ICYMI: Analysis on legislative gridlock and congressional oversight
The most recent edition of the The Legislative Scholar, the newsletter of the legislative studies section of the American Political Science Association, focuses on “the pervasive problem of legislative gridlock.” According to newsletter editors Laurel Harbridge-Yong and Gisela Sin, “In recent years, the U.S. Congress has hit historical lows for productivity, government shutdowns and eleventh hour deals to avert them have become commonplace, state legislatures have gone without budgets for years, and countries around the world have faced gridlock as well as policy and government instability. The contributors to this issue tackle the challenges surrounding gridlock – including the causes and consequences.”
And the newest edition of the Wayne Law Review tackles the topic of congressional oversight. Contributors focus on issues such as measuring oversight effectiveness, executive privilege, judicial oversight, and the Congressional Research Service’s weakened role in supporting committee oversight.
Be sure to check out these great reads!