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Casey Burgat

Associate Fellow, Governance Project, R Street Institute

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How diverse are Democratic Senate offices? You might be surprised …

August 30, 2018
Seemingly every year, journalists tweet pictures of House and Senate interns, offering photographic evidence that those interning in the branch of government most connected to the people don’t really look… Read More

ICYMI: What happened to the discharge petition?

July 3, 2018
After two postponements, the House is expected to vote on a ‘compromise’ immigration bill on Wednesday, June 27. Though the bill’s text has not been released and more than a… Read More

How committee staffers clear the runway for legislative action in Congress

June 13, 2018
Admittedly, the audience at this spring’s “The State of Congressional Capacity Conference” was a receptive one. Congressional scholars from across the country gathered and presented research asking and… Read More

How do congressional committee staff turnover rates compare to personal staff turnover?

May 10, 2018
Congressional committees are typically thought of as bastions of policy expertise, where committed aides dive deep into the wonkery of narrow issue areas and make careers on Capitol Hill. After… Read More

Which Senate offices had the highest staff turnover in 2017?

April 5, 2018
How do the staff turnover data for Senators compare to those of their House colleagues? This week, Senate offices are placed under the 2017 turnover microscope… Read More

New interactive map reveals 2017 turnover rates for every House office

March 28, 2018
Relying on disbursement data from the House of Representatives, cleaned and verified by LegiStorm, this new LegBranch resource reveals 2017 staff turnover rates for all members in the House… Read More

Which House offices had the highest staff turnover in 2017?

March 8, 2018
Which House members churned through employees in 2017 and which retained staff at a higher rate than their colleagues? Relying on disbursement data from the House of Representatives,… Read More

Crippled Congress = expanded executive powers

February 20, 2018
Image source: POGO Congress is unquestionably polarized. Many of the nation’s most pressing issues are mired in gridlock. These facets of our politics are understood, but the consequences of… Read More

What is the process for investigating or removing committee chairs?

February 1, 2018
Image Source: OCE As your Twitter feed and/or news alerts have undoubtedly made you aware, trouble is afoot yet again at the House Committee on Intelligence. The latest drama… Read More

Ten ways to unsuck Congress

January 30, 2018
“This place sucks.” Sen. Joe Manchin’s candid commentary came during discussions with Democratic leadership about whether the West Virginia senator would run for reelection. Manchin’s remarks were less a… Read More