Bipartisan Policy Center to Host 'Exit Interview' with Retiring Members of Congress

Dec 15, 2010, 17:44 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

Senator Bob Bennett and Congressmen Mike Castle, Chet Edwards and Earl Pomeroy Will Discuss What they Learned in Office

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will host a panel discussion, "Exit Interview: What We Learned," with Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) and Congressmen Mike Castle (R-DE), Chet Edwards (D-TX) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) tomorrow, Thursday, December 16, 2010. The discussion will be moderated by NBC News Senate Producer Ken Strickland and begin at 8:30 a.m. in Washington, DC.

Senator Bennett and Congressmen Castle, Edwards and Pomeroy will reflect on lessons learned during their time in Congress and what can be done to promote incremental institutional changes. The BPC's recently launched Democracy Project, co-chaired by former Secretaries Dan Glickman and Dirk Kempthorne, and AOL co-founder Steve Case, will recommend and promote potential infrastructure changes that can be made to create a more efficient and effective government and champion winning ideas and opportunities that increase civility and knock down barriers to progress.

WHO: Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT), Congressmen Mike Castle (R-DE), Chet Edwards (D-TX) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), and NBC News' Ken Strickland

WHAT: "Exit Interview: What We Learned"

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center

1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, 10th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

WHEN: Thursday, December 16, 2010

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast available at 8:00 a.m.

Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

The event is open to media, but space is extremely limited. Members of the press wishing to attend, please email Press set-up begins at 7:30 a.m.

About the Bipartisan Policy Center:

In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. Currently, the BPC focuses on issues including health care, energy, national and homeland security, transportation, science and economic policy. For more information, please visit our website:

SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center