Deep Dive: Burgat and Glassman: What’s wrong with Congress? What’s right?

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November 28, 2017
R Street Governance Fellow Casey Burgat interviews Matt Glassman, Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s Government Affairs Institute, on all things Congress In the first episode of a new video series for… Read More

Five legislative styles of members of Congress

November 20, 2017
Workhorses are but one of the sorts of legislator. Source: . Even the most casual observer of American politics recognizes stylistic differences between members of Congress (MCs) and how… Read More

ICYMI: Round-up of good reads on Congress

November 17, 2017
So many powers. Source: Daniel Stid, “The Hidden powers of the people’s branch: Passing legislation isn’t the only way Congress can check an unruly president,” Washington Monthly Excerpt: “An… Read More

Why cloture benefits both parties

November 15, 2017
Tick-tock goes the Senate clock. Source:  Standing Rules of the Senate . By James Wallner Senate Rule XXII requires an affirmative vote of “three-fifths of the senators duly chosen and… Read More

ICYMI: Round-up of good reads on Congress

November 10, 2017
Read more or get a copy. New: Michael Pertschuk’s When the Senate Worked for Us (Vanderbilt University Press, 2017). Excerpt from Lee Drutman’s review of the book, “Congress wasn’t… Read More

The Obamacare markets: Trump is making Democrats pay for writing an ambiguous law

November 9, 2017
P.L. 111-148 , also known as “Obamacare.” By Rob Oldham Over the last few weeks, the Trump administration has taken an important step in dismantling the Affordable Care Act by… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads and other stuff on Congress

November 3, 2017
Rachel Bade and Elana Schor, “Capitol Hill’s sexual harassment policy ‘toothless,’ ‘a joke’,” Politico Congressional Institute, “Dissatisfaction with Congress at an all-time high. The Congressional Institute has some… Read More

ICYMI: Javits bipartisanship celebration; Library of Congress data challenge; and the What Works Index

October 27, 2017
The 2017 Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership honorees have been announced. Read about them and RSVP for the November 7, Capitol Visitors Center event at… Read More

ICYMI: How wealthy are our representatives? An interactive map

October 26, 2017
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Rep. Ken Buck: The Game Here Is Not to Take a Tough Vote

October 9, 2017
In this interview with Full Measure, Rep. Ken Buck (R, CO) lit into congressional leadership. “The game here is not to take a tough vote. Nobody wants to take… Read More