Political Duo Martin Frost & Tom Davis:
- Co-author of The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis
- Championed legislation on issues ranging from national defense to child safety in the House
- Moderate overview of the current political climate and what to expect from Congress in the coming years
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Martin Frost served 26 years as a Congressman from the 24th District of Texas (Dallas-Ft. Worth) from 1979 to 2005. During that time he served eight years in the House Democratic Leadership, four years as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (1995-1999) and four years as chair of the House Democratic Caucus (1999-2003). He was a member of the House Rules Committee and the House Budget Committee. Since leaving Congress he served four years as chair of the National Endowment for Democracy (2013-2017) and is currently President of the Former Members of Congress Association. He is an adjunct professor in the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and is a speaker on cruise ships about American politics. He holds journalism and history degrees from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Frost and former Republican Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia co-authored the recent book, “The Partisan Divide – Congress in Crisis.”
What To Expect From Politics This Year, The 113th Congress, & The 2014 Mid-Term Elections. Martin Frost analyzes the current political environment and the makeup of the 113th Congress, handicaps the next House and Senate races around the country, and addresses trends that may impact the over-all change in seats for each party. He talks about key issues like tax reform, immigration, budgets, and more and outlines what to expect from Obama’s second term, projecting how the makeup of the 113th Congress after the midterms will impact the President’s legislative program. He also discusses the gridlock that has been affecting Congress and the likelihood that progress will be made this term.
The Challenges of Achieving Bi-Partisanship In Congress. The public often complains about the lack of bipartisanship in Congress. Congressman Frost believes that it requires leadership from the top of both parties to make bipartisanship a reality and that the public must demand that Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders act in a more cooperative basis.
Congressional Redistricting – What To Expect When The Lines Are Drawn. Congressman Frost discusses redistricting and how the results impact Congressional elections, including forecasting projected gains and losses for each state and for each party. He will also discuss current efforts to reform the redistricting process by changing to a non-partisan on bi-partisan commission state by state.
Point/Counterpoint With Congressman Tom Davis. Frost and Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA) are one of the most popular political duos. Both have a history of running political committees and getting things done in the House. Together they tackle the politics du jour, highlighting key issues like tax reform, immigration, budgets, sequestration, and more. Both highly intelligence, their banter enlivens the debate and keeps audiences riveted.
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