National Press Club

Ex-Senate leader George Mitchell to speak at Newsmaker May 20

May 13, 2014 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who also served as U.S. special envoy for both Northern Ireland and the Middle East, will address ongoing negotiations in world hot spots and the current state of politics and policy in Congress at a Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

In his role as special envoy for Northern Ireland after leaving the Senate, Mitchell, a Maine Democrat, brokered the Good Friday Agreement that led to peace between the province and the Republic of Ireland. He earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom for the accomplishment.

Because of his long-held reputation for integrity, he was also entrusted as chief investigator into bribery at the Salt Lake City Olympic Games and, more recently, as Athletic Integrity Monitor at Penn State.

Mitchell also served as Major League Baseball’s chief investigator into the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. His 2007 report launched baseball’s current enhanced steroid disclosure and enforcement.

Like all NPC Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

For information, contact Bob Weiner of the Newsmakers Committee at 301-283-0821 (office), 202-306-1200 (cell) or weinerpublic@comcast.net.