Video of meeting on appropriations and regular order

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November 7, 2017
At the October 2017 meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, Casey Burgat, Lee Drutman, Peter Hanson, and James Wallner examined and interpreted calls for “regular order” in the appropriations… Read More

Video of Meeting On: Congressional Procedure and Policymaking

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September 28, 2017
The Brookings Institution’s Molly E. Reynolds led the discussion of legislative procedure and policymaking at the September 2017 meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. Dr. Reynolds is… Read More

Video of Meeting on Congress and Evidence-Based Policy

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July 31, 2017
The July 17, 2017 meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group examined the use of data and analyses in policy-making. Questions considered included: “What are the challenges Congress faces… Read More

Short Video Series On How to Conduct Oversight

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July 24, 2017
The Levin Center at Wayne State University’s law school has released a series of short videos on how to conduct oversight. Many topics are included, such as “structuring a hearing,”… Read More

Video of Meeting On: Does Congress Have the Capacity it Needs to Conduct Oversight?

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May 24, 2017
Envisioned by the founders as the “first” branch of government, Congress has the responsibility of overseeing and managing the other two arms of our constitutional system. And yet, as the… Read More

Video of Meeting On: Does Congress Have the Capacity It Needs In Foreign Affairs?

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April 20, 2017
The Constitution assigns Congress the power to declare war, fund the military, approve treaties and regulate commerce with other nations. Yet, over the past century presidents have taken the leading… Read More

Video of Meeting on: What Role Congress Should Have in Regulation?

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March 11, 2017
Jarrett Dieterle (R Street Institute), Philip Wallach (Brookings Institution) and Kevin Kosar (R Street Institute) ponder and debate the role of Congress in regulation. This video carries the presentations given… 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

Video of Meeting On Legislative Branch Reorganization

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November 22, 2016
Enjoy the melodious orations of Kevin Kosar (R Street Institute), Walter Oleszek (Congressional Research Service), and Mark Strand (Congressional Institute) during your lengthy holiday travels, or as you recover from… Read More

Video: Meeting to Discuss Whether the Office of Technology Assessment Should Be Revived

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October 18, 2016
The speakers at this October 19, 2016 meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group were: Kevin R. Kosar, R Street Institute John Costello, TechCongress Adam Keiper,… Read More