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Checks and imbalances: Investment disparity between Congress and the presidency

November 19, 2019  ·  Casey Burgat
Three coequal branches of government, each continuously serving as an effective check on the others. That was and is the theory, the ideal, and the goal of the American… Read More

Today: Hearing on Administrative Efficiencies: Exploring Options to Streamline Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives

November 16, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing titled “Administrative Efficiencies: Exploring Options to Streamline Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives” on Friday, November 15,… Read More

Senate Budget Committee reports budget reform legislation

November 15, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
S. 2765, Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act Bill text is at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2765/text Cosponsors: Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC),… Read More

Four questions about the public impeachment hearings

November 13, 2019  ·  Casey Burgat
On Wednesday, the House’s impeachment inquiry will go public when it holds its first hearing on the Ukrainian scandal that will be open to the public. The House Permanent Select… Read More

Losing staff can make you a less effective lawmaker

November 13, 2019  ·  Andrew J. Clarke
The modern Congress is, in many ways, held together by a cadre of talented, but under-resourced, professionals. As the lawmaking environment continues to grow more complex, congressional offices… Read More