FORA.tv Speaker - George Mitchell
George J. Mitchell served as US special envoy for Middle East peace from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that he had a distinguished career in public service. He was appointed to the US Senate (D-ME) in 1980 to complete the unexpired term of senator Edmund S. Muskie and went on to win elections and stay in the Senate for 15 years. Mitchell served on the Finance, Veterans Affairs, and Environment and Public Works Committees. He led the successful reauthorization of the Clean Air Act and was author of the first national oil spill prevention and cleanup law. Mitchell led the Senate to passage of the nation’s first child-care bill and was principal author of the low-income housing tax credit program. He was instrumental in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mitchell left the Senate in 1995 as the Senate majority leader, a position he had held since 1989.
10.22.08 | 01:11:00 min
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