12:30 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Past Event

President Obama and the New Congress: A Live Web Chat with Sarah Binder

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

Washington, DC

With the current Congress still working through the final issues of a lame duck session, the newly elected GOP Congressional leaders and President Obama are tying to determine how – and whether – they will be able to work together when the new Congress convenes in January. Can the two parties put aside the tensions of the midterm elections and focus on the pressing issues facing the nation? Deficit reduction, the economic recovery and unemployment, tax policy, and the fate of the health care legislation are all at stake.

On December 1, Brookings expert Sarah Binder answered your questions about the lame-duck session and Obama’s relationship with the new congressional leaders in a live web chat, moderated by POLITICO senior editor David Mark.

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