Committee Sheet: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

June 18, 2018
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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

Committee Sheet: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

June 11, 2018
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The power of committee chairs

June 7, 2018
Image source: House Appropriations By Christopher R. Berry and Anthony Fowler Congressional committees are thought to play a central role in policymaking and the distribution of federal spending, and seats… Read More

Committee Sheet: Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

June 4, 2018
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To delegate or not to delegate: Committee staff, congressional capacity, and executive authority

May 29, 2018
Image source:  POGO By Austin Bussing From repeated, thinly-veiled threats to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller to drastic tariff hikes on steel and aluminum, the administration of president Donald J. Read More

Committee Sheet: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)

May 21, 2018
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How partisan are House committees and does it matter for lawmaking?

May 16, 2018
By Josh M. Ryan In the U.S. House of Representatives, the majority party controls the committees, which in turn control the legislative development process. Standing committees are largely responsible… Read More

Committee Sheet: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

May 14, 2018
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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