An Act of Congress
Robert Kaiser talked about his book, Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, in which he recounts the struggle to pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act following the 2008 economic collapse. Mr. Kaiser, who covered the legislative process for the Washington Post, talked about the major players who impacted the legislation and discussed what he learned about the workings of the U.S. Congress. During this event, Mr. Kaiser was joined by former senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Brookings Institution senior fellow Thomas Mann. The discussion was moderated by Brookings Institution senior fellow and Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne. close
People in this video
Eugene "E.J." Joseph Dionne Jr. Columnist Washington Post
Chris Dodd U.S. Senator (Former) [D] Connecticut
Robert G. Kaiser Associate Editor Washington Post
Thomas E. Mann Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Governance Studies Program
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
Richard Haass talked about his book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order, in…
Our Divided Political Heart
E.J. Dionne Jr. argues that “hyper-individualism” is hurting American political society. The author contends that the…
It's Even Worse Than It Looks
In their new book, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein examine partisan politics in the U.S. government. The authors contend that…
God's Right Hand
Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry…
User Created Clips from This Video