389Apr 12, 2011
Dedication of Plaque Honoring Senator Bob Dole
Tom Brokaw emceed the dedication of plaque honoring Senator Bob Dole for his lifelong support of American Veterans and his instrumental role in establishing the World War II Memorial.
527Jul 20, 2010
Role of Interior Department in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Past and present Department of the Interior secretaries testified on the department’s role in BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They also addressed past government regulation ...
1,022Dec 4, 2008
National Christmas Tree Lighting
President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse for the 2008 Pageant of Peace.
366Sep 18, 2008
Misconduct Involving Oil and Gas Royalty Collections
A hearing was held on reports from the Interior Department inspector general on misconduct involving oil and gas royalty collections. The reports alleged that employees helped to rig bids, ...
24Sep 2, 2008
Federal Response to Hurricane Gustav
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies held a media briefing on the federal response and actions to be taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.
798Dec 6, 2007
National Christmas Tree Lighting
President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening ceremonies on the Ellipse for the 84th annual Christmas Pageant of Peace.
325Nov 11, 2007
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony
The 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was observed with a Veterans Day ceremony at The Wall. Keynote addresses were given by Senator Chuck Hagel and General ...
71Oct 31, 2007
Preservation dignitaries celebrated the introduction of bipartisan legislation to permanently authorize the Preserve America and Save America’s Treasures programs, co-sponsored by Senators ...
65Jun 28, 2007
Status of the Bald Eagle
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne removed the American bald eagle, once nearly extinct, from the threatened species list at a ceremony near the Jefferson Memorial. The eagle was moved from the ...
30May 31, 2007
National Parks Initiatives
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and National Park Service Director Mary Bomar released their National Park Centennial Initiative report to President Bush “The Future of ...
358May 13, 2007
Jamestown 400th Anniversary Celebration
President Bush and other dignitaries addressed the large crowd at the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown. The president talked about the history of Jamestown ...
21Apr 30, 2007
Oil Drilling Proposal
Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne announced a proposal for expanded oil and natural gas development on the U.S. outer continental shelf. The U.S. will lease the outer continental shelf for ...
27Mar 8, 2007
Fiscal Year 2008 Interior Department Budget
Secretary Kempthorne testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of the Interior. Among the topics addressed were land management programs, operation of the National ...
65Sep 14, 2006
Energy and Environmental Policy
Secretary Kempthorne was interviewed about Interior Department issues. Topics included the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaskan wilderness ...
35Jun 19, 2006
National Park Service Management Policies
A news conference was held to release the National Park Service fs revised final draft of the 2006 management policies which emphasized conservation programs over use and access of National Park ...
39Jun 7, 2006
Secretary of the Interior Swearing-In Ceremony
President and Mrs. Bush participated in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.
152May 28, 2006
Rolling Thunder Rally
Rolling Thunder held its annual Memorial Day rally honoring U.S. veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action. It was described as a demonstration of the First Amendment right to ...