12:30 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Past Event

The New Congress Arrives: A Live Web Chat with William Galston

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The 112th Congress will convene January 5, 2011 and swear in new members, among them 87 newly elected Republicans who will be part of the new GOP majority in the U.S House of Representatives. With a slimmer Democratic majority in the Senate following the mid-term elections, the political balance between the parties and the Democratic administration led by President Obama has shifted.

On January 5, Brookings expert William Galston took your questions in a live web chat moderated by POLITICO’s Seung Min Kim on what the new Congress looks like, and how policy priorities have changed for both parties since the November elections.

Read the transcript >>