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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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    The President, Congress, and Party Polarization

    A panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship between the legislative and executive branches. The panelists also talked about how power has…

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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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    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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    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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    Federal Reserve Accountability

    Panelists discussed the relationship between the Federal Reserve and Congress. They gave an historical perspective and also discussed current issues about the structure and operation of the board and the banks.…

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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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    Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

    Panelists talked about the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created on August 2, 2011, as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and…

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    Debt Reduction History

    Sarah Binder spoke about the history of debt reduction policy and various past attempts to address the problem through committees and commissions. She also talked about the latest creation…

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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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    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

    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

    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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