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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2007 Congressional Review

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Program ID:
203731-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 22, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 28, 2008

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  • Jan 22, 2008 | 11:09pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 23, 2008 | 4:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 23, 2008 | 8:39am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 2008 | 12:48pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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