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Richard A. ArenbergRICHARD A. ARENBERG is Clarence Adams and Rachel Adams Visiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science and a Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He is the author of Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress (TheCapitol.Net). He previously taught at Northeastern University and Suffolk University. He worked for Sens. Paul Tsongas (D-MA), Carl Levin (D-MI), and Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-ME) for 34 years. He served on the Senate Iran-Contra Committee in 1987.

Arenberg is co-author of the award-winning, Defending the Filibuster: Soul of the Senate, named “Book of the Year in Political Science” by Foreword Reviews in 2012. A second edition was published in 2014. The U.S. Senate Historical Office published “Richard A. Arenberg: Oral History Interviews” in 2011.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Social Security Works and the Social Security Education Fund. He is an affiliate at the Taubman Center for American Politics & Policy. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Providence Journal, Politico, and The Boston Globe. He is a Contributor at Newsmax and The Hill.

Arenberg holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University.

Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress