Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 1893 - 2008. Video Recordings Documenting the Activities and Meetings of the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. 2/10/1994 - 12/14/1994. Hearing. No. 3, Third meeting, public hearing
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Eligio "Kika" de la Garza II (September 22, 1927 – March 13, 2017) was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the U.S. Representative for the 15th congressional district of Texas from January 3, 1965, to January 3, 1997. Born in Mercedes, Texas and raised in Mission, Texas, he graduated from Mission High School before serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. He continued his education at Edinburg Junior College and the U.S. Army Field Artillery School in For...
John David Dingell Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1955 until 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he holds the record for longest-ever serving member of Congress in American history, representing Michigan for more than 59 years. He most recently served as the representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district. A longtime member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Dingell ...
Former United States Senator Alan Kooi Simpson was born September 2, 1931, in Denver, Colorado, the second son of former Wyoming Governor and U.S. Senator Milward Lee Simpson and Lorna Kooi Simpson. He attended public schools in Cody, Wyoming, and spent a post-graduate year at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, before entering college. He entered the University of Wyoming in 1950 and received a bachelor of science in law degree in 1954. While at the university, he was ...
Downey, Thomas Joseph, a Representative from New York ; born in Ozone Park, Queens County, N.Y., January 28, 1949; attended public schools in West Islip, N.Y.; B.S., Cornell University, 1970; St. John's University Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1972-1974; J.D., American University, 1979; served as Suffolk County (N.Y.) Legislator, 1972-1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the eight succedding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3,...
Peter George Peterson (b. 1926) was an investment company executive and government official. He served as Assistant to President Kennedy for International Economic Affairs from 1961 to 1963, and he was Secretary of Commerce during the Nixon administration, from 1972 to 1973. He also served as Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs under President Nixon, and was Executive Director of the Council on International Economic Policy (CIEP). From the description of Pe...
Harry Mason Reid, Jr. (December 2, 1939 - December 28, 2021) was a retired American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017. He led the Senate's Democratic Conference from 2005 to 2017 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015. Reid began his public career as the city attorney for Henderson, Nevada before winning election to the Nevada Assembly in 1968. Reid's former boxing coach, Mike O'Callaghan, chose Reid as his running mate i...
J. Alex McMillan III was born in Charlotte, N.C. and attended a private boarding school in Virginia. He later went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia. After serving in the U.S. Army in the 1950s he returned to Charlotte and worked as a businessman. In the mid 1970s he was elected to serve on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. From 1985 to 1995 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In Charlotte he was active in c...
Eva McPherson Clayton (born September 16, 1934) is an American politician from North Carolina. On taking her seat in the United States House of Representatives following a special election in 1992, Clayton became the first African American to represent North Carolina in the House since George Henry White was elected to his second and last term in 1898. She was re-elected and served for five terms. In 2003, Clayton was appointed Assistant Director-General of the United Nations's Food and Agricult...