Will the Congressional Review Act Be a Big Deal In January?

November 29, 2016
Some of the many volumes of the Code of Federal Regulations. By Kevin R. Kosar Will the Congressional Review Act become a big deal in January? Maybe. Congress enacted the… Read More

Is Too Much Transparency Crippling Congressional Deal-Making?

November 27, 2016
The U.S. Congress: Too much or too little transparency? by Rob Oldham President-elect Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker and has said that he hopes to… Read More

Video of Meeting On Legislative Branch Reorganization

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November 22, 2016
Enjoy the melodious orations of Kevin Kosar (R Street Institute), Walter Oleszek (Congressional Research Service), and Mark Strand (Congressional Institute) during your lengthy holiday travels, or as you recover from… Read More

Banning Dialing for Dollars Will Not Fix Congress

November 21, 2016
By Kevin R. Kosar I agree with the conventional wisdom that congressmen spend entirely too much of their time raising money. Like many viewers, I cringed at John… Read More

Are Congressional Term Limits a Bad Idea?

November 15, 2016
Lee Drutman, senior fellow at New America and co-director of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, certainly thinks so. He writes in a recent Vox column: In one recent… Read More

Ominous Omnibus: A CR is coming.

November 14, 2016
By Joshua C. Huder With elections over, lawmakers make their way back to DC today. They will be faced with several pieces of important business, perhaps none more important than… Read More

When Lawmakers Clash With Technology

November 9, 2016
Last month’s meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group has sparked additional interest in the Office of Technology Assessment and Congress’s capacity to comprehend technological change. So, the R… Read More

Next Meeting Date: Monday, November 14, 12pm

October 27, 2016
Source: Comic by Berryman via National Archives and Records Administration The next meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group will be on Monday, November 14 at 12pm. We will… Read More

How Congress Has Advanced Civil Liberties

October 26, 2016
Which branch of government comes to mind when you think of your rights? Many, if not most, Americans will think first of the judiciary. They might reference the Obergefell… Read More

Save the Date: Next Meeting Is On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12 PM

October 4, 2016
Source: VisitTheCapitol.gov The fifth meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group will be held in the Capitol Visitors Center (SVC 203-2) on Wednesday, October 19th at 12pm. Lunch will… Read More