Can Pelosi flip enough votes? Probably not without conceding her job.
The attempted Pelosi ouster is crumbling. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) heads into today’s Democratic Caucus leadership elections unopposed in the race for Speaker. However, her quest for the… Read More
What happens when the House picks a Speaker?
In the wake of the federal elections last week, all eyes immediately turned toward the Democratic Party and the impending transfer of power in the House of Representatives. While many… Read More
LegBranch conversations: An interview with John Lawrence
Kevin Kosar, Vice President of Policy at the R Street Institute and co-director of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, interviews John Lawrence about his book, The Class of… Read More
2018 saw more women elected to Congress. Should we expect women to govern differently?
The 2018 election saw the largest contingent of new women elected to the House since that other “Year of the Woman” election in 1992. Making her case to reclaim the… Read More
Jeff Flake doesn’t have to go gentle into that good night
In a famous poem, Dylan Thomas urges his father, “Do not go gentle into that good night … Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Thomas’ poem is about… Read More
Why so little dissent? Explaining the stability in this week’s House GOP leadership contests
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
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
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
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.)
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