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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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March 22, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Jordain Carney, “Senate GOP poised to go ‘nuclear’ on Trump picks,” The Hill: “Senate Republicans are set to hit the gas on confirming hundreds of President Trump’s nominees by muscling… Read More

Letter in support of increased funding for the Legislative Branch in FY2020

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March 21, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Re: FY 2020 302(b) Allocation for the Legislative Branch Dear Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, and members of the committee: On behalf of the undersigned bipartisan group of civil society… Read More

You can take a congressperson outta Washington …

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March 21, 2019  ·  Maya Kornberg
Last week the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress held its first hearing. One of its tasks is to recommend ways to reform congressional procedures. Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.),… Read More

New R Sheet: Post-cloture debate time for presidential nominations

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March 20, 2019  ·  James Wallner, Kevin Kosar
Key Points: 1) Republicans can speed up the confirmation process by enforcing the Senate’s current rules and practices. 2) Strictly enforcing the provisions of Rule XXII limits the amount… Read More

The national tide falls short in the U.S. Senate

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March 19, 2019  ·  Carlos Algara
On the same night that Democrats celebrated a 40-seat pickup in the U.S. House of Representatives, they failed to gain control of the U.S. Senate. Faced with the highest number… Read More

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