Reforming Congress – Kyle Nevins, Founding Partner at Harbinger Strategies (Part 1)

April 27, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:14 – Background
  • 2:59 – Discussing the role of the whips
  • 7:11 – How do House whips gain insight into the specific interests of particular districts?
  • 8:59 – What is the goal of a whip?
  • 11:33 – What tools do whips use to track and calculate their vote totals?
  • 16:39 – If there is a close vote that requires whips to find more votes, how do the whips proceed?
  • 20:29 – How often was the substance of legislation up for discussion during the process of whipping votes?
  • 22:21 – When is the whip apparatus activated or not activated? Do all bills need leadership’s effort to manage votes?
  • 23:55 – How often do whips go across the aisle to gain votes from moderate members in an opposing party?
  • 26:20 – How to the different elements of leadership in the House work together?
  • 28:00 – On the role and importance of the policy calendar set by congressional leadership
    [End of Part 1]