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Michael Thorning

Associate Director of Governance

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Michael Thorning is an associate director of Governance. Prior to joining BPC, Thorning worked on Capitol Hill for Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, where he focused on campaign finance and election reform, Senate rules and congressional reform, and judiciary, civil rights, and civil liberties issues. While working for Bingaman, he also coordinated the senator’s social media outreach.

Thorning earned his B.A. in political science with honors from the University of New Mexico, and served as a Fred R. Harris Congressional Intern.

"The episode confirms that when our country is under serious threat from whatever source, Congress can move expeditiously to address the crisis...It wasn’t exactly an immaculate conception...It may not be the textbook way to legislate but sometimes it’s the only way."