David Pryor to speak in Fayetteville on ‘dysfunctional Congress’

Posted: May 22, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

Former U.S. Sen. David Pryor will speak next week in Fayetteville on his experiences as a longtime lawmaker and give his views on the current ‘dysfunctional Congress,’ the University of Arkansas said.

Pryor, who served as governor from 1975 to 1979, as a U.S. representative from 1966 to 1973 and as a U.S. senator from 1979 to 1997, will give a free, public talk from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Global Campus facility at 2 E. Center St. in Fayetteville.

“I look forward to speaking with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and others in the public who are curious about the inner workings of Congress,” Pryor said in a statement. “I expect to have a dialogue with this group that will be enlightening and enjoyable for us all.”

The event, the third and final part of the institute’s class on the “Dysfunctional World of Congress,” will offer plenty of time for attendees to ask questions, UA added.