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Congress isn’t paying its interns enough

September 3, 2018
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Washington Post on September 3, 2018.) By Barbara A. Trish Here’s an idea to ponder on Labor Day: Why… Read More

How effective are former governors as legislators in Congress?

August 14, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the Hewlett Foundation website on August 8, 2018.) By Jean Parvin Bordewich Governors form a subset of senators with the unique… Read More

Congress needs a commission for its drug policy ideas

August 13, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in STAT on August 9, 2018.) By Scott Levy As the midterm elections loom, politicians are trotting out their stump speeches promising,… Read More

August lecture series: New research on Congress, congressional capacity

August 8, 2018
What better way to spend the August recess in D.C. than learning about Congress? Check out the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s lunchtime lecture series on Wednesdays in August… Read More

Do roll call votes influence member reelection prospects?

July 30, 2018
By Ben Highton Political scientists and political analysts have a keen interest in knowing whether the roll call votes Members of Congress (MCs) make concerning significant public policy influence… Read More

Resignations, appointments, and the 2018 U.S. Senate map

July 26, 2018
By Tim Lynch Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) have more in common than a surname. They are the two most junior senators and both… Read More

Managing constituent correspondence: Implications for congressional learning and citizen advocacy

July 25, 2018
By Claire Abernathy Constituents contact their elected officials in Washington to express their views on policy, and these incoming contacts represent a potentially useful resource for congressional offices to… Read More

Diversity and consensus in Senate committees

July 24, 2018
By Jason Mycoff In an era of party polarization and congressional infighting, many wonder if Congress can get anything done. My research focuses on how diverse perspectives… Read More

Committee Sheet: Senate Committee on Appropriations

July 23, 2018
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ICYMI: Budget process reform

July 19, 2018
On June 25th, 2018, the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group partnered with the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution to discuss how to build a better budget process. The… Read More