37Jul 23, 2013
Obstacles to Public Service
Former governors talked about the value of cooperation in public service.
The final two minutes of the program were cut off due to the Senate gaveling in.
153Mar 6, 2013
National Conversation on American Unity
Members of the Commission on Political Reform discussed the causes and consequences of extreme polarization of the American political process. The event opened with a video presentation ...
114Mar 6, 2013
Barriers to Public Service
Panelists talked about the future of public service. Topics included obstacles to public service, the impact of hyper-partisanship on young people’s attitudes toward holding public ...
391Apr 12, 2011
Dedication of Plaque Honoring Senator Bob Dole
Tom Brokaw emceed the dedication of plaque honoring Senator Bob Dole for his lifelong support of American Veterans and his instrumental role in establishing the World War II Memorial.
73Nov 9, 2010
Former cabinet officials and others spoke about the political climate in Washington and several proposals for some structural changes to organizations and legislative rules in order to promote more ...
529Jul 20, 2010
Role of Interior Department in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Past and present Department of the Interior secretaries testified on the department’s role in BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They also addressed past government regulation ...
1,028Dec 4, 2008
National Christmas Tree Lighting
President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse for the 2008 Pageant of Peace.
366Sep 18, 2008
Misconduct Involving Oil and Gas Royalty Collections
A hearing was held on reports from the Interior Department inspector general on misconduct involving oil and gas royalty collections. The reports alleged that employees helped to rig bids, ...
24Sep 2, 2008
Federal Response to Hurricane Gustav
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies held a media briefing on the federal response and actions to be taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.
133Jul 12, 2008
National Governors Association Opening Session
Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors participated ...
292Jul 12, 2008
National Governors Association: Innovation
Former President Clinton gave a keynote speech at the centennial meeting of the National Governors Association. In his remarks he talked about the NGA efforts over the past several years in the ...
798Dec 6, 2007
National Christmas Tree Lighting
President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening ceremonies on the Ellipse for the 84th annual Christmas Pageant of Peace.
325Nov 11, 2007
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony
The 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was observed with a Veterans Day ceremony at The Wall. Keynote addresses were given by Senator Chuck Hagel and General ...
71Oct 31, 2007
Preservation dignitaries celebrated the introduction of bipartisan legislation to permanently authorize the Preserve America and Save America’s Treasures programs, co-sponsored by Senators ...
65Jun 28, 2007
Status of the Bald Eagle
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne removed the American bald eagle, once nearly extinct, from the threatened species list at a ceremony near the Jefferson Memorial. The eagle was moved from the ...
30May 31, 2007
National Parks Initiatives
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and National Park Service Director Mary Bomar released their National Park Centennial Initiative report to President Bush “The Future of ...
360May 13, 2007
Jamestown 400th Anniversary Celebration
President Bush and other dignitaries addressed the large crowd at the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown. The president talked about the history of Jamestown ...
21Apr 30, 2007
Oil Drilling Proposal
Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne announced a proposal for expanded oil and natural gas development on the U.S. outer continental shelf. The U.S. will lease the outer continental shelf for ...
27Mar 8, 2007
Fiscal Year 2008 Interior Department Budget
Secretary Kempthorne testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of the Interior. Among the topics addressed were land management programs, operation of the National ...
65Sep 14, 2006
Energy and Environmental Policy
Secretary Kempthorne was interviewed about Interior Department issues. Topics included the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaskan wilderness ...
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