146,134Sep 17, 2009
House Speaker News Conference
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave her weekly legislative briefing to the press. In her remarks she welcomed health-care legislation released by Senate Finance Committee as a step ...
113,353Feb 23, 2009
Federal Economic Aid to States
Following their meeting with the president, governors spoke to the media outside the White House about economic recovery efforts and federal assistance to states as part of a national effort to ...
58,902May 2, 2011
Drake v. Obama Oral Arguments
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Drake v. Obama, a case questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States and is eligible to serve as ...
52,054Aug 5, 1993
Budget Reconciliation Legislation
House Republican leaders spoke in a news conference shortly after the House of Representatives passed the president’s budget program by a narrow margin. The members expressed their ...
50,341Jan 6, 2011
House Republican Agenda
House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke to reporters about the House Republican agenda for the 112th Congress. They talked about their efforts to repeal the health care ...
44,064Feb 15, 2010
Senator Bayh (D-IN) Retirement Announcement
Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) announced today he will not seek a third term to the United States Senate. At a news conference at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), he ...
42,486May 9, 2011
Federal Debt Ceiling and Debt
A group of tea party activists led by William Temple, chair of Freedom Jamboree and the Tea Party National Straw Poll Convention, held a press conference targeting House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), ...
35,398Jun 16, 2011
Defense Department Briefing
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen briefed reporters. Secretary Gates, who was participating in his last press conference before his retirement at ...
32,043Feb 23, 2012
New State Voter Identification Laws
Civil rights experts talked about the current status and impact of new state voter identification laws. Hans Von Spakovsky said the laws do not suppress voter turnout and help address the ...
30,232Dec 12, 2000
Bush Campaign Reaction
Secretary Baker said Governor Bush and Secretary Cheney were pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 10:00 p.m. decision that there were constitutional problems with the vote recount ordered by ...
29,618Jul 15, 1987
Clinton Declines Candidacy
Governor Clinton announced that he will not seek the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.
27,679Jan 13, 1993
October Surprise Task Force Final Report
Members of a House task force spoke in a news conference to announce the results of their investigation into the “October Surprise” in 1980. The task force found no truth to the ...
25,940Aug 4, 1993
Budget Reconciliation Legislation
Senate Republicans spoke in a news conference to announce their opposition to the president’s economic plan scheduled to be voted on by the House and Senate later in the week. The ...
22,721Apr 16, 2012
Federal Income Tax Policy
Participants spoke to reporters about tax policy and federal spending levels. They also answered questions from reporters.
15,903Feb 9, 2012
Health Care Law Contraceptive Rule
Students enrolled at Catholic universities spoke in support of the Obama administration ruling on a provision of the 2010 health care law. It required church-affiliated employers to cover ...
14,926Dec 23, 2009
Budgetary Impact of Health Care Legislation
Senate Republicans talked about the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the health care proposal currently under debate in the Senate.
13,781Feb 22, 2013
News Conference on Gun Control
African-American activists spoke out against proposed gun control laws at a news conference in response to concerns shared by black conservatives that proposed legislation in the Senate would ...
12,964Oct 11, 2011
Governor Christie Presidential Candidate Endorsement
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney for president at a campaign event in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
12,277Nov 18, 2004
Smithsonian Exhibit Donation
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld presented the “Puffy Shirt,” made famous during his long-running television series, to the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History Pop Culture Collection.
11,333Sep 28, 1987
Schroeder News Conference
Representative Schroeder announced in her home district of Denver that she would not seek the Democratic nomination for president of the U.S. in 1988.
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