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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 22, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Sarah Binder, “Three takeaways from Congress’s ability to avoid a shutdown — this time around, at least,” Washington Post: “Thwarted by Congress’s unwillingness to meet his funding demands, the… Read More

More moms in Congress could mean more attention on children and families

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February 21, 2019  ·  Julia Marin Hellwege, Lisa A. Bryant
The 2018 election has brought in the most diverse Congress in its history. There has been much attention already on the so-called Pink Wave of women, the Rainbow… Read More

No, getting rid of Congress is not a clever idea

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February 20, 2019  ·  Philip Wallach
Congressional majorities and President Donald Trump disagreed about how much money ought to be used to extend barriers running along our nation’s southern border. Their disagreement led to a partial… Read More

R Street Explainer: How the minority party can impact legislation in today’s Congress

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February 19, 2019  ·  Aubrey Neal, Casey Burgat
The House of Representatives is fundamentally a majoritarian institution. That is, any coalition or party with the majority of votes can largely dominate the chamber’s agenda, scheduling, procedure and outcomes. Read More

President’s Day Read: The Star Wars theory of history

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February 18, 2019  ·  Philip Wallach
In the wake of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, bestselling popular historian and former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham undertook a series of essays which he soon turned… Read More