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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

March 1, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Paul Kane, “How the new class of Democratic lawmakers handled their first week back home,” Washington Post: “After seven weeks in Washington, Congress finally got a break. And no… Read More

The National Emergencies Act of 1976

February 28, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Do you ever get the feeling that your friends and coworkers are talking about an obscure federal statute that you have never heard of before? Have you recently been unable… Read More

Is PACER off the pace?

February 27, 2019  ·  Anthony Marcum
Websites often use paywalls, barring nonpaying readers from viewing their most exclusive content, to generate revenue and gain new subscribers. While many readers expect paywalls when scrolling through the online… Read More

Recent work supports “structured consent” approach to decision-making

February 26, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Nearly ten years ago, I set out to tell a story about the Senate that was not being told. I wanted to understand better how the Senate actually worked at… Read More

You have 48 hours to become a tech expert. If only this office could help

February 25, 2019  ·  Sasha Moss
Silicon Valley loves picking on Washington, D.C., for being inept and slow. But what our friends in the Valley do not acknowledge is that while they can indulge in the… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 22, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Sarah Binder, “Three takeaways from Congress’s ability to avoid a shutdown — this time around, at least,” Washington Post: “Thwarted by Congress’s unwillingness to meet his funding demands, the… Read More

More moms in Congress could mean more attention on children and families

February 21, 2019  ·  Julia Marin Hellwege, Lisa A. Bryant
The 2018 election has brought in the most diverse Congress in its history. There has been much attention already on the so-called Pink Wave of women, the Rainbow… Read More

No, getting rid of Congress is not a clever idea

February 20, 2019  ·  Philip Wallach
Congressional majorities and President Donald Trump disagreed about how much money ought to be used to extend barriers running along our nation’s southern border. Their disagreement led to a partial… Read More

R Street Explainer: How the minority party can impact legislation in today’s Congress

February 19, 2019  ·  Aubrey Neal, Casey Burgat
The House of Representatives is fundamentally a majoritarian institution. That is, any coalition or party with the majority of votes can largely dominate the chamber’s agenda, scheduling, procedure and outcomes. Read More

President’s Day Read: The Star Wars theory of history

February 18, 2019  ·  Philip Wallach
In the wake of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, bestselling popular historian and former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham undertook a series of essays which he soon turned… Read More