Join celebrated journalist and bestselling author Robert Draper for a revealing, riveting look inside the 112th Congress, the focus of his forthcoming book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives. After the history-making 2010 midterm elections that ushered in 87 freshmen Republicans, Draper followed several representatives from both sides of the aisle through a tumultuous legislative session marked by bitter partisan divisions and public approval at a record low. With a Republican House majority serving as the party’s point of the spear against the Obama administration, and a Democratic minority determined to regain power, Draper’s portrait illuminates Beltway dysfunction and suggests why Americans have lost faith in their government institutions. Paul Kane of The Washington Post moderates this timely conversation.
A book sale and signing with Robert Draper will follow the program.
Parking is available for $9.00 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets.
Advance reservations required; call 215.409.6700 or order online. Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
This event is part of Election 2012, the Center’s yearlong programming series on the key issues facing Americans during this important election year.