Are Senators Struggling to Legislate?

July 13, 2017
Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman write at the Washington Post: “Republican senators are struggling with how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Is it just a tough… Read More

Do Term Limits for Committee Chairs Weaken Committees?

January 10, 2017
Photo credit: Yes, say professors Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman. They write in the January 4, 2017 Washington Post: Beginning in the mid-1990s, Republicans limited their chair positions to three… Read More

Does Bipartisanship Work In a Polarized Congress?

January 3, 2017
Yes it does, according to professors Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman, who direct the Legislative Effectiveness Project. By their calculations, a “typical lawmaker with above-average bipartisanship is about… Read More

How Effective Is Your Member of Congress?

August 29, 2016
Blog post by Profs. Craig Volden and Alan E. Wiseman  How can legislative staffs help their members of Congress become effective… Read More