Save the Date: Next Meeting Is Tuesday, July 26 at 12pm

July 11, 2016
Please hold the date for the next meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. We will meet on Tuesday, July 26 from 12 to 1:30pm in the… Read More

Just How “Special” Are Special Elections?

June 8, 2016
By Jordan Ragusa and Gibbs Knotts [Another version of the post was published on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.  Gibbs Knotts helped write this article.] On September 25th,… Read More

Register for the June 20 Meeting on Congressional Staffing

June 2, 2016
House Committee staff levels. Source: Lee Drutman and Steven Teles. We’ll meet in the Capital Visitors Center to discuss congressional staff. We chose this topic based upon your responses to… Read More

Survey Results: Congress Is Not Well Equipped to Do Its Job

June 1, 2016
We received 45 responses to our survey on legislative branch capacity. The figures below display the aggregate responses, which came from Hill staff and close watchers of Congress.  Figure… Read More

Save the Date: Meeting On June 20 at 12pm

May 31, 2016
Please hold the date for the next meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. We will meet on Monday, June 20 from 12 to 1:30pm in the Capitol… Read More

Last Call: Please Complete the Quickie Survey On Congress!

May 24, 2016
we want our meetings and research to focus on your interests. So please complete the survey at: http://www.legbranch.com/theblog/2016/5/12/survey It takes 3 minutes and is utterly anonymous. Thank you!… Read More

First Meeting of LBCWG Draws 50+ Attendees

May 19, 2016
Rep. John Sarbanes speaks. Also pictured: Kevin R. Kosar and Lee Drutman. More than 50 staffers, think-tankers, and academics attended the inaugural meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. Read More

Survey of Working Group Participants

May 17, 2016
The Working Group’s research agenda will be informed by the interests of meeting attendees and followers of Legislative Branch Working Group. Thus, to gauge your views on Congress and… Read More

Reminder: First Meeting Is On Wednesday, May 18 at 12pm

May 13, 2016
Please join us for the first meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. We meet at 12pm In Rayburn 2226. Lunch will be provided. To attend, please complete… Read More

RSVP for the May 18 Meeting

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May 9, 2016
The first meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2226. To attend, please register… Read More