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  • Federal Government and Public Opinion
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • 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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  • National Press Foundation Hosts Discussion on Covering the Trump Administration
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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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  • Discussion on The Past Century in Congress
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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…

    272 views
  • Federal Reserve Accountability
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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.…

    507 views
  • 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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  • Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
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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
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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…

    232 views
  • 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…

    248 views
  • 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…

    202 views
  • 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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  • Alito Supreme Court Nomination Analysis
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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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