1,406Aug 20, 1989
The House Doorkeeper
House Doorkeeper James Molloy is interviewed about the duties of his job. Among these are supervising the doorpersons, publication and distribution, pages, cloakrooms, and document ...
180Apr 8, 1990
Presidential Powers and the Pocket Veto
Mr. Barr discussed the administration’s view of the Derrick legislation imposing limits on the presidential pocket veto. He argues that the Constitution insures the president’s ...
62Apr 30, 1989
Bipartisan Budget Agreement
The calendars for the upcoming week are presented for both the House and the Senate, with the Senate slating action on the budget resolution. Mr. Hilly and Mr. Swinehart discuss the ...
57Oct 10, 1989
History of the Senate
Senator Byrd discusses his recent book on the history of the U.S. Senate.
56Mar 12, 1990
Role of Congressional Press Secretaries
Panelists discussed the role of Capitol Hill press secretaries, how they do their jobs, and the relationship between congresspersons and reporters.
49Apr 8, 1990
Congressional Limits on Pocket Veto
Mr. Derrick discussed his proposed legislation to require the president to return a bill to Congress while the Congress was still in session. This would avoid a pocket veto while the ...
45Dec 21, 1989
Alan Frumin discusses the role of the Senate parliamentarian and his aides in advising the presiding officer of the Senate on parliamentary procedure. He also talks about specific Senate rules, ...
43Jun 17, 1990
Role of Congressional Staff
Mr. Trammell discussed the book The Almanac of the Unelected 1990. The book features Capitol Hill staffers who play important behind-the-scene roles.
39Aug 11, 1989
The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Henry Giugni discusses his many responsibilities. Among them are overseeing the day to day operations of the Capitol and maintaining security. Mr. Giugni ...
32Apr 17, 1990
Campaign Reform Proposals
The lively debate by Mr. Wertheimer, Ms. Miller and Mr. Stockmeyer centered around how capaign finances should be reformed and how to restore voter confidence in their elected ...
32Sep 17, 1989
Restrictions on Lobbyists
Mr. Marlowe discussed the reaction of Washington lobbyists to the
restrictions proposed by Sen. Byrd in his amendment to the Interior
appropriations bill. Footage was also ...
31Nov 9, 1989
Mr. Stewart discussed his position as secretary of the U.S. Senate.
His job description is the chief administrative and financial officer
of the Senate. His responsibilities were ...
30Oct 6, 1989
Clean Air Legislation
Mr. Grady discussed the Bush administration’s perspective on the work proceeding on Capitol Hill regarding clean air proposals.
29May 7, 1990
Representative Serrano discussed his experiences as a new member of Congress. He represents the New York 18th district, which encompasses the South Bronx and was sworn in in March.
28Apr 7, 1989
Military Base Closing Legislation
The House calendar for the upcoming week is outlined by Rep. Foley. The Senate schedule is announced by majority leader George Mitchell. Discussion ensues concerning the scheduling of ...
27Sep 3, 1989
Book Discussion on Bicameral Politics
Mr. Oleszek is the co-author of Bicameral Politics: Conference Committees in Congress. He discusses the role of the conference committee as a step in the legislative process.
23Jun 2, 1989
The Speakers' Role: An Historical Perspective
The House calendar for the upcoming week is given by Rep. Foley, with Rep. Michel inquiring about specific scheduling issues. Mr. Smock is interviewed concerning the history and ...
23Feb 4, 1990
In excerpts from the Senate and House floor sessions, leaders outlined the legislative agenda for the upcoming week.
22Jul 13, 1989
Appropriations for Independent Agencies
Rep. Traxler is chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies. A bill from his subcommittee is scheduled ...
22Feb 2, 1990
Clean Air Legislation
Panelists discussed the likelihood of clean air legislation being passed during the second session of the 101st Congress. Also discussed were the environmental, health, and implementation costs ...
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