The federal legislative branch consistently misses statutory deadlines, lurching from crisis to crisis, all while lawmakers snipe at one another in a way that would get most people fired from regular jobs. What are the long-term consequences of operating in perpetual crisis? Is there a way Congress could become boring and efficient?
Joining the Political Theater podcast to discuss this is Norm Ornstein, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a former Roll Call columnist and a person who knows more about the institution of Congress than most anyone on the planet.
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