Today: Oversight hearing on the Congressional Research Service

June 20, 2019
The House Committee on Administration is holding a hearing on the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at 10am today. The hearing may be viewed online. The CRS is critical… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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June 14, 2019
Kevin Kosar, “Congress’s tech policy knowledge gap,” Cato Unbound: “The current Congress might benefit from an OTA that spends more time on the latter than the former. One can… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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June 7, 2019
Mila Atmos, “Podcast with Brad Fitch, President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation,” FutureHindsight: “Brad Fitch is the President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 31, 2019
Kate Ackley, “Dingell, McCain honored for lifetime as defenders of Congress and democracy,” Roll Call: “The Congressional Management Foundation will honor the late Sen. … Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 24, 2019
Kia Rahnama, “What Congress cans do when Trump appointees defy it,” The Atlantic: “The legal framework governing situations such as this is seldom used and little known…Although the Constitution… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 17, 2019
James Wallner, “Congress Has a Duty to Intervene in Trump’s Trade War,” The Bulwark: “As the United States and China announce dueling tariffs and send the stock markets spiraling, millions… Read More

A polarized Congress relies more on party-aligned think tanks

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May 15, 2019
Congress is more polarized and has less capacity to process complex information than ever. These trends are related. As Congress cut the budgets of its own internal think tanks –… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 10, 2019
Don Wolfensberger, “House subpoena fights imperil interbranch comity,” The Hill: Never before has a president signaled that his administration will resist all subpoenas issued by one house of Congress because it… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 3, 2019
Cristina Marcos, “Former lawmakers urge Congress to consider pay raises,” The Hill: “Former lawmakers on Wednesday urged a select committee tasked with modernizing Congress to consider finding ways to… Read More

Interest groups are out-performing the parties in congressional primaries

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April 29, 2019
Party organizations have historically been successful in nominating their preferred candidates. However, thanks to the creation of super PACs, interest groups have become integral in determining candidates’ success… Read More