Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis

Date(s) - 05/23/18
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Harris School of Public Policy

Hosted by
Institute of Politics

Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis

Wed, May 23, 2018 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

In today’s hyper-partisan world of politics, is it possible for Democrats and Republicans in Congress and around the country to find enough common ground to move our nation forward on crucial challenges? Former Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and former Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-FL) will discuss this question with David Axelrod, Director of the Institute of Politics, and take your questions.

In Congress, Democrat Murphy represented a Republican-leaning district in South Florida, while Republican Jolly represented a Democratic-leaning district on Florida’s Gulf Coast. They’ll talk about the gridlock in Washington and how the two of them found ways to work together on seemingly intractable issues such as debt reduction, climate change, community policing and public safety, federal firearm policies, and campaign finance reform.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-presented by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy’s Project on Political Reform and the Institute for Politics.