The Vice President

Bill Clinton’s selection of Al Gore as his running mate in 1992 marked a generational shift: for the first time, both candidates on a presidential ticket were born after World War II. The pair became the youngest team ever to make it to the White House, and they brought a new vitality to the work of government.
 
A Vietnam veteran and father of four, Al Gore served eight years in the House of Representatives and eight years in the U.S. Senate—where he became known as an expert on a broad range of issues, from information technology to the environment, and from arms control to Alzheimer’s. Empowered by President Clinton to bring that same energy to the White House, Al Gore transformed the vice presidency, turning a largely ceremonial position into a center of ideas and innovation.
 
From his office in the West Wing, Gore played an important role in nearly every major decision. He took the lead on a number of high-profile issues: shaping environmental policy, guiding U.S.–Russia relations, streamlining the federal government, and leading administration efforts to support the burgeoning information and telecommunications revolution. He embodied Harry S. Truman’s description of the vice presidency: “It is the man who makes the office, not the office the man.”

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Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store offers a diverse selection of unique souvenirs and gifts, President Clinton’s favorite books, contemporary American arts and crafts, and a large array of specialty items from around the world. The Museum Store is conveniently located one block from the Clinton Presidential Center, and a shuttle provides free round-trip transportation from the Center to the Museum Store. Visit Website

The Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL), a project of the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative- Arkansas (CCI-AR), is a unique, energy-based employee benefits program designed to improve quality of life, at both the corporate and homeowner levels, by reducing GHG emissions and improving energy performance in commercial and residential buildings. By enlisting employers to offer the HEAL program to qualifying employees and community members, the program is able to make a large-scale and rapid impact in energy usage, GHG emissions and employment opportunities. Read More