Video of meeting on appropriations and regular order

At the October 2017 meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, Casey Burgat, Lee Drutman, Peter Hanson, and James Wallner examined and interpreted calls for “regular order” in the appropriations process from members of Congress. Questions considered include: What does “regular order” mean to members, and why has Congress abandoned it? What can be learned from the House practice of allowing open rules on appropriations bills about the impact of regular order on debate? And can regular order be restored?