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Why so little dissent? Explaining the stability in this week’s House GOP leadership contests

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November 16, 2018
The House Republican Conference met Wednesday to choose their top leaders for the 116th Congress.  Despite the fact that the midterm elections cost them between 30 and 40 seats and, importantly,… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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November 16, 2018
Mike Gallagher, “How to Salvage Congress,” The Atlantic: “I have come to believe that the problem is not the people. The problem is a defective process and a power… Read More

R Sheet on forcing votes

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November 16, 2018
KEY POINTS 1) Today’s majority leaders exercise unprecedented control over the Senate floor. 2) They do so to prevent their colleagues from offering amendments without their prior approval. 3) Leaders… Read More

Assessing McConnell’s Role in Judicial Confirmations

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November 14, 2018
The Senate has spent much of its time in the 115th Congress confirming President Trump’s judicial nominations. Before the midterm elections, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., touted… Read More

LegBranch launches new website

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November 14, 2018
LegBranch.org, the hub for the congressional reform movement, launches a new and improved website today. The site features the latest research and writing on topics like congressional leadership, legislative… Read More

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