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The Evolving Congress: Exploring 100 Years of Change in the Legislative Branch

Washington, D.C. – On May 7, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the National Capital Area Political Science Association (NCAPSA) will host a panel of leading congressional scholars to explore 100 years of change in Congress and whether Congress is positioned to address the domestic and international challenges ahead.

As part of its centennial celebration, the Congressional Research Service released The Evolving Congress, a report analyzing important trends and influences to show how and why Congress has changed over the past century. This follow-up event will further explore how Congress has responded to a century of major change in the wider world, both by adapting to the times and maintaining traditions and practices.

The event is open to the public and press.

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John Sides
Associate Professor of Political Science, George Washington University

Colleen Shogan
Deputy Director, Congressional Research Service

John Haskell
Assistant Director, Government and Finance Division, Congressional Research Service

Sarah Binder
Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Don Wolfensberger
Resident Scholar, Bipartisan Policy Center

Moderated by:

John Fortier
Director, Democracy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center


The Evolving Congress


Thursday, May 7, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET


National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20045