Hoyer and McCarthy issue dueling letters on online work and reopening Congress

April 22, 2020
Yesterday, Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D, MD) released a letter advocating remote voting and deliberations. He wrote: “Beyond implementing the proxy voting as a first step, we ought… Read More

Governance poll: Pre-COVID-19 America had growing confidence in the economy and rising sexism

April 15, 2020
Presidential campaigns offer a unique opportunity to observe how individuals respond to political events and messages. The GW Politics Poll contained two separate cross-sectional studies that help us… Read More

Today at 12: Emerging legal issues in congressional oversight and investigation

April 14, 2020
RSVP for this online meeting The 116th Congress may rank with those of the Teapot Dome Scandal and Watergate in terms of its importance in defining the congressional… Read More

Podcast: Do ideas or interests drive our politics?

April 13, 2020
Listen in. Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, joins Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner to discuss the role that ideas and interests play in our politics. Do ideas… Read More

Every congressional office should pivot to constituent service during COVID-19

April 3, 2020
Consider: The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) is 247 pages long and quite complex.The threat of coronavirus has led legislators in both the House… Read More

Governance poll: What does the public think?

April 1, 2020
In early February, 2020, George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, and Graduate School of Political Management sponsored a nationwide poll of 1,200… Read More

How do we measure what Congress has accomplished?

March 31, 2020
With approval ratings somewhere below Nickelback and root canals, Congress is hardly America’s favorite institution. The American public certainly seems to view gridlock and shutdowns dimly, and there’s a popular … Read More

Podcast: What are the politics of the coronavirus pandemic?

March 28, 2020
Listen here. This week, Julia, Lee, and James ask special guest Philip Rocco about the politics of public health emergencies. Philip is an Assistant… Read More

In Congress, assembled: A virtual Congress creates more problems than it solves

March 26, 2020
The coronavirus has disrupted life for millions of Americans. People across the country have altered their daily routines in a bid to slow its spread. In many states, bars, churches,… Read More

James Wallner on coronavrius and Congress

March 24, 2020