Narrated by E. G. Marshall, this film, HR 6161: An Act of Congress, produced and directed by Charles Guggenheim documents how a law is enacted by the United States Congress-in this instance, H.R. 6161, a bill to amend the Clean Air Act. The film follows the journey from conception through committee amendment and final passage.
U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), who was a co-sponsor of H.R. 6161, will introduce the film. Following the screening, Bob Kaiser, senior correspondent of The Washington Post and author of Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, will discuss the film and answer audience questions.
Join us on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the William McGowan Theatre (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
This screening is presented in partnership with the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.