America's Longest Shutdown: The Cause and Effect on Congressional Power
After a 35-day-long shutdown, the longest in American history, the government is back open—at least for now. The five-week shutdown set a new precedent of behavior, compromise and cooperation between Congress and the White House. The standoff, which ended on Feb. 25, resulted in a three-week continuing resolution, not a long-term budget or solution.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Join the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group for a lunch discussion on the current status of our nation's funded operations, what the shutdown shows us about the health of our institutions and action steps Congress can take to reassert its powers.
James Wallner, PH.D., Senior Fellow of Governance, R Street Institute
Charlie Bolton, Legislative Assistant for Senator Rob Portman
This event is co-sponsored by the American Institutions Network.
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