Event: Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Holds Member Day Hearing on April 15

April 12, 2021
The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a Member Day hearing this Thursday, April 15, from 12pm ET to 2pm ET. In 2019, more than… Read More

Event: Investigating January 6: A Conversation with the 9/11 Commission Chairs

March 10, 2021
The January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol left Congress, and the nation, staggered. It attempted to prevent the democratic process of counting the election results and the transfer of… Read More

Event: Congressional Norms in an Era of Conflict

March 9, 2021
The U.S. Congress depends on informal rules — norms — to function.  Many traditional norms such as courtesy and reciprocity are under siege in this age of partisan conflict.  What… Read More

Congress once again gives away the farm

March 2, 2021
Tom Vilsack will once again assume the top spot at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to support his confirmation. Vilsack previously served as Secretary… Read More

Video: The Potential Return of Earmarks

February 18, 2021
Wednesday morning, Taxpayers for Common Sense President Stephen Ellis and Congressional Institute President Mark Strand talked about the potential return of earmarks on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. They… Read More

How Congress tricks Americans (with David Schoenbrod)

February 12, 2021
American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Kevin Kosar spoke with David Schoenbrod about his new book DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington. David is a Trustee Professor at… Read More

Event: U.S. Capitol Police – Past, Present and Future

January 14, 2021
This Friday, the Article One Coalition is hosting an event on the U.S. Capitol Police. You can RSVP here. When: Jan. 15, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm ETWhere: Zoom webinarWho: Moderator: Chris Marquette, Congressional… Read More

RSI’s Governance Program Supports the Capitol Hill Community

January 12, 2021
The violence at the Capitol last Wednesday was appalling to all of us who value civil discourse and respect institutions and procedural norms. We share in the anger and frustration… Read More

The Day that Jolted Congress Back to Life

January 11, 2021
(This piece originally appeared in Inside Sources.) The mob that breached the United States Capitol yesterday did unforgivable violence to one of our nation’s most hallowed spaces. But its… Read More

A Primer on the Capitol Police: What We Know From Two Years of Research (from Demand Progress)

January 7, 2021
Daniel Schuman, policy director for Demand Progress, has a must-read in his First Branch Forecast on the Capitol Police in light of yesterday. Excerpts: Today armed Trump supporters… Read More