1,141Nov 28, 2012
1990 Federal Budget Deal
Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in ...
560Jul 23, 2009
Ambassadorial nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. in China, Japan, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of ...
277Jul 12, 2006
Book Discussion on The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America
Participants spoke about The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press, in which authors Norman J. Ornstein and ...
50Oct 8, 2005
Republican Party Control of Congress
The fifteenth hour of the 25th anniversary of viewer calls focused on the year 1994 and on the shift to Republican Party control of Congress. Guests talked about the impact of the Republican ...
10Jul 11, 2005
Congressional Intelligence Reform
The 9/11 Public Discourse Project sponsored a forum on congressional reform at the Wilson Center. Among the issues that participants addressed were the appropriations process and funding for ...
52Nov 30, 2004
Civil Rights Movement
Representative John Lewis spoke about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as this year marks the 40th anniversary of that landmark legislation. Representative Lewis was a leading figure during the ...
127Nov 12, 2003
Former Representative Foley spoke about his experiences as speaker of the House of Representatives and the role of speaker. Following his remarks he and former colleagues talked about issues ...
19Oct 28, 2003
House Appropriations Committee Dinner
The Society honored the work of the House Appropriations Committee with speeches from its officers about the committee’s history. Rep. Young, chairman of the Appropriations Committee ...
42Sep 9, 2003
Former House speakers Thomas Foley (1989-94) and Newt Gingrich (1995-98) recommended that the U.S. House establish a permanent standing Committee on Homeland Security to oversee the new ...
34Apr 17, 1997
President Bush's Relations with Congress
Scholars, journalists and members of the Bush administration discussed President Bush’s relations with a Congress controlled by Democratic majorities. Professors Conley, Kassop and ...
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 ...
82Oct 30, 1996
FDR Legacy in the Federalism Debate
Panelists discussed the proper role of local, state and federal government and President Franklin Roosevelt’s legacy in this debate. They examined how President Roosevelt expanded the ...
21Sep 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 ...
31Jul 3, 1996
Wednesday Smithsonian Anniversary Journal
59Jun 3, 1996
America's Role in Post-Cold War World
In the opening address of a two-day conference on the U.S. role in the post Cold War world, Mr. Foley spoke about the domestic implications of the end of the Cold War. He emphasized that ...
36Mar 20, 1996
Washington Wednesday Journal
25Nov 24, 1995
Washington Friday Journal
37Oct 27, 1995
Military Support for Humanitarian Emergencies
Participants discussed the issues involved in using U.S. military forces in humanitarian efforts, such as Bosnia, through a simulated situation in a fictional place in the Middle East in April 1998 ...
25Aug 6, 1995
Washington Sunday Journal
17May 22, 1995
Supreme Court Term Limits Decision
Mr. Foley met with reporters to talk about the Supreme Court decision concerning the Arkansas term limits case. The court ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that states cannot limit service in ...
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