2007 Congressional Review
Brookings’s “Mending the Broken Branch” project released its report on congressional performance during the previous year… read more
Brookings’s “Mending the Broken Branch” project released its report on congressional performance during the previous year and previewed the year ahead. The authors suggested that over the past fifteen years Congress had seen the collapse of the deliberative process, the erosion of the regular order, and a corresponding decline in the quality of legislation passed. After their presentations the participants responded to audience members' questions.
Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann are the authors of The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Binder, Sarah A. Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Governance Studies Program
- Mann, Thomas E. Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Governance Studies Program
- Ornstein, Norman J. Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute
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