In Federalist 51, James Madison argued that as “the legislative authority necessarily predominates,” Congress needs to be divided into two branches to constrain its immense power. Two centuries later, it seems Madison’s fears were unfounded, with both the House and Senate increasingly delegating authority to the president, judiciary, or mushrooming administrative bodies. This dilution of Article I has not only destabilized our constitutional system but also catalyzed political polarization through the increasingly fraught battles consequently being waged over judicial appointments and presidential elections.
Please join AEI for a panel discussion cohosted with Claremont McKenna College’s Salvatori Center on how Congress can work to restore its legislative authority and the healthy functioning of our government.Friday, October 16, 2020 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
LIVE Q&A: Submit questions to Nicole.Penn@aei.org or on Twitter with #AEICongress.
Welcome and introduction:
Yuval Levin, Director, Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies, AEI
Kevin R. Kosar, Resident Scholar, AEI
Molly E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Jeffrey Tulis, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Philip Wallach, Resident Scholar, AEI
Zachary Courser, Codirector, Claremont McKenna College Policy Lab
Event: Nicole Penn | Nicole.Penn@aei.org | 202.862.5845
Media: MediaServices@aei.org | 202.862.5829
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Congress and Constitutional Reform