Former U. . S.. . Representative. Jim Gerlach (left) and Nick Rahall will discuss the 2020 elections and the upcoming challenges as part of a virtual “Congress to Campus” event in Penn State Behrend in December. 2.
Two former U. . S.. . Congressmen will discuss the 2020 elections and the challenges ahead in a virtual “Congress to Campus” event in Penn State Behrend in December. 2. The 4 p. m. The program will be available to the public via Zoom at https: // psu. Zoom. us / s / 95747288054.
The program is moderated by Robert Speel, Associate Professor of Political Science at Penn State Behrend. He will ask former lawmakers about their outlook on the pandemic, the future of the Affordable Care Act, and the need for additional economic stimulus. Other topics are climate change, police reform, immigration and tax rates.
« These former congressmen have worked with most of the executives who will be making decisions at the national level in the near future, » said Speel. “Your efforts to seek and support non-partisan solutions whenever possible will show our students and others a possible way out of the extreme polarization of the modern U.. S.. . politics. ”
Congress to Campus is the flagship of the Association of Former Members of Congress, a non-partisan, non-profit group that promotes a collaborative approach to policy making. More than 200 current members of Congress and senior members of the Congress attend the FMC Congressional Study Groups.
Former U. . S.. . Rep. Jim Gerlach will offer the Republican perspective in December. 2 program. From 2003 to 2015 he represented the 6th. District of Pennsylvania and served on the House Ways and Means Committee and its subcommittees on Health and Selected Income. He also served in the Pennsylvania state legislature for 12 years, both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives. He is currently President and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.
Former U. . S.. . Rep. Nick Rahall will present the democratic perspective. He was first represented in 1976 as a representative of the 3rd. District of West Virginia elected. He went on to serve 19 terms in the U.. S.. . House, where he focused on transportation, among other things. From 2007 to 2011 he was also Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.
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