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Robert Kaiser: Act of Congress


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The U.S. Capitol
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The U.S. Capitol

Why is Congress so helpless and so hopeless? That's the question Robert Kaiser investigates in his new book, "Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't." The longtime Washington Post correspondent tells the story of the financial reform bill, known as the Dodd-Frank Act, and its journey through Congress, and what the passage -- or failure to pass -- a bill says about our larger democracy today.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Robert Kaiser, associate editor and senior correspondent for The Washington Post, and author of "Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't"

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