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

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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

Freshman class of Congress is looking younger, more female: Today’s talker

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November 13, 2018
Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives and are currently projected to finish with about 234 seats to the Republicans’ 201. Once the dust settles, the freshman class is projected to… Read More

The promise our next Speaker will make — and break

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November 6, 2018
We don’t know which party will win the majority in tomorrow’s midterms, and so we don’t know who will take the Speaker’s gavel from the retiring Paul Ryan. But, here’s… Read More

D or R > X or Y: Party trumps sex in the contemporary Congress

October 18, 2018
By Jennifer L. Lawless and Sean M. Theriault When Republican Senator Susan Collins took to the Senate floor last week to announce whether she would vote to… Read More

AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews (Event Video Oct. 4, 2018): Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Penn.) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.)

October 4, 2018
Join R Street Institutes’ American Institutions Network (AIN) as we sit down with retiring Congressmen for the first of its kind, groundbreaking panel series, AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews. The… Read More

“Models of Representation” reflected in the roll call votes of House members

September 26, 2018
By Kim Quaile Hill As the 2018 off-year election approaches, both academic and news commentators are abuzz with how candidates for Congressional seats will position themselves with… Read More

Style and substance in the U.S. House of Representatives

September 20, 2018
By Tracy Sulkin and William Bernhard Upon arriving on Capitol Hill, all new members of Congress (MCs) face a central choice: what kind of legislator will they… Read More

AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews (Event Video 9/13/2018): Representative John J. Duncan, Jr.

September 13, 2018
Join R Street Institutes’ American Institutions Network (AIN) as we sit down with retiring Congressmen for the first of its kind, groundbreaking panel series, AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews. The… Read More

Collins indictment could spur reform

August 21, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on August 17, 2018.) After Representative Chris Collins’ (R-N.Y.) recent indictment for insider trading, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) … Read More

August recess? It’s the law

July 31, 2018
It’s (almost) August in Washington which means that Congress (and a good part of the city) will go into recess. This year, however, there’s a twist: The Senate is… Read More