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In Search of Common Ground

The goal of The Senate Project™ debate series is to reintroduce the culture of seeking common ground and consensus that has been the essence of the Senate since it was established in 1789. We hope it will inspire policymakers to not only make the case for their points of view, but to then work towards the example set by Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Orrin Hatch for bipartisan bridge-building.

Upcoming Events

The fifth debate will be hosted in Utah during the winter of 2023.

“The Senate Project series seeks a thoughtful debate and honest discussion on some of America’s leading issues, and when possible, areas of comity.”

THOMAS A. DASCHLE
CO-FOUNDER, BIPARTISAN POLICY CENTER

“By facilitating these robust discussions between senators from different backgrounds and perspectives, we hope to inspire a new generation of lawmakers to prioritize collaboration and the common good over partisan divide.”

MATT SANDGREN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ORRIN G. HATCH FOUNDATION