Public Programs

Across the Aisle: Finding Common Ground in Congress




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A bipartisan panel of Members of Congress will gather at the Kennedy Institute to discuss the state of affairs in Washington, opportunities for common ground in the 116th Congress, the political challenges they face, and how to foster a vibrant civic dialogue. This program is hosted in partnership with the United States Association of Former Members of Congress.

Moderated by Paul Kane, Senior Congressional Correspondent and Columnist for The Washington Post, the panel will include:

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)

Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA-4)

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2)

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large)

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