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The take down that wasn’t: Pelosi and yesterday’s House kerfuffle

July 16, 2019  ·  Casey Burgat
Official portrait of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, photographed January 11, 2019. Late Tuesday afternoon, a rare level of excitement hit the floor of the House… Read More

Congress and the electoral college

July 16, 2019  ·  Lee Drutman
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-1-The-Electoral-College.mp3 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the electoral college and… Read More

Lessons on Congressional Reform from Donald M. Fraser

July 15, 2019  ·  Emily Baer-Bositis
Source: Congressional Pictorial Dictionary. This month, former Congressman Donald M. Fraser (D-MN) passed away at the age of 95. For many observers of… Read More

ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

July 13, 2019  ·  Aubrey Neal
Kate Ackley, “House modernization leaders seek consensus despite hurdles,” Roll Call. July 10, 2019: “In the committee’s first months, Kilmer and Graves have taken a bipartisan tack that is… Read More

Video: How House leadership is chosen and trained: A conversation with Matthew Green

July 10, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
 How is the speaker and the other leaders of the House chosen? What factors who wins these races… Read More