House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) delivered a speech on House Democrats’ vision for restoring faith in government.
The speech — hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown Law, and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University — addressed the loss of confidence in government and explored ways Congress can restore the American people’s faith and trust that government can work effectively on their behalf.
His speech laid out proposals in four major areas to get government working again: campaign finance reform, voting rights, redistricting reform, and government technology.
Last year, Congressman Hoyer held hearings to solicit ideas from Members of Congress on how to update the Make It In America plan, several Members of the Democratic Caucus testified about how Congress can restore confidence in government institutions.
Congressman Hoyer then took questions from McCourt and other Georgetown students, on topics like the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, fracking, diversity in Congress, and civil service reform. The Q&A was moderated by Beeck Center founding executive director Sonal Shah and Dean of Georgetown’s Law Center William Treanor.