On April 25, Brookings hosted U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, for a conversation about politics, government and the implications of the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. First elected to the House of Representatives in 2002, Rep. Emanuel is the fourth-highest ranking member of the congressional leadership and is responsible for coordinating the new majority’s approach to a wide range of public policy issues. He is the co-author of The Plan: Big Ideas for America (Public Affairs, 2006) and served as a top White House advisor to President William J. Clinton before returning to Chicago and entering elective politics.
Pietro Nivola, vice president and director of Governance Studies, introduced Rep. Emanuel. Senior Fellow Thomas Mann moderated a question and answer session at the conclusion of his remarks.