The United States Congress: An owners manual
An Insider’s Guide to Politics, Legislation, Advocacy and the Future of America
60 - 90 Minutes
Who better than a former Congressman who is also a Clinical Psychologist to help us understand Congress and politics today? Dr. Brian Baird, a six-term Member of Congress tells the inside story of how Congress really works (or doesn't), the secrets to effective advocacy, possible fixes to the broken system and what it all means for the future of law and the nation.
Baird combines real world insights, surprising facts, practical examples and humor into the most enjoyable, frightening and inspiring talk about our government and the people in it.
How the fight for election influences everything else
How the legislative process is supposed to work and how it works in practice
Authorization, Appropriation and Taxation
The 10 reasons members of Congress do things
How lobbyists influence Congress
The dangers of partisanship and the appeal of authoritarianism
How lawyers can help heal out system
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.