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APSA congressional reform task force report

January 21, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
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APSA Task Force Memorandum: Congress, Technology, and Innovation

October 2, 2019  ·  Claire Abernathy, Kevin Esterling, and Marci Harris
To: The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From: Claire Abernathy, Stockton University; Kevin Esterling, University of California, Riverside; and Marci Harris, POPVOX Reform: Congress, Technology, and Innovation A Report… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: Modernizing congressional capacity

September 26, 2019  ·  Lee Drutman
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:   Lee Drutman, New America (chair); Larry Evans, William and Mary College; Bruce M. Patton, Harvard… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: The Appropriations Process

September 17, 2019  ·  Nolan McCarty
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:   Nolan McCarty, Princeton University, chair; Sarah Binder, George Washington University; Josh Chafetz, Cornell University; Meredith… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: The House of Representatives’ work schedule: Issues, and options for reform

September 12, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:      Prof. Jason Roberts, University of North Carolina, chair; Prof. James Curry, University of Utah;… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: Congressional staffing diversity and retention

September 5, 2019  ·  Kathryn Pearson et al.
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:      Kathryn Pearson, Chair, University of Minnesota ; Casey Burgat, R Street Institute; Menna… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: Floor and committee processes in the House of Representatives: Issues, options for reform, and potential consequences

July 1, 2019  ·  Molly E. Reynolds
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Molly E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow; Brookings Institution; E. Scott Adler, University of… Read More

APSA White Papers on Congressional Capacity

September 6, 2016  ·  LegBranch Team
Every chair was filled at the American Political Science Association panel discussing congressional capacity. The papers delivered were: Anthony Madonna and Ian Ostrander, “A Congress of Cannibals: The Evolution… Read More

Reminder: Saturday APSA Academic Panel On Congressional Capacity

August 31, 2016  ·  LegBranch Team
Lee Drutman and Kevin Kosar, the co-directors of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, will be on a panel titled “Assessing Congress’ Capacity to Solve Problems.” This will… Read More

Changes to MTR rules remind us that Congress must ‘recommit’ to serving people over party

January 25, 2021  ·  Patrick Ramjug
In one of its first official acts, the 117th U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the parliamentary rules that will govern lower chamber proceedings for the next two… Read More