Trump is Tweeting Threats at the Freedom Caucus. Good Luck with That

April 6, 2017
Illustration credit: Andrew J. Clarke, Washington Post Monkey Cage. Andrew J. Clarke writes: “Following the Republican failure to repeal and replace Obamacare last week, President Trump took aim at… Read More

What Members of Congress Think Is Wrong With Congress

April 5, 2017
For those who feel Congress is in need of some modicum of reform, we should read carefully the words of those who experience first-hand the problems found within the… Read More

ICYMI: Group Strives to “Make Congress Great Again”

April 2, 2017
Photo credit: Tom WIlliams/CQ Roll Call Congressional Quarterly/Roll Call published a very fine article on the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. You may read it at http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/group-strives-make-congress-great… Read More

Next Meeting on April 12: Does Congress Have the Capacity It Needs In Foreign Affairs?

March 25, 2017
The eighth meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group is on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12pm in the Capitol Visitors Center. The subject to be discussed is, “Does… Read More

Get Your “Make Congress Great Again” Hat

March 21, 2017
Our “Make Congress Great Again” hats now come in red and blue. If you want a hat, e-mail your name, address, and preferred color to: [email protected] Read More

Video of Meeting on: What Role Congress Should Have in Regulation?

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March 11, 2017
Jarrett Dieterle (R Street Institute), Philip Wallach (Brookings Institution) and Kevin Kosar (R Street Institute) ponder and debate the role of Congress in regulation. This video carries the presentations given… Read More

Future headline: President Trump’s budget proposal re-breaks already broken appropriations process into itty bits… And that has other consequences.

March 2, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder That’s not likely to be the actual headline but it won’t be far off. On Tuesday, President Trump outlined his budget proposal which will include $54… Read More

Follow the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group On Facebook

February 27, 2017
Please follow us on Facebook, where we post and discuss our latest blog posts and white papers:  https://www.facebook.com/Legislative-Branch-Capacity-Working-Group-1818867645003223/… Read More

Congressional Capacity and Presidential Unilateralism

February 26, 2017
Political scientists Alexander Bolton and Sharece Thrower offer an interesting, if not surprising, take on the use of executive orders by presidents since 1905. In short, congressional capacity affects… Read More

February 23, 2017 Meeting: What Role Should Congress Play in Regulation?

February 13, 2017
RSVP here. Historically, Congress has delegated great authority to the executive branch when it came to regulatory matters. For the most part, the executive branch has… Read More