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December 14, 2018

Kennedy Institute to Convene Bipartisan Congressional Panel on Finding Common Ground

Members of Congress from Illinois, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Delaware to discuss avenues to bipartisanship in modern era of divisiveness

BOSTON - On Monday, December 17, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will welcome four Members of Congress, Congressman Rodney Davis (R, IL-13), Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D, MA-04), Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R, OK-02), and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D, DE-At Large) for a conversation on the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., opportunities for common ground in the 116th Congress, the political challenges they face, and how to foster a vibrant civic dialogue. This program is held in partnership with the United States Association of Former Members of Congress and moderated by Paul Kane, Senior Congressional Correspondent and Columnist for The Washington Post.

The Institute’s Across the Aisle series brings together government leaders with disparate ideologies and from different political parties who are collaborating on a common cause. Previous programs have included discussions with Senators Rob Portman, Jeanne Shaheen, and Sheldon Whitehouse; Former Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle; Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee; Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Senator Ed Markey; as well as Senators Cory Booker and John Cornyn on issues ranging from the opioid epidemic to criminal justice reform.

WHAT: Latest edition in the Institute’s Across the Aisle series with United States Representatives Rodney Davis (R, IL-13), Joe Kennedy III (D, MA-04), Markwayne Mullin (R, OK-02), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D, DE-At Large) on addressing the dynamics of Capitol Hill and ways to find common ground on legislation.
Moderated by The Washington Post’s Senior Congressional Correspondent and Columnist Paul Kane.

WHEN: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Columbia Point Boston, MA

The program will be live streamed here.
This event is OPEN PRESS. RSVP to press@emkinstitute.org.

About the Across the Aisle Series
The Institute’s Across the Aisle series brings together government leaders with disparate ideologies and from different political parties who are collaborating on a common cause. In a moderated discussion, Across the Aisle highlights the type of civil discourse, negotiation, collaboration, and leadership that leads to solutions for pressing problems. The series features Members of Congress and other elected officials to discuss both national and local issues.

About the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is a nonprofit organization in Boston envisioned by the late Senator Ted Kennedy; it is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in government, encouraging civic participation, and invigorating civil discourse. Through digital exhibits, interactive educational offerings, and topical programs, the Institute engages students and visitors in a conversation about the critical role each person plays in our democracy and in our society. Learn more via emkinstitute.org.

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