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Video: Foreign affairs: How Congress can play a constructive role

May 22, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
This video came from the May 12 gathering of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. The Executive Branch is not the only voice in foreign policymaking. The Constitution gives Congress… Read More

ICYMI: House adopts resolution on proxy voting

May 21, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
According to the First Branch Forecast: The House enacted an historic resolution (H. Res. 965) that provides for proxy voting on the House floor… Read More

Podcast: Does incivility weaken or strengthen democracy?

May 20, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Listen here. Emily Sydnor joins Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner to consider how people react to incivility in the media and the role it plays in… Read More

What are we talking about? A primer on remote deliberations terms

May 18, 2020  ·  Daniel Schuman and Amelia Strauss
Congress is beginning to innovate around how it deliberates in committees and on the floor. These changes are driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made in-person meetings unsafe and… Read More

Event: Panel on congressional oversight databases

May 15, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
RSVP Wayne Law Review and the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School are hosting a panel for scholars on “Congressional Oversight Databases” on Wednesday, May 27,… Read More

Podcast: Congress’s institutional limitations in responding to the coronavirus

May 14, 2020  ·  Tony Mills
Margaret Taylor sat down with Tony Mills, director of science policy at the R Street Institute, to talk about an article he recently wrote with Robert Cook-Deegan titled, “… Read More

Civil society groups to Congress: You need a plan.

May 13, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, Schumer, and McCarthy: We write to express our deep concern over the lack of a clear and transparent plan for maintaining congressional operations during… Read More

Today: Foreign affairs: How Congress can play a constructive role

May 12, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Source: Defense.gov Click here to RSVP The Executive Branch is not the only voice in foreign policymaking. The Constitution gives Congress numerous foreign affairs responsibilities, including the power… Read More

Five new recommendations for virtual congressional hearings

May 11, 2020  ·  Rachel Orey and Michael Thorning
While much of the country has already figured out how to conduct business remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress is moving slowly and erratically to implement plans for how it… Read More

New CRS report offers an authoritative review of the current debate over OTA

May 8, 2020  ·  Zach Graves
The report looks at the pros and cons of five different approaches Congress could take: Reestablish OTA Without Changes to Its StatuteReestablish OTA with Changes to Its StatuteCharge an Existing… Read More