Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think

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Event Political Process

April 13, 2017 Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think

In Drain the Swamp, Congressman Ken Buck tells the true stories about what really happens behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles and provides the true picture of just what goes on deep inside the swamp.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

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Rep. Ken Buck

Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

Description

Congressman Ken Buck – elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress – immediately realized why nothing gets done in Congress.  It isn't because of political gridlock.  In fact, members of both political parties work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt. 

Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership.  When he chose to tangle with Washington power brokers, he faced petty retaliation.  When he insisted Republicans keep their word to voters, he was berated on the House floor by his own party leaders.  When other members of Congress dared to do what they believed to be right for America instead of what the party bosses commanded, Buck saw them stripped of committee positions and even denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies.

In Drain the Swamp, he tells the true stories about what really happens behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles and provides the true picture of just what goes on deep inside the swamp.