Reforming Congress – Senator Christopher J. Dodd (Part 1 )

August 17, 2021  

  • Congressional Reform
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Senator Christopher J. Dodd was interviewed for the Reforming Congress Conversations at Sunwater Institute. Senator Dodd discusses his service for Connecticut, how he decided what bills to sponsor, and the importance of future generations when it comes to representation. Be sure to watch Part 2 of the Reforming Congress interview.

Dodd is a member of Arnold & Porter’s Legislative and Public Policy group. His practice focuses on helping clients navigate the complex issues around numerous industries, including financial services, media and entertainment, intellectual property and data privacy, telecommunications, healthcare, national security, trade, and sovereigns. With more than three decades of experience on Capitol Hill, Senator Dodd brings strategic counsel to those seeking to address governmental, political, and business challenges.

Senator Dodd joined the firm after a long and distinguished career in the United States Senate, representing the State of Connecticut. He also served three terms in the US House of Representatives, representing Connecticut’s 2nd District. During his tenure as Senator, he was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and served on the Committees on Foreign Relations and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, among others. He was a principal author of numerous bills that became law, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Child Care Act, and the Help America Vote Act, among others, and he was deeply involved in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.