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

First Meeting: May 18, 12 PM

April 28, 2016
The first meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group will be held on the Capitol Campus on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 12 PM. Further details and an official invitation… Read More

Is Paul Ryan delivering on his promise for regular order?

April 13, 2016
When Paul Ryan accepted the nomination for the speakership he promised his colleagues that he’d deliver a more regular process. He promised more inclusion in developing strategy, more opportunities for… Read More

R.I.P. FY2017 Budget

March 21, 2016
The prospects of a congressional budget resolution are nearing zero. For weeks members in the House and Senate searched for a path forward. As of today, each institution is trail-blazing… Read More

Simulating the Senate Vote to Confirm Merrick Garland

March 18, 2016
On Wednesday, President Obama appointed Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (IA) have… Read More

Senate SCOTUS politics in 2016

February 19, 2016
The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia this past weekend throws a new wrinkle into Senate politics. As if things were difficult enough for Majority Leader McConnell, he now has to… Read More

How long will the “open process” last?

February 3, 2016
During the Republican retreat two weeks ago Speaker Ryan doubled down on his commitment open the process in the House. The original pledge was offered to satisfy conservative members’… Read More