Every year, Congress tackles vital issues such government funding, foreign relations, taxation, nominations, and much more. It is critically important to understand the nuances of how Congress works beyond the schoolhouse basics of how a bill becomes a law.
On September 25, Brookings Executive Education and the Brookings Press hosted a discussion about Congress with the authors of “Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floor,” a new, easy-to-understand guide to Congress that is a must-read for students studying the institution, Americans wishing to influence the process, and those who just want to understand how Congress works (and why). Authors Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, and Kyle Nevins dove into the legislative sausage-making, moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow John Hudak.
After the session, panelists took audience questions.
Project Manager - CHIEF
Co-Founder and Parnter - Harbinger Strategies
Former Senior Staff - U.S. House of Representatives
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Today’s sanctions were predictable after the Mueller indictment, which identified specific Russians involved with the troll factory...However, these individuals are small fish. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the so-called ‘Putin’s chef’ in charge of the Internet Research Agency, was already on the U.S. sanctions list for his activities in Ukraine. The administration deserves credit for following through on their promise to impose new sanctions, but much more still needs to be done to realistically deter Russia.