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Book Discussion: Congress Overwhelmed

Thu. Jan 28, 2021
11:00 — 12:30 PM CST

Virtual webinar
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Despite the confidence that members project in floor speeches and television appearances, Congress has been struggling for decades to perform its most basic legislative and oversight functions. One reason for the institution’s decline: a massive failure to invest in its internal capacity (staff, expertise, and experience). In a new edited volume, Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform, Political Reform Senior Fellow Lee Drutman and other scholars take stock of ways to revitalize Congress so that it can get to work solving the biggest problems of our time.

Please join New America’s Political Reform program on Thursday, January 28 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET for a panel discussion about Congress Overwhelmed and what we can expect of our first branch of government as we enter a new era of Democratic control in Washington amid a pandemic, economic crisis, and ongoing threats of insurrection.