ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 18, 2019
Paul Blumenthal, “Congress Might Actually Do Something To Stop Itself From Sucking So Much,” Huffington Post: “It’s hard to find agreement in the politically polarized environment of Washington, but… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 11, 2019
Lindsey McPherson, “First big bipartisan vote establishes House select committee on modernizing Congress,” Roll Call: “Taking its first bipartisan vote of the 116th Congress, the House voted Friday to… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 4, 2019
Kevin Schaul and Kevin Uhrmacher, “Democrats’ generational gap grows with return of Speaker Pelosi and longtime deputies,” Washington Post: “There’s a new crop of lawmakers starting on Capitol Hill… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 21, 2018
Dean DiChiaro, “In Oversight Role, House Democrats Aim for Both Check and Balance,” Roll Call: “Partisan tensions in Washington already reached a fever pitch during Trump’s first two years… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 14, 2018
Lindsey McPherson, “Pelosi Agrees to Deal Limiting Her Speakership to 4 Years,” Roll Call: “Under an agreement reached with seven Democrats who opposed her speaker bid, Pelosi will back term… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 7, 2018
John Dingell, “I Served in Congress Longer Than Anyone. Here’s How to Fix It,” The Atlantic: “In my six decades in public service, I’ve seen many changes in our… Read More

Arguments against 18 year term limits for the Supreme Court

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December 3, 2018
After Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation, there were numerous cries among politicians and commentators for the need to lower the political temperature around Supreme Court nominations. Since then, one of… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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November 30, 2018
Paul Kane, “Want Congress to look more like the people it serves? Provide member housing, pay staff more,” Washington Post: “Two of those possibilities should be considered next year… Read More

A truckload of watermelons: Five OMG’s from John Lawrence’s “The Class of ‘74”

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November 28, 2018
John Lawrence has some tales to tell. He served nearly four decades in the House, culminating as the chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi during her stint as… Read More

Why we should expect to see more rule-breaking in Congress from now on

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November 21, 2018
On June 12, 2016, the United States was confronted with another horrific gun massacre, this time at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in the deaths of 49… Read More