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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 19, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Katherine Tully-McManus, “IG Report: Some members of Congress sexually harassed night-shift custodians,” Roll Call: “Members of Congress allegedly sexually harassed night shift custodial staff while they cleaned their offices. Read More

How centralized or decentralized should power be in the House of Representatives?

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April 18, 2019  ·  James Curry
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       James M. Curry, University of Utah Reform:  How centralized or decentralized should… Read More

Create a Professional Advisory Council for committees, remove cameras from hearings (at least some of them), reform committee jurisdictions

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April 17, 2019  ·  Maya Kornberg
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Maya Kornberg, Ph.D. candidate, Oxford University Reform:   Create a Professional Advisory Council… Read More

Automatic CRs treat the symptom, not the disease

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April 15, 2019  ·  Sarah Binder
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Sarah Binder, Brookings Institution and George Washington University Reform:   Automatic CRs treat… Read More

Leadership development in Congress:  Background and proposals for reform

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April 13, 2019  ·  Matthew Green, Douglas Harris
Please do not cite without permission of the authors. Executive Summary Both political parties in the U.S. House of Representatives follow several norms and informal practices that contribute to leadership… Read More