Timothy Persons, Government Accountability Office (Part 2)

July 22, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:09 – How the team at GAO is difference from that of OTA?
  • 3:42 – What is the role of expertise in Congress? How do you access this expertise?
  • 8:47 – What kind of process, procedures, or organizational structures work in Congress? What could be reformed?
  • 15:35 – Are there any ways that the rules of Congress can be changed to make the process of Congress better
    [Lightning Round]
  • 19:20 – What do you think congressional representation should mean?
  • 23:04 – How would your ideal Congress allocate its time?
  • 25:51 – How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur or be structured in Congress?
  • 28:34 – What fundamental institutional improvement should Congress make in the next 50 years?
  • 30:02 – What book or article most shaped your thinking with respect to congressional reform?
  • 31:05– Plans for the long term
    [End of Part 2]