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Thu 28

September 28, 2023

The Challenge of Fixing Congress

Common Ground Committee

Location: Online


What a time to try and fix Congress. But that’s what our guests on this episode are determined to do. This show features two politicians from the newly launched Fix Congress caucus. Reps Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and William Timmons (R-SC) first appeared on our show last year as members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

The stakes were high when we recorded this latest interview: the budget deficit had once more taken center stage, and the countdown to a possible government shutdown was underway.

These members of Congress are frustrated but also hopeful. They discuss dealing with the vast amount of federal government debt, the support congressional leaders have shown for their efforts, and how technology can play a part in fostering bipartisanship.

Tune in to hear more on this week’s Let’s Find Common Ground.