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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 20, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
Robert George, “Return all legislative power to Congress,” Politico. September 20, 2019. “[W]e have failed to say “no” to leaders who usurp the power of legislators (state and federal,… Read More

Video: Can budget reform revive Congress?

September 19, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
The budget process is a wreck. The president’s budget arrives to Congress dead as a doornail. Congress only sometimes even adopts a budget. And all too often there… Read More

ICYMI: Examining the case for biennial budgeting

September 18, 2019  ·  Casey Burgat
                                                      View/download PDF… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: The Appropriations Process

September 17, 2019  ·  Nolan McCarty
From:   Nolan McCarty, Princeton University, chair; Sarah Binder, George Washington University; Josh Chafetz, Cornell University; Meredith McGehee, IssueOne; Bruce Patton, Harvard Law School; and MArk Strand, Congressional Institute Reform: A… Read More

The problem with the Senate’s “constitutional role”

September 16, 2019  ·  Florian Gawehns
Stand and deliver. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY. On August 12, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid published an Op-Ed in the New York Times, arguing in favor of abolishing one… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 14, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
David Lerman, “Senate appropriations process continues to devolve,” Roll Call. September 11, 2019. “The Appropriations Committee announced it will postpone consideration of its fiscal 2020… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: The House of Representatives’ work schedule: Issues, and options for reform

September 12, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:      Prof. Jason Roberts, University of North Carolina, chair; Prof. James Curry, University of Utah;… Read More

Which colleges and universities are tops in producing DC-based congressional staff?

September 11, 2019  ·  Casey Burgat
Source: Casey Burgat, LegBranch.org As the above flight path illustration shows, congressional staffers come from colleges all over the country. Each line represents a college who has produced a congressional… Read More

Explainer on the who, why, and what of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

September 10, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
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How small is Congress relative to government?

September 9, 2019  ·  Casey Burgat
Source: Casey Burgat, LegBranch.org The upcoming issue of Extensions, a journal published by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma, will present a symposium… Read More