New Year, New Congress, Same Shutdown

New Year, New Congress, Same Shutdown New Year, New Congress, Same Shutdown

January 2, 20191 min read

What will the new, politically divided Congress mean for the continuing government shutdown? Will President Trump and Congressional Republicans be more willing to make a deal now that Democrats control the House, or is this just the beginning of a long battle? And how will the new power dynamics in Washington play out over the next two years as the 2020 presidential campaign heats up?

Political science professors Meena Bose, Craig Burnett, Richard Himelfarb and Rosanna Perotti can provide expert commentary about what to watch for in the coming months.

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  • Meena Bose
    Meena Bose Professor of Political Science

    MEENA BOSE is Executive Dean of Hofstra University’s Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs

  • Rosanna Perotti
    Rosanna Perotti Professor, Department of Political Science

    Professor Perotti's expertise is in American politics, including Congress, elections and political parties.

  • Craig Burnett
    Craig Burnett Associate Professor of Political Science

    Professor Burnett's research focuses on state and local government, urban politics, political behavior, and electoral institutions

  • Richard Himelfarb
    Richard Himelfarb Professor of Political Science

    Professor Himelfarb's scholarly interests and expertise include health care policy (Affordable Care Act), Congress and the presidency.

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