Under the Dome

With divisiveness dominating headlines in a 24/7 news cycle, it’s hard to know what’s actually happening on the Hill. Each month, BPC Action’s leading lobbying team breaks down what’s really going on under the Capitol Dome—and members of Congress share how they’re working to build bridges and create change in a system plagued by gridlock.
 

 
 
Episode 3: Congress and Coronavirus featuring Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
As uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic grows, Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL), Ranking Member of the House Administration Committee, shares how Congress is preparing for impact. Director of BPC’s Elections Project Matt Weil joins to discuss how COVID-19 might affect the 2020 elections and BPC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Michele Nellenbach shares insights of being a Hill staffer during crises.
 
 

 
 
Episode 2: It’s Budget Time featuring Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)

It’s budget time! In this month’s episode, BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland and Senior Advisor Franz Wuerfmannsdobler – former long-time Senate budget and appropriations staffers – give a rundown on the process. Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat from California, shares his energy innovation priorities and how he forged an unlikely partnership across the aisle.
 
 

 
 
Episode 1: What to Expect from Congress in 2020 featuring Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)

In our first episode, BPC Action Executive Director Michele Stockwell shares what to expect from Congress in 2020. Later, freshman Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) joins us to discuss what it’s like being part of the groundbreaking class of females elected to the 116th Congress, her legislative priorities for the second session, and how she works with fellow veterans in the House to forge bipartisanship on key issues.