ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 20, 2019
Robert George, “Return all legislative power to Congress,” Politico. September 20, 2019. “[W]e have failed to say “no” to leaders who usurp the power of legislators (state and federal,… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 14, 2019
David Lerman, “Senate appropriations process continues to devolve,” Roll Call. September 11, 2019. “The Appropriations Committee announced it will postpone consideration of its fiscal 2020… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

August 30, 2019
Richard Ahrenberg, “Strange bedfellows oppose the filibuster,” The Hill, August 24, 2019. “Such bipartisan resolve [to end the filibuster] might be welcome if the objective were not so misguided. Read More

Modernizing Congress: A conversation with Lorelei Kelly

August 29, 2019
The Scholars Strategy network interviewed Lorelei Kelly, author of the report, Modernizing Congress: Bringing Democracy into the 21st Century. Click here to listen to the podcast or download… Read More

Congress and ranked choice voting

August 20, 2019
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-3-ranked-choice-voting.mp3 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the primaries and… Read More

Congress and primaries

August 7, 2019
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-2-Primaries.mp3 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the primaries and… Read More

Reclaiming Congress’ war powers

August 5, 2019
July 29, 2019 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House… Read More

ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

August 3, 2019
James Wallner, “The Senate is gridlocked but not for the reason you might think,” LegBranch Blog, July 31, 2019: “Given this, gridlock, properly understood, only arises in those situations… Read More

Congress and political realignment

August 1, 2019
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-4-Realignment.mp3 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the electoral college… Read More

ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

July 26, 2019
Chris Marquette, “Office of Congressional Ethics has undertaken 9 investigations since April,” Roll Call, July 25, 2019: “The independent, non-partisan investigative entity has moved seven matters to a second-phase… Read More