Pelosi’s revenge?

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January 16, 2019
The Hill was abuzz on Wednesday with news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had “exacted revenge” on one of her most vocal detractors, Rep. Katherine Rice (D-NY). A former… Read More

Senate Republicans get ready to play musical chairs

November 5, 2018
Regardless of what happens in the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans are set to play a game of musical chairs on some of the most important committees in the Senate. The… Read More

More heat than light: New Conservative amending activity in the U.S. House

October 24, 2018
For almost a decade, House Republicans from the Tea Party, Liberty, and Freedom Caucuses—to whom we give the collective label “New Conservatives”—have repeatedly and publicly clashed with House Republican… Read More

Congressman highlights broken system of committee chairmanship selection

September 17, 2018
Upon being asked what he would change about the House as an institution during Thursday’s American Institutions Network Congressional Exit Interview, retiring Congressman John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) responded: “I didn’t like and… Read More

Removing House members from standing committees

August 15, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on August 14, 2018.) Representative Chris Collins, R-N.Y., was recently arrested for insider trading. Immediately after his… 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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Committee Sheet: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

July 16, 2018
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Despite appearances – or perhaps because of them – Congress is not as dysfunctional as some believe

July 11, 2018
Image source: VOA By John Ray Since the publication of the historic Congress: The Broken Branch, observers of life on the Hill have lamented the decline of Congress as… Read More

Committee Sheet: Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

July 9, 2018
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