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

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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March 8, 2019
Thomas B. Edsall, “How Much Does Nancy Pelosi Have to Worry About a Left-Center Split?” New York Times: “Two key wings of the congressional Democratic Party have divergent… Read More

At congressional hearings, let the experts do the talking

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March 1, 2019
Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing featuring President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen was what many expected it to be: largely scripted, with dramatic and partisan-tailored questions designed either to… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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March 1, 2019
Paul Kane, “How the new class of Democratic lawmakers handled their first week back home,” Washington Post: “After seven weeks in Washington, Congress finally got a break. And no… Read More

Is PACER off the pace?

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February 27, 2019
Websites often use paywalls, barring nonpaying readers from viewing their most exclusive content, to generate revenue and gain new subscribers. While many readers expect paywalls when scrolling through the online… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 22, 2019
Sarah Binder, “Three takeaways from Congress’s ability to avoid a shutdown — this time around, at least,” Washington Post: “Thwarted by Congress’s unwillingness to meet his funding demands, the… Read More

President’s Day Read: The Star Wars theory of history

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February 18, 2019
In the wake of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, bestselling popular historian and former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham undertook a series of essays which he soon turned… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 15, 2019
Lee Drutman, “Can Congress fix itself?” Vox: “The committee begins its work with some big limits. It is initially authorized for only one year and can only issue recommendations… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 8, 2019
Kristina Peterson and Andrew Duehren, “Lawmakers Vow to Modernize Congress, One Modem at a Time,” Wall Street Journal: “Congress is a fixer-upper right now,” said Rep. Derek Kilmer (D.,… Read More