Interest groups are out-performing the parties in congressional primaries

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April 29, 2019
Party organizations have historically been successful in nominating their preferred candidates. However, thanks to the creation of super PACs, interest groups have become integral in determining candidates’ success… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 26, 2019
James C. Capretta, “Spending Caps Fight Exposes Both Parties’ Weaknesses,” Real Clear Policy: “This bipartisan consensus to ignore the nation’s budgetary challenges probably won’t change until outside events force… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 19, 2019
Katherine Tully-McManus, “IG Report: Some members of Congress sexually harassed night-shift custodians,” Roll Call: “Members of Congress allegedly sexually harassed night shift custodial staff while they cleaned their offices. Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 12, 2019
Eliza Collins, “How Nancy Pelosi is leading divided Democrats through political turmoil, Trump’s administration,” USA Today: “The only woman to become speaker of the House – not once, but twice –… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 5, 2019
Niels Lesniewski, “‘Nuclear’ fallout in Senate might take some time to register,” Roll Call: “The Senate’s Geiger counters hardly registered Wednesday afternoon after the most recent deployments of the “nuclear option”… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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March 29, 2019
Katherine Tully-McManus, “Should Congress spend more on itself to avoid deterioration?” Roll Call: “Civil society groups and former lawmakers are calling on appropriators to boost funding for Congress itself to… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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March 22, 2019
Jordain Carney, “Senate GOP poised to go ‘nuclear’ on Trump picks,” The Hill: “Senate Republicans are set to hit the gas on confirming hundreds of President Trump’s nominees by muscling… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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March 15, 2019
Kate Ackley, “‘Dead billionaires’ and a tech Peace Corps? Lawmakers float ideas to fix Congress,” Roll Call: “Hoyer and other lawmakers also called on the committee to recommend better… Read More

Video: Can the other branches help restore Congress?

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March 14, 2019
On February 6, 2019, the Federalist Society’s Article I Initiative and the Georgetown Student Chapter co-sponsored the first Legislative Branch Review Conference. The first panel asked “Can the Other… Read More

ICYMI: Congress, the President and Trade: Who Should Decide?

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March 12, 2019
The Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs has made trade policy one of today’s most contentious issues, prompting Congress to consider various reforms to make itself more central to trade policymaking. Read More