law, particularly as they related to U.S. history and ancient history as well as the recent agreement reached in Northern…

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    Senate Leader Lecture - Bob Dole

    In often humorous remarks, former Senate Majority Leader Dole spoke about his Senate career, the collegial nature of the Senate, and several colleagues who influenced him. The senator also gives his…

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    Senate Leader Lecture - Howard Baker

    Howard Baker (R-TN), Senate majority leader from 1981 to 1985, offered his thoughts on Senate leadership and what made the chamber work. He also reflected on his first trip to the Senate in…

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    Senate Leader Lecture - Robert Byrd

    Senator Byrd (D-WV) spoke about the history of the Senate and its role in American society. He specifically discussed the powers and responsibilities bestowed on senators by the Constitution,…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

    15,968 views
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    Senate Leader Lecture

    Former Democratic Senator and Vice President Mondale described about his experiences in the Senate and the vice presidency. He also talked about the rules of debate in the Senate. This was the…

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    Ceremonial Swearing In for Senators

    Newly elected or re-elected senators posed with their families and the vice president for a photo opportunity depicting a swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

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    Former Senator Lott Portrait Unveiling

    A portrait of former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott was unveiled in the Old Senate Chamber. Current and former Congressional leaders and and former President Bill Clinton spoke about Senator…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Senators were shown being ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Cheney. The mock swearing-in ceremony was held in the Old Senate Chamber for family picture-taking.

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    Senator Tom Daschle Portrait Unveiling

    The U.S. Senate Commission on Art presented a portrait of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in the Old Senate Chamber. Current and former Senate leaders spoke about Senator…

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    Senate Leader Lecture

    President Ford spoke about his experience in Congress, his vice presidency, and presidency. Among the topics he addressed were American political history, campaign financing following the…

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    Senator Byrd Portrait Unveiling

    Senator Robert Byrd was honored as his portrait was unveiled in the Old Senate Chamber. He was praised by many present and former colleagues who shared reminiscences. Senator Byrd has…

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    Senator Bob Dole Portrait Unveiling

    A ceremony was held in the Old Senate Chamber to unveil the official portrait of former Republican Kansas Senator and Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole.

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    Senate Leader Lecture

    Mr. Mansfield, who served as Majority Leader from 1961 to 1977, spoke about civility in the U.S. Senate during his tenure. He quoted extensively from a speech on the floor he never made…

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    George Mitchell Portrait Unveiling

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid unveiled a portrait of former Senator George Mitchell. Former Senator Dole and Senators Stevens and Dodd also spoke…

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    Senate Mock Swearing-In Ceremony

    Some senators were shown being sworn in by Vice President Cheney. The mock swearing-in ceremony was held for family picture-taking.

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    Clinton Senate Mock Swearing-In

    President Clinton joined Senator Clinton as she posed for her official swearing-in photograph.

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    Senate Mock Swearing-In

    Some Senators were shown being sworn in by Vice President Gore. The mock swearing-in ceremony was held for family picture-taking.

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    Senate Mock Swearing-In

    Some Senators were shown being sworn in by Vice President Gore. The mock swearing-in ceremony was held for family picture-taking.

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