Remembering Senator John McCain

August 27, 2018
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the First Branch Forecast on August 27, 2018.) McCain Senate office building? In his tweets commemorating the life of Sen. McCain, Sen. Read More

Collins indictment could spur reform

August 21, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on August 17, 2018.) After Representative Chris Collins’ (R-N.Y.) recent indictment for insider trading, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) … Read More

Removing House members from standing committees

August 15, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on August 14, 2018.) Representative Chris Collins, R-N.Y., was recently arrested for insider trading. Immediately after his… Read More

House rules should be available to public before vote

August 9, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Legislative Procedure blog on August 8, 2018.) At the beginning of the 115th Congress, members of the House of Representatives… Read More

Library plan to publish CRS reports falls short of the law, and is unduly expensive

July 12, 2018
By Daniel Schuman, Kevin Kosar, and Josh Tauberer Civil society, students, librarians, and the general public were elated when Congress decided to make the non-confidential non-partisan reports issued by… Read More

House Legislative Branch Appropriations Open Hearing, May 3, 2017

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May 3, 2017
To its great credit, the House’s legislative branch appropriations subcommittee held an open hearing where anyone with an interest in legislative branch spending could have their say. This is… Read More

House Votes to Increase Appropriations for Permanent Committees

March 19, 2017
Phillip Lohaus, Daniel Schuman and Mandy Smithberger report: Today [March 8, 2017] the Committee on House Administration took a small but important step to restore the House of Representatives… Read More

Video of Meeting: “Does Congress Have the Technology It Needs to Govern?”

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February 5, 2017
The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group met in the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2017 to discuss Congress and technology. The speakers were: Kevin R. Kosar, R Street Institute… Read More

Experts Call Upon Senate to Stabilize Committee Staff

October 19, 2016
The Honorable Mitch McConnell, United States Senate The Honorable Harry Reid, United States Senate The Honorable John Cornyn, United States Senate The Honorable Dick Durbin, United States Senate October 18, 2016… Read More

Coalition Urges Strengthening Congressional Oversight of Intelligence

September 13, 2016
In anticipating of the new Congress, a coalition of 33 groups is urging Congress to adopt new chamber rules to strengthen its oversight of intelligence agencies and… Read More