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Congress and NAFTA 2.0

October 11, 2018  ·  James Wallner
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on October 10, 2018.) The United States, Mexico, and Canada recently agreed to modify the North American Free Trade… Read More

Challenges in congressional oversight of U.S. interests overseas

October 10, 2018  ·  Andy Wright
With control of Congress at stake in the midterm election—including a real chance that Democrats could take back the House—legislative oversight and investigations are returning to the forefront… Read More

Event: Can a revised inherent contempt procedure strengthen enforcement of House subpoenas to the executive branch?

October 9, 2018  ·  LegBranch Team
Good Government Now invites you to a panel discussion and lunch on Friday, October 19th: Can a Revised Inherent Contempt… Read More

Staff have the skills to assist Congress, but they need more resources

October 9, 2018  ·  LegBranch Team
By Jennifer L. Selin and Hanna K. Brant At a recent hearing before the House Committee on Rules, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Representative John Sarbanes… Read More

On congressional law enforcement

October 8, 2018  ·  J. Richard Broughton
The early years of the Trump presidency have helped to shine a renewed national spotlight on the constitutional separation of powers. In particular, the investigations into Russian active measures… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

October 5, 2018  ·  Marian Currinder
Seth Masket, “What Can We Learn From Jeff Flake’s About-Face?” Pacific Standard: “The FBI investigation and other political events over the next week may end up having little effect… Read More

AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews (Event Video Oct. 4, 2018): Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Penn.) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.)

October 4, 2018  ·  Aubrey Neal
Join R Street Institutes’ American Institutions Network (AIN) as we sit down with retiring Congressmen for the first of its kind, groundbreaking panel series, AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews. The… Read More

New Nomination Rules and the Kavanaugh Nomination: Consequences for the Senate

October 4, 2018  ·  Joshua Huder
The Senate, for the first time in over 200 years, is considering a Supreme Court nominee entirely under a majority process. Brett Kavanaugh is proceeding through the full confirmation… Read More

Lame ducks and congressional accountability

October 4, 2018  ·  James Wallner
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in Law and Liberty on October 3, 2018.) The ranks of those writing about the state of American governance have swelled recently… Read More

How Senators use Twitter to communicate legislative activity

October 3, 2018  ·  Annelise Russell
Congress has experienced much change over the last 50 years, including increased party polarization, committee system reforms, and the rise of social media. The way members communicate with their… Read More