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Event: Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Holds Member Day Hearing on April 15

April 12, 2021  ·  William Gray
The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a Member Day hearing this Thursday, April 15, from 12pm ET to 2pm ET. In 2019, more than… Read More

Millennial Debt Commission & R Street Institute co-host event with Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

March 29, 2021  ·  William Gray
The Millennial Debt Commission and the R Street Institute are co-hosting an event with Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), as well as Congressmen Dean… Read More

Video: House Select Committee on Modernization of Congress Cohort Listening Session

March 26, 2021  ·  William Gray
In case you missed it, below is the cohort listening session hosted by Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. (Follow them on Twitter @ModernizeCmte.)… Read More

Today — Meeting: House Modernization Committee Cohort Listening Session

March 25, 2021  ·  William Gray
Link. Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Zoom Webinar Agenda: On Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a… Read More

Will Democrats Really Nuke the Filibuster—and What Happens If They Do?

March 24, 2021  ·  William Gray
James Wallner writes in Reason: A growing number of Biden’s supporters want Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster through another route: the so-called nuclear option. This is a procedural… Read More

Roll Call: House Republican Conference votes to bring back earmarks

March 18, 2021  ·  William Gray
Roll Call reports: House Republicans lifted their decade-old ban on earmarks Wednesday during a closed-door vote, freeing up members to request “congressionally directed spending” under … Read More

The Precarious State of War Powers

March 12, 2021  ·  Elayne Allen
by Elayne Allen and Kevin Kosar It has been long established by analysts across the political spectrum that Congress has ceded vast constitutional authority to the presidency. On a variety… Read More

Event: Investigating January 6: A Conversation with the 9/11 Commission Chairs

March 10, 2021  ·  William Gray
The January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol left Congress, and the nation, staggered. It attempted to prevent the democratic process of counting the election results and the transfer of… Read More

Event: Congressional Norms in an Era of Conflict

March 9, 2021  ·  William Gray
The U.S. Congress depends on informal rules — norms — to function.  Many traditional norms such as courtesy and reciprocity are under siege in this age of partisan conflict.  What… Read More

Congress once again gives away the farm

March 2, 2021  ·  Nan Swift
Tom Vilsack will once again assume the top spot at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to support his confirmation. Vilsack previously served as Secretary… Read More