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James Wallner

Senior Fellow, Governance Project, R Street Institute

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Wallner on the Senate: Blocking amendments is a perversion of Senate rules and practices

October 16, 2017
The Senate today is an institution in decline. It is paralyzed—unable to legislate, much less deliberate. The Senate‚Äôs plight is reflected in the near-total deterioration of its amendment process. Read More
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Why Does the Senate So Rarely Consider a Budget Resolution?

August 9, 2017
The share of amendments to the budget resolution that are symbolic, 1993-2015. Source: Molly Reynolds, “Considering the budget resolution in the Senate: Challenges and consequences of reform,” May 2017. By… Read More