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Special House rules explained

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November 20, 2018  ·  Casey Burgat
In teaching introductory legislative procedure, the House Rules Committee is justifiably given a fair amount of attention given its outsized role in determining policy consideration for the… Read More

2018 saw more women elected to Congress. Should we expect women to govern differently?

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November 19, 2018  ·  Michele Swers
The 2018 election saw the largest contingent of new women elected to the House since that other “Year of the Woman” election in 1992.  Making her case to reclaim the… Read More

Jeff Flake doesn’t have to go gentle into that good night

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November 19, 2018  ·  James Wallner
In a famous poem, Dylan Thomas urges his father, “Do not go gentle into that good night … Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Thomas’ poem is about… Read More

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

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November 16, 2018  ·  Douglas Harris, Matthew Green
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  ·  Marian Currinder
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

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