Engel & McCaul: Politics Stops at the Water’s Edge

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During a time of unparalleled political polarization in Washington D.C., Congressmen Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-TX)—the Chairman and Lead Republican of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, have forged a rare bipartisan bond. Together, they have led the Committee to address global challenges under the guiding principle that politics should stop at the water’s edge. Due to their strong bipartisan working relationship, the Committee has been described by RealClearPolitics as the “one island of calm in the sea of partisan enmity.”

Moderated by former Congresswoman and Director of the Wilson Center Jane Harman, this panel will provide insight into how these two key legislators have overcome D.C.’s hyper partisanship to deliver needed foreign policy legislation.

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Event Type: Session
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