9:30 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

Past Event

The Role of Congress In the War on Terrorism

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The Role of the Press in the Anti-Terrorism Campaign

For the most part, the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives have supported President Bush’s foreign policy and anti-terrorism campaign in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

But more tough decisions loom ahead. The President has requested the largest peacetime defense spending increase in two decades. Bush may be preparing for the forcible ouster of Iraq’s Saddam Huessein. And the United States is taking on new commitments in the Middle East as the Israeli and Palestinian clashes grow more violent.

What will be the role of Congress?and the reporters who cover Congress?in the months ahead as the government faces these and other challenges?

These issues will be discussed Wednesday, April 17, at the latest in a series of forums on press coverage and the war on terrorism.