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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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  • Discussion on Congress and the Executive Branch
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    Congressional Powers

    Political science and legal scholars talked about the relationship between Congress and the other branches of government, including how the distribution of power has changed. Topics include the contention that the…

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  • Senate Filibuster Rules
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    Senate Filibuster Rules

    Panelists talked about filibuster procedure and proposals for changing Senate rules that would limit its use. Topics included the impact of the filibuster on the legislative process,…

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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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  • Congressional Fellowships in Academia
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    Congressional Fellowships in Academia

    Several professors talked about the Congressional Fellowship Program and how they applied their experiences to their work. After their presentations they answered audience members'…

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  • Divided Government
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    Divided Government

    The participants discussed the idea of divided government and whether electing a president from the party that controls Congress changes how the president governs.

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