Dec. 1, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)

‘Congress Overwhelmed’: A book event with Kevin R. Kosar, Lee Drutman, and Timothy M. LaPira

Organizer: American Enterprise Institute

The Constitution established Congress as the source for all governance authority. Yet Congress is falling short. It is increasingly uninvolved in setting policy, dodging society's most pressing issues. Its budget process is broken, and congressional oversight frequently is little more than a partisan performance. Legislators act like reality television contestants. What happened to the first branch? And how might Congress reclaim its preeminent role in our constitutional system?

Please join AEI for a panel discussion with the editors of "Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform" (University of Chicago Press, 2020) as they consider why Congress has become such an enfeebled institution and how it can reclaim its vigor.

Location: Livestream

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