Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t

May 17, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm

The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken—as its justifiably dismal approval ratings suggest—so is our democracy. Here, Robert G. Kaiser, whose long and distinguished career at The Washington Post has made him as keen and knowledgeable an observer of Congress as we have, takes us behind the sound bites to expose the protocols, players, and politics of the House and Senate—revealing both the triumphs of the system and (more often) its fundamental flaws.

Commentator: Norm Ornstein

Book signing to follow event.

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Robert G. Kaiser // Former Public Policy Scholar
    Associate Editor and Senior Correspondent, The Washington Post
  • Norm Ornstein // Commentator
    Political Scientist and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
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