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CLIP: Federal Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Casey Dinges talked about the federal government’s role in funding state infrastructure projects and an American Society of Civil Engineers analysis suggesting $3 trillion in federal funds is needed over the next ten years.
May 16, 2016 : 7 min. 45 sec.

CLIP: Improving Congress and the Political Climate
Former Senators Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about the current climate in Congress and offer recommendations for moving America forward. Topics included the role of the media, political debate, and possible areas of cooperation.
January 26, 2016 : 4 min. 43 sec.

History of the State of the Union Address
Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George Washington to the present. The interview includes historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of Congress.
January 9, 2016 : 13 min. 5 sec.

CLIP: Government Funding Deadline and Budget Process
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) discussed the House of Representatives funding deadline on Friday, Dec. 11. He also talked about the flaws of the current appropriations and budget process and ideas on how to improve it.
December 10, 2015 : 5 min.

CLIP: U.S. House Approves Bill on Syrian Refugees
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) debate H.R. 4038, a bill to limit the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. until increased security checks are in place. Members later voted 289-137 to approve the measure. President Obama has threatened to veto the bill.
November 20, 2015 : 9 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Two-Year $80 Billion Budget Agreement
CBS News Reporter Rebecca Shabad talked about the details of the two-year, $80 billion budget agreement that was passed by the House and Senate. The agreement suspends the debt limit on borrowing until March 2017.
November 1, 2015 : 5 min. 41 sec.

House Speaker Election
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who was retiring from Congress on October 31, gave his farewell speech as the House convened to elect his successor. Members voted 236-196 to elect Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as its 54th speaker of the House.
October 29, 2015 : 1 hr. 52 min.

CLIP: Rep. Ryan Selected as Speaker Nominee
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke to reporters following the House Republican Conference's leadership elections to select a candidate for speaker of the House.
October 28, 2015 : 1 min. 12 sec.

CLIP: Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony
A brief overview of media reaction to Hillary Clinton's testimony before the House Benghazi Committee. Clips of her testimony addressing the attack on the Benghazi consulate were included.
October 23, 2015 : 5 min. 19 sec.

CLIP: History of House Speaker Elections
Professor Matthew Green talked about the job of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, former House speakers, past leadership elections, and the current situation in the House of Representatives.
October 20, 2015 : 8 min. 3 sec.
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