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Podcast: Interview with the Chairmen of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

August 25, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Listen: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/fedtalk/2020/08/making-congress-modern/ FEDTalk interviewed Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress co-chairs, Derek Kilmer (D, WA) and Tom Graves (R, GA), along with Daniel Schuman (Demand Progress) and… Read More

LegBranch.org gets a new editor – Lauren Rollins

August 24, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Lauren Rollins of the R Street Institute takes over the editorship of Legbranch.org effective today (August 24, 2020). Lauren joined R Street in 2017 and has been the Director of… Read More

Book review: Julian Zelizer on the rise of Newt Gingrich

August 20, 2020  ·  Philip Wallach
Julian Zelizer, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin, 2020) Philip Wallach, for LegBranch.org The Princeton… Read More

Congress and foreign affairs: Reasserting the power of the first branch

August 19, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Article I of the U.S. Constitution assigns Congress many significant authorities over foreign policy. The legislature may “regulate commerce with foreign nations,” and “define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed… Read More

Video: Congress vs. Courts: An Article I Debate | Spotlight on Freedom

August 18, 2020  ·  James Wallner
In a special Article I Coalition debate, scholars from the R Street Institute, Cato Institute, and Heritage Foundation discuss the proper role of Congress versus the role of the courts… Read More

LegBranch.org Beach Read: Congress at War

August 17, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
A great read that shows the critical role Congress played in getting President Abraham Lincoln to take a tougher stand on slavery, and how our national legislature acted to build… Read More

ICYMI: Improving congressional oversight

August 13, 2020  ·  Jim Townsend and Elise Bean
The power to investigate is key to Congress’ ability to inform the public, legislate wisely, and carry out other duties assigned to it by the Constitution. The Supreme Court described… Read More

Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power

August 12, 2020  ·  Louis Fisher
The title of this publication gives the impression that John Yoo is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, but the book must be judged by the content and analysis… Read More

Legbranch.org Beach Read: The Reports of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

August 11, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Reports Adopting Standardized Formats for Legislative Documents Assignment of Unique Identifiers for Reports Filed by Registered Lobbyists Comparative Print Project Feasibility of Establishing a Congressional… Read More

ICYMI: Zoom web conferencing platform available for House offices

August 7, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Sending Office: Chief Administrative Officer of the HouseSent By: [email protected] Dear Colleague, Effective Monday, July 27, the Zoom for Government Web Conferencing platform will be available for Member, Committee, and… Read More