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    Congress and the Budget Reconciliation Process

    Two Brookings Institution policy experts discussed the budget reconciliation process in Congress.

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    Brookings Institution Discussion on the Senate Filibuster

    Brookings Institution fellow Sarah Binder and Molly Reynolds talked about the Senate filibuster. They discussed the history of the filibuster, previous rule changes, the possible return to…

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    The Weekly With Sarah Binder

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    Brookings Senior Fellow and GW Political Science Professor Sarah Binder explained the history behind budget reconciliation, legislative filibusters, and terms such as the ‘Byrd Rule’ and…

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    Sarah Binder on Congress and War Powers

    Sarah Binder talked about Congress' role in asserting war authority.

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    Federal Government and Public Opinion

    Public policy scholars and current and former elected officials took part in a Brookings Institution discussion on Americans' views of the federal government. At the start, University of…

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    Inflation and Monetary Policy, Economists Panel

    The Brookings Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy held a discussion on the role inflation plays in shaping U.S. monetary policy. In this session, economists discussed alternatives…

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    Press Access to President Trump

    George Washington University held a panel discussion on press access to the Trump administration featuring White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and a number of members of the White House press corps. Ms. Sanders talked…

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    Procedure and Politics of the 115th Congress

    Political scientists and reporters talked about the impact of House and Senate procedures on passing legislation in the 115th Congress, where Republican hold majorities in both chambers. The discussion…

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    Covering the 115th Congress

    Journalists from Politico, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Daily Beast previewed the Trump administration, including how the president-elect’s relationship…

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    Evolution and Future of Congress

    Scholars talked about a report, The Evolving Congress, the Congressional Research Service made as part of its centennial celebration. The panelists analyzed the evolution of Congress over the past…

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    Changing Senate Filibuster Rules

    Brookings Institution Senior Governance Studies Fellow Sarah Binder talked about the announcement by Senate Democrats on Thursday, July 11, 2013, that, frustrated with Republican filibustering President…

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    Use of Senate Filibuster

    Panelists talked about the Senate filibuster rule. Topics included the increase in cloture motions in recent years, and the origins, use, and consequences of the filibuster. Former Senate…

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    2007 Congressional Review

    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…

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    Review of 110th Congress

    Panelists assessed congressional accomplishments during the year and examined legislators' progress in enacting reforms. Among the topics they addressed were the implementation of…

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    Congress and Long-Term Issues

    First, former Senator Daschle talked about health care legislation, with former Rep. Frenzel (R-MN) responding. They answered audience members' questions. Then three experts presented…

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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination Analysis

    A panel discussion was held titled, “Scrutinizing Judge Alito: Does the Process Work?” Panelists discussed the confirmation debate involving U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel A.…

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    Reshaping the Supreme Court

    Moderated by Mr. Taylor, the panelists talked about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Other topics…

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    Supreme Court Nomination Reaction

    Senators Kennedy, Grassley, and Kyl, along with General Counsel Peck talked about President Bush’s nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Justice O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court. They…

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    Supreme Court Watch

    Participating by telephone, Ms. Binder spoke about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She discussed…

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    Judicial Confirmation Procedures

    Ms. Binder talked about the history of judicial nominations, filibuster rules in the Senate, and recent calls for changes to Senate rules to prevent the filibuster of judicial nominations.…

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