12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Past Event

Web Chat: Congressional Year in Review

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

Washington, DC

2009 was an unusually busy year for the 111st Congress – one dominated by a tepid economic recovery and a strong push for health care reform. With a super-majority vote slowing action in the Senate and partisanship still undermining sound policy development, many experts question how effective this Congress was its first session.

On Wednesday, December 30, Thomas Mann and Politico senior editor Fred Barbash discussed Congress’s performance in 2009 and took a look ahead to what might be accomplished in the coming year.

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