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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

Congressional undersight: Congress’s low capacity in foreign affairs and war-making

November 12, 2019  ·  Casey Burgat
Currently, however, Congress’s oversight capacity is alarmingly lacking. The legislative branch simply does not have the levels of staff resources, funding or expertise to conduct effective oversight of the executive… Read More

Recommendation to the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to bolster remote and district office technology for First Branch Continuity of Government

November 9, 2019  ·  Lorelei Kelly and Marci Harris
Aftermath of the 1915 bombing of the Capitol. Source: Library of Congress. The ability to receive and convey secure information is a constitutional imperative for Members of Congress and… Read More

Congressional Capacity and Endless War in Afghanistan & Syria

November 8, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
Source: Defense.gov. RSVP here. U.S. military personnel invaded Afghanistan almost two decades ago, and the U.S government began supplying aid to Syrian rebels in 2012. In… Read More