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How the Senate keeps track of its precedents

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April 22, 2019  ·  James Wallner
An intricate architecture of rules and practices governs the legislative process in the Senate. The institution’s procedural structure rests on five interlocking supports: the Constitution; the Standing Rules of the… Read More

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

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