Sun, Oct 16|
Santa Fe Preparatory School
Senator, Jeff Bingaman, Breakdown: Lessons for a Congress in Crisis
Presenting insightful analysis of the causes and consequences of the dysfunction in Congress, Breakdown shows how Congress fails at the tasks Americans expect it to perform and, more importantly, how it might begin again to succeed.
Date, Time & Location
Oct 16, 2022, 3:00 PM MDT
Santa Fe Preparatory School, 1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
About the Event
This event will take place at Santa Fe Prep and we will live stream the evening on Zoom, please register to watch here.
If you are attending in person, for your safety and those around you as well as our author, we will be requiring all audience members wear a mask.
Pre-order Breakdown online here, or call the store to order your signed copy. Publishes October 15.
In his thirty-year career representing the citizens of New Mexico in the US Senate, Jeff Bingaman witnessed great things accomplished through the legislative process. He also had a front-row seat for the breakdown of governing norms and the radical increases in polarization and partisanship that now plague what was once called the world’s greatest deliberative body. Breakdown: Lessons for a Congress in Crisis traces the development of congressional dysfunction over more than three decades and provides eight case studies that examine how the crisis affects our government’s ability to meet major policy challenges. We didn’t always have a Senate that failed in its basic public obligations, including catalyzing a robust economy, confronting climate change, improving health care, fixing education, preserving public lands, and avoiding unnecessary wars. We do now. Presenting insightful analysis of the causes and consequences of the dysfunction in Congress, Breakdown shows how Congress fails at the tasks Americans expect it to perform and, more importantly, how it might begin again to succeed.
About the Author
Jeff Bingaman served as a US Senator from New Mexico for five terms (1983–2013). A native of Silver City, New Mexico, he attended Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He then joined the US Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974 and was elected as the New Mexico Attorney General from 1979 through 1982. In the Senate he served on the Finance Committee; the Armed Services Committee; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; the Joint Economic Committee; and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he served as its chair. Jeff and his wife, Anne, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.