Senate Session

In the fourth of fourteen speeches opposing the line-item veto, Senator Byrd continued to outline how Roman Republican institutions applied the… read more

In the fourth of fourteen speeches opposing the line-item veto,

Senator Byrd continued to outline how Roman Republican institutions

applied the checks and balances and separation of powers principles.

He talked about three other executive offices, the interrex, the

Master of the Horse and the proconsul, which were all created to help

govern the Republic in various circumstances. Senator Byrd restated

the existence of a popular assembly that never challenged Senate

supremacy, especially over the purse. Lastly, he talked about how

the Romans eventually gained control over the entire Italian

peninsula through a series of wars with neighboring tribes and the

Greeks.

Senator Byrd’s speech takes place during the Senate Session at 9:22 to 10:24 a.m. close

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Program ID:
40960-1
Category:
Senate Proceeding
Format:
Senate Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 1993 | 8:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 25, 1993 | 8:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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