Reforming Congress – Kristine Simmons, Vice President, Center for Presidential Transition (Part 2)

March 11, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:10 – Is the congressional hearing the main mechanism where work on oversight is accomplished? Or are there other methods?
  • 2:33 – How is Congress able to determine whether or not the Executive Branch agencies are meeting their mission?
  • 6:24 – Discussing information access to committees
  • 8:21 – Are congressional committees appropriately specialized to oversee all aspects of the government?
  • 10:05 – How does the dialogue between the Executive Branch and Congress work in practice?
    [Lightning Round]
  • 13:58 – What do you think congressional representation should mean?
  • 16:55 – How would your ideal Congress allocate its time?
  • 21:01 – How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur in Congress?
  • 23:23 – What fundamental, institutional improvements should Congress make in the next 50 years?
  • 24:44 – What book or article most shaped your thinking with respect to congressional reform?
  • 26:39 – Long term goals
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