Will Congress pass Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation package? Is there hope for criminal justice or immigration reform, or will the Senate filibuster block the rest of Biden’s agenda? And can Biden play a role in uniting Democrats on a path forward, even as the impending legislation highlights deep divisions within the party?

In this live, online conversation, Matt Grossmann and Matt Glassman (Senior Fellow at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University) will discuss the status of the Biden agenda in Congress, taking submitted questions from attendees throughout the discussion. They will talk reconciliation, infrastructure, and spending, tying it into congressional procedure and how the agenda might progress or be derailed over the next few months as tensions between moderate and progressive Democrats come to a head and fiscal crises loom.

October 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST via Zoom



Matt Grossmann

Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University

Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center

Matt Glassman

Senior Fellow, the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University