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Matthew Green

Professor of Politics, Catholic University

Matthew Green is an ordinary professor of politics and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.  He has taught at Catholic University since 2005.


Leadership development in Congress

April 24, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Matthew N. Green, Catholic University, and Douglas Harris, Loyola University Maryland… Read More

Leadership development in Congress:  Background and proposals for reform

April 7, 2019
Please do not cite without permission of the authors. Executive Summary Both political parties in the U.S. House of Representatives follow several norms and informal practices that contribute to leadership… Read More

Common myths about the House Freedom Caucus

March 12, 2019
Since it was formed in early 2015, the House Freedom Caucus has made headlines for blocking bills in Congress, helping remove an incumbent Speaker of the House, and otherwise making… Read More

Trump’s shutdown tactics borrow from the Freedom Caucus

January 23, 2019
When President Donald Trump declared last month that he was willing to risk a partial government shutdown to secure funding for a wall on the southern US border, most… Read More

Why so little dissent? Explaining the stability in this week’s House GOP leadership contests

November 16, 2018
The House Republican Conference met Wednesday to choose their top leaders for the 116th Congress.  Despite the fact that the midterm elections cost them between 30 and 40 seats and, importantly,… Read More

Power in the House: The House Freedom Caucus and Intraparty Organizations

February 6, 2018
In this January 23 Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group session, Professor Matthew Green of Catholic University discusses the House Freedom Caucus and political and policy influence… Read More