Lunch Bites: The Filibuster

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Date(s) - Tue, Apr 20, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Event Description

While few Senate rules have the distinction of being a household name, the Filibuster is one of the most iconic — and hotly debated — facets of American government. From its creation as a historical accident under Vice President Aaron Burr to its rise to Hollywood fame, the rule changed in both public opinion and implementation. Join us on Tuesday, April 20th, as Dr. Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and David Hawkings, a longtime Capitol Hill correspondent and the founding editor of “The Fulcrum,” discuss the origins and evolutions of Washington’s favorite parliamentary procedure. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.