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Tue 19

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Can Congress Overcome Partisanship to Get Things Done?

Location: Both

At a time when Congress seems more gridlocked than ever, is it still possible to move forward on issues that matter to Americans? What happens to our democracy if Congress is too paralyzed by polarization?

McCourtney Institute for Democracy Visiting Fellow Charlie Dent served seven terms in Congress, where he worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He will offer his perspective on the past, present, and future of the legislative branch during a lecture on October 19 at 4:00 p.m. ET. 

Dent is Executive Director and Vice President of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, CNN Political Analyst, and Senior Policy Adviser at DLA Piper. In Congress, was a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee where he chaired the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Additionally, he served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics from 2015-2017.

We are offering both in-person and livestream attendance options for this event.  Please register to reserve your spot or receive the livestream link via email the day before the event.

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