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The Senate Project, Sens. Portman and Murphy Debate

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On Monday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET, Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) will headline a 60-minute debate at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion will moderate.

The Senate Project™ debate series is the result of a diverse new coalition of BPC, the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The goal of the debate series is to reintroduce the culture of seeking common ground and consensus that has been the essence of the Senate since it was conceived in 1789.

In a time of deep political polarization in America—and a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate—The Senate Project brings leading senators from competing ends of the political spectrum together for the public to hear the creativity and courage required to govern a divided country. The Oxford-style format of the 60-minute debate allows senators to engage in extended, thoughtful, wide-ranging debate while exploring areas of constructive disagreement and searching for bipartisan compromise.

This debate follows the June 13 kickoff of The Senate Project debate series which featured Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) inside the Kennedy Institute’s replica U.S. Senate chamber in Boston. It was broadcast live on FOX Nation.

Space is limited, so register today.

For those outside of the D.C. area, the debate will be carried live and on-demand across the C-SPAN platforms, including streamed on C-SPAN Now.

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