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Congressional Misbehavior?



Dr. Joseph Cammarano, associate professor of Political Science and Chair of the Public and Community Service Department at Providence College.

According to the Washington Post, Federal agencies, parks, museums and monuments began to reopen Thursday morning, after a chastened Congress ended a bitter spending standoff that triggered a 16-day government closure and drove the nation toward the brink of default.

The Senate and the House voted late Wednesday to fund agencies, call hundreds of thousands of civil servants back to work and raise the $16.7 trillion debt limit.

The agreement struck by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ended a stalemate created last month, when hard-line conservatives pushed GOP leaders to use the threat of shutdown to block a landmark expansion of federally funded health coverage. 

Since the government shutdown, has the United States and particularly Congress' image been tarnished? 

Dr. Joseph Cammarano is an associate professor of political science and chair of the public and community service department at Providence College. He can provide expert analysis on Congress and the impact of their behavior and actions, etc... To speak with him directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401)-225-0028, or


Meet Our Expert:

Dr. Joseph Cammarano,
associate professor of political science;
Teaching at PC since 1997
  • Presidency
  • Congress, Youth, and Politics
  • Public Management/Administration
  • Campaign and Elections
Selected Courses Taught:
  • American Presidency
  • Intro to Politics
  • Public Administration
  • American Government and Politics
  • Capstone in Public Service
  • Elections
  • Electoral Behavior 
​​​Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations
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