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House must take the first step to modernize how Congress works

November 17, 2020  ·  William Gray
LegBranch Co-founder and AEI resident scholar Kevin Kosar penned a new piece in The Hill about why Congress must reauthorize the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Read More

Forget ghostly apparitions…the Senate has disappeared!

November 2, 2020  ·  James Wallner
In the wake of America’s scariest holiday and on the eve of what promises to be a contentious election, many people think Americans have a lot to be scared about. Read More

Survey: Tell Us About LegBranch

October 23, 2020  ·  William Gray
We want your feedback on LegBranch! Please take this quick survey! (Link here in case the embedded form is broken.) Loading…… Read More

Interview: Michael Stern, Point of Order, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives

November 25, 2020  ·  William Gray
In the last podcast episode of Season 1 of Why Public Service?, Kevin Kosar chats with Michael Stern, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and creator of… Read More

Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

November 19, 2020  ·  William Gray
In a new New York Times opinion piece, James Curry and Frances Lee make the case that a Senate majority may not be necessary for progressive to get “ambitious things… Read More

More than 30 groups call on the House to re-establish the modernization committee

November 17, 2020  ·  William Gray
In a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill, a coalition of 38 organizations and 16 experts on Congress, including former members of Congress, called on the U.S. House to… Read More

New report: Does the executive branch control the power of the purse?

October 30, 2020  ·  Molly E. Reynolds
Molly Reynolds and Philip Wallach have a new report out over at the American Enterprise Institute about the tug-of-war over the power of the purse between Congress… Read More

The Constitution ensures no one rules America

October 30, 2020  ·  James Wallner
The nation’s political class is at a fever pitch with less than one week to go until Election Day. Its denizens are convinced that American self-government’s fate hinges on whether… Read More

Democrats Have Made It Easier for Republicans to Confirm Barrett

October 26, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced that she intends to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court, reversing her prior pledge to vote no… Read More

With Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats hold a master class on how to lose a Senate debate

October 22, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Shortly after President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Democrats vowed to do everything they could… Read More