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Kevin Kosar

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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Congress and the electoral college

July 16, 2019 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the electoral college and… Read More

Lessons on Congressional Reform from Donald M. Fraser

July 15, 2019
Source: Congressional Pictorial Dictionary. This month, former Congressman Donald M. Fraser (D-MN) passed away at the age of 95. For many observers of… Read More

Recent news on the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

July 11, 2019
“So far, the panel has held six hearings, including its first on March 12. Kilmer and the top Republican, Tom Graves of Georgia, have hired three full-time staffers and… Read More

Video: How House leadership is chosen and trained: A conversation with Matthew Green

July 10, 2019
 How is the speaker and the other leaders of the House chosen? What factors who wins these races… Read More

Who reaches the pinnacle of power in Congress, and why?

July 9, 2019
Few would dispute the critical role that party leaders play in Congress today. They are intimately involved in every stage of the legislative process. Leaders set the agenda, resolve disagreements… Read More

How McConnell blocked amendments on the defense bill

July 8, 2019
The Senate voted Monday to begin debate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (S. 1790). Senators approved the motion to proceed to… Read More

Why members of Congress should get a raise, whether they deserve it or not

July 3, 2019
You’ve surely heard the old line, “The best Congress money can buy.” Typically, it’s said sardonically. In the classic formulation, it’s not your money doing the buying. It’s special interests… Read More

Modernizing Congress: Bringing Democracy Into the 21st Century

July 2, 2019
Download this report published by the Beeck Center of Georgetown University. 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
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Molly E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow; Brookings Institution; E. Scott Adler, University of… Read More

The Tribune, the Triumvirate, and the Ethos of the Senate

June 27, 2019
James Madison famously predicted that the constitution’s division of power would be enforced by the “personal motives” of those individuals holding public office. Ambition is made to counteract ambition when… Read More