How Congress Really Works...or Doesn't, Ep. 242

By NYPL Staff
November 25, 2018
Wyatt Cenac moderating a panel of Washington insiders and journalists

Voter turnout this past midterm election was the highest it's been in over a century, but what can we realistically expect from Congress next? A recent study by The Washington Post and ProPublica suggests that Congress is dominated by party leaders preventing them from passing meaningful legislation. The Library hosted the reporters of this study, Paul Kane and Derek Willis, to discuss their findings, the archetypes for today's lawmakers, and advice on how constituents can ensure representatives take action. Joining them were Washington insiders; Lindsay Cormack, Stevens Institute of Technology assistant professor of political science, James Wallner, R Street senior fellow and former congressional staffer, and Stephanie L. Young, When We All Vote communications director, former Congressional Black Caucus staffer. Moderating the conversation was comedian and former Daily Show correspondant, Wyatt Cenac.


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