The serious challenges facing the U.S. Congress in the coming years will be the focus of two former members of Congress when they enter into a bipartisan dialogue over a two-day event at Frostburg State University. Their visit culminates in a public discussion on "Entering the 21st Century; Challenges Facing the U.S. Congress" at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall.
A question-and-answer session will follow. The Tuesday session is free and open to the public.
The visit from the two former congressmen, William Goodling, a Republican from Pennsylvania, and James Lloyd, a Democrat from California, is an initiative of FSU's J. Glenn Beall Jr. Institute for Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Congress to Campus Program of the Stennis Center for Public Service.
Goodling represented Pennsylvania in Congress from 1975 to 2001, from the 94th to the 106th Congress. While in Congress, he served as chair of the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Before his political career, he held a number of teaching and administrative positions throughout Pennsylvania.
Lloyd was a member of Congress from 1974 to 1980, serving California from the 94th through the 96th Congress. He spent more than a decade as a Naval aviator. Later Lloyd and his wife, Jackie Lloyd, ran a public relations and advertising firm in West Covina, Calif., a city Lloyd served both as a city councilman and as mayor.
The Congress to Campus Program sends bipartisan pairs of former Members of Congress – one Democrat and one Republican – to visit college, university and community college campuses around the country. The Program provides a distinctive and powerful means to educate the next generation about American government, politics and public affairs.
For more information on the Congress to Campus visit or about the FSU Beall Institute for Public Affairs, call (301) 687-3114. For more information about the FSU, visit www.frostburg.edu. Attendees to the Tuesday event are asked to park in the campus Stadium parking lot.
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