Event: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Filibuster: James Wallner in Conversation
The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans routinely blame the infamous practice when the Senate fails to act on their policy priorities, but how much is it actually to blame for our federal dysfunction? With an historic election set to take place in November, talk is greater than ever that the filibuster may be abolished or altered to ensure swifter passage of legislative priorities and quicker approval of presidential nominations.
Join expert on legislative procedure, James Wallner, resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute and recent defender of the filibuster to hear his thoughts on the history of the procedure, its transformation in modern times and what the next few years might hold for this unique feature of the Senate.