Reforming Congress – Gregory Wawro, Columbia University

April 12, 2022   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 00:09 Intro
  • 00:20 What is your background?
  • 01:40 What are the broad themes that captured your interest?
  • 23:00 What are the means to get legislation passed?
  • 30:36 Are past lessons applicable today?
  • 32:48 The role of fundraising
  • 34:09 what motivates legislative entrepreneurship?
  • 39:00 Are there other incentives for passing legislation?
  • 42:00 What do you believe is the right way for the Senate to operate?
  • 48:46 The “cost” of the filibuster
  • 54:55 Methodology
  • 58:44 How methodology affects Congress
    [Lightning Round]
  • 1:05:00 What should congressional representation mean?
  • 1:07:00 How would your ideal Congress allocate its time?
  • 1:08:58 How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur or be structured in Congress?
  • 1:12:27 What fundamental institutional improvement should Congress make in the next 50 years?
  • 1:14:38 What book or article most shaped your thinking with respect to congressional reform?
  • 1:15:16 Research plans for the long term
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