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A Primer on the Capitol Police: What We Know From Two Years of Research (from Demand Progress)

January 7, 2021  ·  William Gray
Daniel Schuman, policy director for Demand Progress, has a must-read in his First Branch Forecast on the Capitol Police in light of yesterday. Excerpts: Today armed Trump supporters… Read More

Congress needs to revive itself

January 6, 2021  ·  William Gray
American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Kevin Kosar penned an op-ed in The Hill about why Congress must “revive” itself. He writes: Something surprising happened on the floor of the House… Read More

All I Want for Christmas is…Reconciliation Reform

December 22, 2020  ·  Scott Newsome
Today marks the third anniversary of the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 into law.  Enactment of this legislation was a major policy victory for… Read More

Modernization Committee Extended Through 117th Congress

December 22, 2020  ·  William Gray
Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (@ModernizeCmte) would be extended through the 117th Congress. From the Modernization… Read More

Congress needs to curb presidential power. Here’s how it can start to.

December 18, 2020  ·  William Gray
George Will writes in the Washington Post about the powers and responsibilities vested in the House and Senate as well as recommendations for strengthening the bodies from the Select… Read More

Congress must modernize itself

December 16, 2020  ·  William Gray
Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee wrote an opinion piece in The Hill about Congress modernizing itself. From the column: Congress remains closely divided after neither party won… Read More

What will the new Congress bring?

December 10, 2020  ·  Don Wolfensberger
From the latest opinion piece in The Hill: Another thing the House can do is reconstitute the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to continue its work… Read More

New Podcast from AEI & Kevin Kosar: Understanding Congress

December 9, 2020  ·  William Gray
Congress is the least liked and perhaps least understood part of government. But it’s vital to our constitutional government. Congress is the only branch equipped to work through our diverse… Read More

Our Overwhelmed Congress

December 7, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Something remarkable happened this spring—Congress’s public approval rose to 31 percent. If that sounds like little to celebrate, bear in mind that the percentage of Americans… Read More

New Report: How to Reclaim Congressional Foreign Policy Leadership in 2021

December 1, 2020  ·  Ryan Dukeman
For much of the 19th century, Congress was “the center and source” for foreign policy, setting the agenda and taking the lead on many of the nation’s most important issues… Read More