National Press Club

  • State of the Drug War
    State of the Drug War

    January 30, 1990

    Mr. Bennett's appearance came five days after President Bush had announced his national drug policy and two weeks prior to the president's anti-drug summit in Colombia. Bennett discussed the roles of federal and local government and the military in the war on drugs. After his remarks he answered audience members'…

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  • U.S.-Brazilian Relations
    U.S.-Brazilian Relations

    January 26, 1990

    Mr. Collor de Mello's remarks were translated into English. The new president of Brazil discussed the growth of democracy and the deepening economic crisis in Brazil during the 1980s. He discussed goals and challenges of his presidency, referring specifically to the large foreign debt and environmental issues.

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  • Legislative Agenda for the Second Session
    Legislative Agenda for the Second Session

    January 25, 1990

    The Senate majority leader discussed legislation to be considered in the congressional session that started on January 23. Among the items Sen. Mitchell mentioned were the Clean Air Act, child care legislation, a national service bill, the Educational Excellence Act, and campaign finance reform.

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  • Problems Facing the Cities
    Problems Facing the Cities

    January 24, 1990

    The president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors spoke as the group began its three-day winter meeting in Washington. Topping the conference agenda were full funding of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act and more direct federal funding to cities for anti-drug programs.

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  • Review of First Year of Bush Administration
    Review of First Year of Bush Administration

    December 13, 1989

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  • Agricultural Trade Policies
    Agricultural Trade Policies

    December 12, 1989

    The sectretary discusses his recent trip to Poland and U.S. agricultral trade policies.

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  • The Press and a Divided Government
    The Press and a Divided Government

    December 6, 1989

    The House minority leader gave his perspective on the relationship between the Congress, the presidency, and the press. Michel called TV a presidential medium and said the press undercovers Congress. He said that more and better coverage of Congress would work in the Republicans' interest.

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  • Military Situation in El Salvador
    Military Situation in El Salvador

    December 1, 1989

    The Salvadoran officials discuss the status of El Salvador's continuing war with leftist guerrillas, emphasizing the role of Soviet support for the rebels that is channeled through Nicagagua and Cuba. The Soviet role in Central America is expected to be on the agenda at the Bush-Gobachev Malta summit conference beginning…

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  • U.S. Intelligence Policy
    U.S. Intelligence Policy

    November 29, 1989

    Director Webster's appearance comes two weeks after Congress passed an intelligence authorization bill that included provisions for an independent inspector general. Webster discusses the need for intelligence and the challenge of managing great amounts of intelligence information. Webster points to the intelligence agency's role in arms treaty compliance observation and…

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  • Business Investment in Poland
    Business Investment in Poland

    November 16, 1989

    Mr. Walesa's appearance comes the day after he addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Speaking through an interpreter, Walesa reiterates the central theme of his U.S. visit, that business investment from the West is needed to build an economic foundation for the new democracies in Poland and eastern Europe.

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