884Oct 29, 2013
Memorial Service for Speaker Tom Foley
House members and President Obama attended a memorial service in Statuary Hall for the late Speaker Thomas S. Foley.
135Jul 28, 2009
Dennis Hastert Portrait Unveiling
A portrait of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was unveiled in Statuary Hall. House leaders spoke about the effect that Rep. Hastert had on the office of the Speaker of the House and ...
294Jan 21, 2009
Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing
Former Representative Ray LaHood testified about his nomination to be secretary of transportation. In his remarks he said that transportation infrastructure projects would be a high priority of ...
63Jul 19, 2006
Congressional Retirement Reception
U.S. Capitol Historical Society held a reception to honor the retiring members of the 109th Congress.
Former Speaker of the House Foley spoke about opportunities for involvement after ...
49Jul 27, 2005
John J. Rhodes: Book Party
J. Brian Smith talked about his book John J. Rhodes: Man Of The House, published by Primer. John Rhodes served as the Republican representative for Arizona’s 1st Congressional ...
30Apr 18, 2005
At the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform a panel talked about voting technology and election administration. Among the issues they addressed were the use ...
11Nov 12, 2003
Representative Hastert talked about the role of speaker of the House at a conference on the changing nature of the speakership. He talked about his leadership style, experiences in office, and ...
73Sep 23, 2002
Continuity of Government after Attacks, Part 1
At a meeting of the Continuity of Government Commission formed by the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings institution, participants talked about the continuity of government following a ...
16Apr 24, 2002
Speaker Hastert was presented with the Wheaton College alumnus of the year award and honored for his service to America.
20Feb 7, 2001
107th Congress and the Bush Agenda
Former Republican leaders talked about how the close split in the 107th Congress and President Bush’s narrow win could determine how business gets done in the session. Rep. Upton ...
57Nov 15, 2000
Former Speaker Gingrich Portrait Unveiling
Former Republican House Speaker Michel hosted the unveiling of a portrait of former Republican House Speaker Gingrich who was praised for his leadership. Speaker Hastert and others also honored ...
69Feb 17, 2000
How Congress Affects Our Daily Lives
Participants spoke to students about how actions taken in Congress affect the daily lives of Americans. Among the issues they addressed were the government’s role in disaster relief, the ...
30Oct 13, 1999
Foley Portrait Unveiling
Participants reflected on the career of former Representative Foley in the House of Representatives. They honored him for his years of service and shared their memories of working with Foley in ...
20Feb 3, 1998
Salute to Congress Dinner
Lawmakers gathered for the annual congressional dinner at which Ms. Ivins presided as master of ceremonies. Speakers made humorous remarks about many aspects of life on Capitol Hill and ...
172Oct 29, 1997
Congressional Tribute to Bob Hope
Actor and comedian Bob Hope was honored by Congress by being recognized as an honorary member of the armed forces. Mr. Hope is famous for having entertained United States troops during ...
59Feb 4, 1997
State of the Union Address Preview
Former Reps. Foley and Michel talked about the circumstances surrounding the State of the Union address and their expectations for President Clinton’s speech. They also took ...
16Jan 28, 1997
Salute to Congress Dinner
Mr. Russert hosted the 53rd annual dinner honoring members of Congress. Former House Minority Leader Michel presented the Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress to George ...
18Sep 26, 1996
The Trouble with Washington: Congress
As part of a panel discussion titled, “The Trouble with Washington,” two former congressional leaders and Senator Cohen, who is retiring at the end of this year, discussed why the public ...
15Aug 1, 1996
Health Care Reform
Speaker Gingrich and other Republican House members talked with reporters about an agreement reached Wednesday on health care reform legislation. They took questions from the press.
45May 20, 1996
The Reagan Legacy: White House Years
Panelists discussed the President Reagan’s leadership abilities. They analyzed how he possessed both the motive, passion and spontanaiety to show leadership in the smallest and largest ...
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