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User Clip: Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA) & Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA)

H.R. 375 WOULD DESIGNATE THE FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE LOCATED IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, AS THE FRED D. THOMPSON FEDERAL… read more

H.R. 375 WOULD DESIGNATE THE FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE LOCATED IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, AS THE FRED D. THOMPSON FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE. I'D LIKE TO THANK THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TENNESSEE, MRS. BLACKBURN, FOR HER LEADERSHIP ON THIS LEGISLATION. SENATOR THOMPSON WAS RESPECTED FOR HIS WORK AS A LAWYER AND ACTOR AND A UNITED STATES SENATOR. THIS LEGISLATION IS A FITTING TRIBUTE THAT I AM HONORED TO BRING TO THE FLOOR TODAY. FRED THOMPSON FIRST MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF HE WAS AN ASSISTANT YOU ATTORNEY FROM 1969 TO 1972. THAT BROUGHT HIM TO THE NATIONAL STAGE IN HIS SUBSEQUENT POSITION AS SPECIAL COUNSEL ON A NUMBER OF SENATE COMMITTEES, MOST NOTABLY AS MINORITY COUNSEL ON THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES KNOWN AS THE WATERGATE COMMITTEE. IT WAS THEN HE FRAMED SENATOR BAKER'S NOW FAMOUS QUESTION, WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT NOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT IN REGARDS TO THE WATERGATE CONTROVERSY. THOMPSON ASKED AN EVEN MORE IMPORTANT QUES close

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