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Watchdog firings show Congress still feels effects of impeachment

May 28, 2020  ·  Casey Burgat
Source: C-SPAN. While it may feel like the impeachment of President Trump was a lifetime ago, the effects of his acquittal linger in Congress, especially regarding matters of congressional oversight… Read More

Event: Money in the House of Representatives

May 27, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Source: Money—it is a fact of life for the legislator. It is widely understood that elected officials raise money for reelection. Less well known is how fundraising affects… Read More

House of Representatives authorizes electronic submission of committee reports

May 26, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
The House of Representatives took another step toward adjusting its operations to the COVID-19 reality. This past week, the Clerk’s office authorized electronic submission of committee reports. Previously, committees… Read More

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