On the morning after the midterm elections and following several hotly contested Senate races, BPC hosted a discussion with former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott about the future of the Senate and prospective areas for progress during the lame duck. The former majority leaders, who worked together the last time the Senate was evenly divided, also focused on governing in a closely or evenly divided Senate during this polarized era for American politics.
Senators Daschle and Lott lead the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform, which recently released a series of practical and achievable recommendations that represent a first step toward lowering the temperature on our overheated and polarized political process.
Senator Tom Daschle
Co-founder, Bipartisan Policy Center
Senator Trent Lott
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center