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

Save the Date: Next Meeting on February 23, 2017 at 12pm

February 7, 2017
Photo credit: VisitTheCapitol.gov Please hold the date for the next meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. We will meet on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 12 to 1:30pm… Read More

Video of Meeting: “Does Congress Have the Technology It Needs to Govern?”

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February 5, 2017
The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group met in the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2017 to discuss Congress and technology. The speakers were: Kevin R. Kosar, R Street Institute… Read More

Half of House Members and Senators Have Served 8 Years Or Less

February 3, 2017
The Congressional Research Service released a report chock full of data on terms in office. Contrary to some popular caricatures, the average member of Congress is not an establishment… Read More

ICYMI: Reasserting Congress in Regulatory Policy

January 17, 2017
Last week, National Affairs journal released a special report: “Unleashing Opportunity: Policy Reforms for an Accountable Administrative State.” It includes a chapter on “Reasserting Congress In Regulatory Policy,” which… Read More