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Read the HSGAC & Rules report on January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

June 9, 2021  ·  William Gray
Senators Klobuchar, Blunt, Peters and Portman released the first Congressional report examining the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. It can be read here. Demand Progress… Read More

The fallout of January 6 continues to land on Capitol Hill staff

May 27, 2021  ·  William Gray
Katherine Tully-McManus has a must-read in Roll Call about how Capitol Hill staffers are dealing with the ongoing mental, emotional and physical fallout from the events of January 6. Read More

House Backs Creation of Commission on Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Despite G.O.P. Opposition

May 21, 2021  ·  William Gray
The Wall Street Journal reports on the 252 – 175 vote in the House on the 1/6 commission — and the lay of the land as the debate transitions… Read More

Roll Call: Hoyer, Jeffries and Lofgren call for study of expanded staff benefits

May 21, 2021  ·  William Gray
Katherine Tully-McManus at Roll Call reports out Democratic leaders requesting a study examining how certain benefits may impact retention, recruitment and diversity among House staff. Excerpt: They asked Chief… Read More

A Conservative Election Reform: Ranked-Choice Voting

May 13, 2021  ·  Matt Germer
“[T]he thinking conservative understands that permanence and change must be recognized and reconciled in a vigorous society.” When Russell Kirk penned his famous “Ten Conservative Principles” in 1993, he… Read More

Today: Select Committee to Hold Hearing on Improving Staff Capacity

May 6, 2021  ·  William Gray
Today, Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing titled “Congressional Staff Capacity: Improving Staff and Professional Development, Increasing Retention and Competing for Top Talent.”  WHEN: Thursday,… Read More

WATCH: Government Accountability Office’s Next 100 Years — Oversight, Insight, and Foresight

May 5, 2021  ·  William Gray
This event was hosted Monday by the Lincoln Network. Description: 2021 year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). After World War I,… Read More

How the House Rules Committee started multitasking (and made House lawmaking even more centralized)

April 30, 2021  ·  Scott Meinke
During most of the modern polarized era, the outlines of the House lawmaking process have remained the same. For major legislation, the Rules Committee issues a special rule that… Read More

Protecting our Democracy: Reasserting Congress’ Power of the Purse

April 29, 2021  ·  William Gray
Today, the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing examining the importance of reasserting Congress’ power of the purse. Witnesses will discuss the proper balance of the separation of powers,… Read More

The Filibuster is Not a Veto

April 26, 2021  ·  James Wallner
This post originally appeared on Legislative Procedure. The filibuster is one of the Senate’s most recognizable features. The Washington Post recently called it “the most important rule in politics.” The… Read More