Iowa Public Television

 

Stories Tagged "House of Representatives"

Displaying 1 to 6 of 6 results.

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning

posted on October 18, 2013 03:12 PM

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning Play Video This week’s Iowa Press is a discussion centered around the Congressional voting and political positioning that transpired this week in Washington, D.C. Moderator Dean Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register,... Watch Full Episode

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D)

posted on October 11, 2013 05:59 PM

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D) Play Video Former Congressmen Jim Leach (R, 1977-2007) and Neal Smith (D, 1959-1996) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. Both discuss the ongoing government shutdown and their historical perspective from a combined 66 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Joining Leach and Smith at the... Watch Full Episode

Whether the debt ceiling could be challenged in court

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

Whether the debt ceiling could be challenged in court Play Video Neal Smith and Jim Leach question the legality of the federal debt limit and whether it could ultimately be challenged at the Supreme Court. Both agree it should be abolished. Smith mentions debt limit was added in 1962 AFTER he came to Congress. Watch Story

How Congress used to build coalitions and work across the aisle

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

How Congress used to build coalitions and work across the aisle Play Video Neal Smith and Jim Leach discuss how coalitions used to be built including the working relationship of former Speaker Tip O’Neill and President Ronald Reagan. Leach: “I’ve never known it this intense.” Watch Story

Happy to be “free men” and the Hastert Rule

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

Happy to be “free men” and the Hastert Rule Play Video Jim Leach says he is happy to be out of Congress and that he and Neal Smith are “free men.” Smith adds that the “Hastert Rule” of forcing a House vote ONLY if majority of majority party will vote yea is crippling Congress. Watch Story

Money in Congressional Politics

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

Money in Congressional Politics Play Video Neal Smith discusses the growth in campaign money. Jim Leach criticizes time spent raising money and not legislating. Both blame campaign finances, in part, on government shutdown. Watch Story

Displaying 1 to 6 of 6 results.