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Every congressional office should pivot to constituent service during COVID-19

April 3, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Consider: The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) is 247 pages long and quite complex.The threat of coronavirus has led legislators in both the House… Read More

Podcast: Filibuster or filibusted?

April 2, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Listen here. This week, Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner consider the filibuster. What purpose does it serve? Have its consequences gotten worse as the Senate has… Read More

Governance: What does the public think?

April 1, 2020  ·  Casey Burgat
In early February, 2020, George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, and Graduate School of Political Management sponsored a nationwide poll of 1,200… Read More

How do we measure what Congress has accomplished?

March 31, 2020  ·  Jonathan Bydlak
With approval ratings somewhere below Nickelback and root canals, Congress is hardly America’s favorite institution. The American public certainly seems to view gridlock and shutdowns dimly, and there’s a popular … Read More

The exasperating politics of pensions and trust funds

March 30, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Across the United States, myriad pension and trust funds are in trouble. Serious trouble. The U.S Postal Service’s retiree health benefits fund is underfunded by $70 billion, and will… Read More

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