The Lawfare Podcast: Tony Mills on Congress's Institutional Limitations in Responding to the Coronavirus

Jen Patja, Margaret Taylor, Tony Mills
Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:00 PM

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Margaret Taylor sat down with Tony Mills, director of science policy at the R Street Institute, to talk about an article he recently wrote with Robert Cook-Deegan titled, "Where's Congress? Don't Just Blame Trump for the Coronavirus Catastrophe." They talked about the limited role of Congress in responding to the current crisis, and more broadly, its diminished institutional capacity to absorb and respond to developments in science, technology and medicine.



Jen Patja is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics, a nonprofit organization that empowers the next generation of leaders in Virginia by promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement. She is the former Deputy Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier and has been a freelance editor for over 20 years.
Margaret L. Taylor was a senior editor and counsel at Lawfare and a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she was the Democratic Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2015 through July 2018.
Tony Mills is the R Street Institute’s science policy program, which aims to equip policymakers, especially Congress, with more and better scientific expertise and to advance public policies that stimulate scientific innovation. He covers on a range of topics including science, technology, philosophy, and the role of expertise in governance.

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