Congressional Reform

Moderated by Mr. Lilly, congressional Democrats and others talked about proposed changes in the rules and procedures of the U.S. House… read more

Moderated by Mr. Lilly, congressional Democrats and others talked about proposed changes in the rules and procedures of the U.S. House of Representatives. Among the topics they addressed were various legislative proposals made in the 109th Congress, parliamentary rules and procedures used by the Republican majority to block proposals or avoid some votes on issues, the role of Congress in maintaining a balance of power in the constitutional system, and the likely impact or ne public policy-making procedures. They also talked about instances when votes had been held open for several hours to obtain a majority, exclusion of minority members from committee conferences, and examples of partisan interests overcoming traditionally transparent lawmaking. close

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Program ID:
190189-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 5, 2005
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 2006

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  • Dec 05, 2005 | 12:04pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 2005 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 05, 2005 | 11:47pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 06, 2005 | 8:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 12, 2005 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 2005 | 6:56am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 03, 2006 | 3:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 03, 2006 | 11:38pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2006 | 4:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2006 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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