Author: Michelle [Shelly] Hillman
Date: September 12, 2018

Houghton College will welcome Tom Reed, U.S. Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of New York State, to campus as part of Constitution Day observance on Monday, September 17.

The college will host a panel conversation with Rep. Reed on the 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall, where the public is welcome to attend. Dr. Christian Esh, associate professor of history, and Dr. Ron Oakerson, professor emeritus of political science, will discuss the “Problem Solvers Caucus,” a bipartisan initiative that Reed co-chairs. The caucus serves as an important reform movement within the House of Representatives, aimed at revising outmoded house procedures that allow a minority to bottle up legislation and not allow it to go the floor for consideration. The 48-member problem solvers group is comprised equally of 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats.

“[Rep. Reed] is doing important, courageous work for the nation at a point in time when the future of the republic is widely thought to be at risk,” remarks Oakerson.


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