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Making motions In impeachment trials

January 27, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Now that the House managers have completed their presentation of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, counsel for the president has up to 24 hours over three days… Read More

Can the vice president vote in a presidential impeachment trial?

January 27, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Up to now, the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has unfolded along party lines. All but one of the votes that senators cast earlier this… Read More

ICYMI: Senate leaders do not make the rules

January 25, 2020  ·  James Wallner
After several weeks of uncertainty surrounding President Trump’s impeachment, the Senate is ready to proceed. This week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, … Read More

What happened in the Senate on Monday night

January 22, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Yesterday, President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial finally got underway in the Senate. Senators’ first order of business was to decide whether to adopt a package of supplementary rules (… Read More

McConnell’s impeachment rules advantage McConnell

January 21, 2020  ·  Joshua Huder
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the Senate impeachment rules last night. He previously stated the impeachment rules for Trump will follow the Clinton rules. And in a strict… Read More

APSA congressional reform task force report

January 21, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
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The nuclear option has fizzled, again

January 17, 2020  ·  Heather Ba, Christian Cmehil-Warn, and Terry Sullivan
Source: CNN. In 2013, during the 113th Congress, the Senate Democratic majority temporarily deployed what some have called the “nuclear option,” purportedly to break a confirmation logjam over President… Read More

It’s time to strengthen legislative diplomacy

January 16, 2020  ·  Ryan Dukeman
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (center; D-OH) with representatives of the Ukrainian and Georgian parliaments and scholars at the Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress. Members of Congress on… Read More

Hearing on growing government, diminishing congressional capacity, and strengthening Congress

January 15, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
The Select Committee on the modernization of Congress held a hearing yesterday. The topic was “restoring capacity and equipping Congress to better serve the American people.” Posted below… Read More

It’s time to amend the War Powers Resolution

January 14, 2020  ·  Anthony Marcum
Source: The House of Representatives voted last week to prevent President Trump from engaging in additional hostilities against Iran without congressional approval. A similar measure is pending… Read More