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  • Brookings Forum Examines Record of the 115th Congress
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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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  • Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion
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    Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Three political scientists and two former members of Congress talked about their perspectives on congressional dysfunction and the possibilities for reform on Capitol Hill. This roundtable…

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  • Changing Senate Filibuster Rules
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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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  • President Obama and the Democratic Congress
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    President Obama and the Democratic Congress

    Political scientists spoke about the the Obama administration’s legislative agenda and how the Democratic Congress responded to it. Among the topics they addressed were the level of…

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  • emPolitics or Principleem
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    Politics or Principle

    Professor Sarah Binder discussed the history of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate and current arguments for and against the practice. Ms. Binder also described some suggestions for reform…

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  • Use of Senate Filibuster
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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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  • Congressional History
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    Congressional History

    Mr. Weinstein, the new Archivist of the United States, gave the opening address at the third annual meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. He talked about operations at the…

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  • 2007 Congressional Review
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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
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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 LongTerm Issues
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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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  • Judicial Confirmation Procedures
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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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