New Book: Congress Explained by Casey Burgat and Charles Hunt

December 8, 2022
Casey Burgat and Charles Hunt have a new textbook that belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Congress and how it works. For those… Read More

Podcast: What Are the Duties of the Speaker of the House of Representatives? (with Paul Ryan)

December 6, 2022
From Kevin Kosar at the American Enterprise Institute: The topic of this episode is, “What are the Duties of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?” My guest… Read More

New Report: Bipartisan House Rules Recommendations for Rebalancing Power in the 118th Congress

November 29, 2022
Today, Demand Progress and the Lincoln Network released bipartisan recommendations for the 118th Congress that would emphasize rules changes in the House of Representatives that would give more power… Read More

Workhorses, not show horses: Five ways to promote effective lawmaking in Congress

August 30, 2022
In case you missed it, the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) Co-Directors Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman wrote in The Conversation about five key ways that lawmakers in Congress… Read More

Congress needs to act now to protect election workers

August 17, 2022
The Homeland Security Committee recently held a hearing on current and ongoing threats to elections. Much of the discussion centered on threats of violence against election workers, and there was considerable… Read More

Reforming the Electoral Count Act is a step in the right direction

July 21, 2022
by Jonathan Bydlak, Ryan Williamson, Matt Germer The Electoral Count Act (ECA) has been in desperate need of reform since it was enacted in 1887. It was… Read More

Unpacking Court Reform: How to Ensure a Strong Judiciary

July 15, 2022
In December 2021, the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States released its final report, which outlined the history of the Supreme Court and the likely consequences of various… Read More

With modernization, Congress could be the branch you’ve been waiting for

July 8, 2022
Following the Supreme Court’s June 30 decision in West Virginia vs. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which held that the EPA did not have broad authority to overhaul the nation’s electricity production, many… Read More

New Report: America’s Primary Elections Are Ripe for Reform

June 8, 2022
R Street Institute Resident Fellow Matthew Germer has a new report about reforming America’s primary elections. “As primaries act more as a nonpartisan winnowing process for the general, states… Read More

Event: Exploring The Economist’s View of the World

March 31, 2022
Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with author Steven Rhoads, The Washington Post’s Megan McArdle and American Action Forum president and former Congressional Budget Office director Doug Holtz-Eakin as we… Read More