Program

Events

Reflecting on Issues Close to Congress

Three Wilson Center directors visited St. Edwards University in Austin to discuss political, economic, and environmental issues currently being debated in the U.S. Congress.

Harry Reid’s Nuclear Test Benefits President, for Now

The President and Congress may agree the message should be “jobs, jobs, jobs,” but how they actually translate that into workable legislative programs is another matter. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid even conducted a procedural nuclear test to block Senate Republicans from forcing an early and predictably embarrassing vote on the President’s jobs package.

Iraq Irresolution Produces Procedural Pandemonium

February 26, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Role of Minority Party: Remain Positive, Relevant and Engaged

February 12, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Filibusters Sometimes Serve Purposes

Senate filibusters have long been a target of congressional reformers, though as much as the Senate might tweak the rules, they are unlikely to give up this valuable right of the minority to talk. And sometimes talking does build support for an issue.

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