Constitutional Structure of U.S. Government

Mr. Cutler was personal counsel to Presidents Carter and Clinton and
founded the Committee on the Constitutional System. He is… read more

Mr. Cutler was personal counsel to Presidents Carter and Clinton and

founded the Committee on the Constitutional System. He is concerned

with the Executive Branch-Congress gridlock which prevents the passage

of much legislation. Professor Thurber believes that this gridlock

is caused by unrealistic voters who want every government service at

no cost in taxes. Legislators try to do what is best for the U.S.,

but must also be concerned with re-election. Both men feel that the

Senate filibuster rule should be changed, as well as House rules

procedures. After their presentations the panelists answered audience members' questions. close

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  • Elliott Milstein Dean American University->Washington College of Law
  • Thomas Sargentich Professor American University->Washington College of Law
  • James A. Thurber Founder and Director American University->Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
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Constitutional Structure of U.S. Government

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Program ID:
61161-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 27, 1994
Last Aired:
Nov 1, 1994

Airing Details

  • Oct 27, 1994 | 4:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 28, 1994 | 10:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 1994 | 4:05am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 1994 | 11:52pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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