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Archives for March 1995

Federal Parliamentary Sitting Days – 1994

This table shows the number of days the Federal Parliament sat in 1994.

It also also shows the number of sitting hours and the average length of sitting days.

Source: Parliamentary Patter, No. 24, March 1995, page 8, published by the Parliamentary Education Office.

Federal Parliamentary Statistics 1994
House of Representatives
Number of Sitting Days 68
Hours of Sitting 604
Average Length of Sitting Day 9 hours 20 minutes
Number of Sitting Days 80
Hours of Sitting 628
Average Length of Sitting Day 7 hours 50 minutes
Number of Bills Passed in Both Houses 167


President Clinton’s Address To The Nixon Centre

This is the text of President Bill Clinton’s Address to the Nixon Centre for Peace and Freedom Policy Conference.

Speech by President Clinton to Nixon Centre.

Just a month before he passed away, President Nixon wrote to me about his last trip to Russia. As with all our correspondence and conversations, I was struck by the rigor of his analysis and the wisdom of his suggestions. But more than its specifics, I was moved by the letter’s larger message — a message that ran through Richard Nixon’s public life and his prolific writings. President Nixon believed deeply that United States cannot be strong at home unless we lead abroad. Tonight, I want to talk about the vital tradition of American leadership and our responsibilities — which President Nixon recognized so well — to reducethe threat of nuclear weapons.

Today, if we are to be strong at home and lead abroad, we must overcome a dangerous and growing temptation in our land to focus solely on the problems we face here in America. There is a struggle going on between those of us who want to carry on the tradition of American leadership and those who would advocate a new American isolationism — a struggle which cuts across party and ideological lines. If we are to continue to improve the security and prosperity of all our people, then the tradition of American leadership must prevail. We live in a moment of hope. The implosion of communism and the explosion of the global economy have brought new freedoms to countries on every continent. Free markets are on the rise. Democracy is ascendant. Today, more than ever before, people across the globe have the opportunity to reach their God-given potential. And because they do, Americans have new opportunities as well. [Read more…]