What did the Founding Fathers have in mind when they created a House and a Senate? Does the system still work as the framers intended? What is the Seventeenth Amendment? How are new district lines drawn? Why do we have 435 members of the House and 100 Senators?
More than just being a good civics lesson, knowing how and why Congress was established can be a valuable tool for organizations as they seek to influence the work of both chambers. This session will examine how Congress was established, the role of the checks and balances system as it affects the legislative process and if the structure established over two hundred years ago still works in today’s political environment.