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New R Sheet: Congressional Reorganization Acts

November 5, 2018  ·  Casey Burgat, Aubrey Neal
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

November 2, 2018  ·  Marian Currinder
Anthony Adragna, “The powerful weapon House Republicans handed Democrats,” Politico: “Democrats eager to investigate the Trump administration if they seize the House would have the GOP to thank for… Read More

Birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment

October 31, 2018  ·  Aubrey Neal
On Tuesday President Donald Trump announced plans to draft an executive order that would deny birthright American citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizen parents. This proposed… Read More

Reforming the Senate’s hotline system

October 31, 2018  ·  James Wallner
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on October 29, 2018.) Senators often blame their leaders whenever they are frustrated with how the Senate works. Yet they… Read More

Who polices the administrative state?

October 30, 2018  ·  Kenneth Lowande
Oversight is political. Deciding what (and how vigorously) Congress should investigate are inseparable from preferences about leadership and policy. Those are not universally shared. This seems as clear now as… Read More

Anticipating Trouble: Congressional Primaries and Incumbent Behavior

October 29, 2018  ·  James Wallner, Elaine Kamarck
As we approach the midterm elections, both Democrats and Republicans are faced with significant intraparty divisions. This polarization manifests itself most clearly in the primary process and elections. However, congressional… Read More

‘Tis the season for changing how the Senate works

October 29, 2018  ·  James Wallner
(Editor’s note: This post originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on October 22, 2018.) In the Senate today, the legislative process is centralized under the control of the party leaders… Read More

ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

October 26, 2018  ·  Marian Currinder
Ella Nilsen, “Nancy Pelosi just suggested she sees herself as a “transitional” House speaker,” Vox: “Pelosi made it clear she still intends to run for speaker if Democrats win… Read More

Book review: Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State

October 25, 2018  ·  Philip Wallach
Sir Paul Tucker is an unusual type. He is a consummate bureaucratic insider—a 30-year veteran of the Bank of England and now the chair of a group of ex-central bankers… Read More

Nikki Haley on polarization

October 24, 2018  ·  Aubrey Neal
Increased polarization and political volatility are creating lasting effects on America’s standards of political discourse. Addressing this shifting norm, former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley set our nation’s… Read More