Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell at National Press Club Newsmaker Tuesday, May 20, 10AM

Northern Ireland and Middle East Special Envoy To Discuss World Hot Spots, State of Congress

19 May, 2014, 08:04 ET from Robert Weiner Associates

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who also served as U.S. Northern Ireland and Middle East Special Envoy, will address ongoing negotiations in world hot spots and the current state of politics and policy in Congress at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the club's Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 14th and F Streets, NW.

Mitchell served as Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995, U.S. Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995, and later as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, where he brokered the Good Friday Agreement of international peace for which he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 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. 

The National Press Club is located on the 13th floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. The event is part of the National Press Club's Newsmakers Program.

The event had been scheduled for earlier this year but was postponed by snow.

For more information: Bob Weiner, National Press Club Newsmakers Committee
301-283-0821 (office), 202-306-1200 (cell)

SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates