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In defense of passionate women

March 14, 2019  ·  Colleen J. Shogan
March is Women’s History Month, a fitting precursor to an even bigger celebration. On June 4, 2019, the United States will begin its centennial commemoration of the nineteenth… Read More

Video: Can the other branches help restore Congress?

March 14, 2019  ·  Philip Wallach
On February 6, 2019, the Federalist Society’s Article I Initiative and the Georgetown Student Chapter co-sponsored the first Legislative Branch Review Conference. The first panel asked “Can the Other… Read More

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Member Day Hearing

March 13, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress held a Member Day hearing on March 12, 2019. Testimony from the 31 members who appeared before the committee can be viewed… Read More

Congressional representation might be nationalizing, but some politics is still local

March 13, 2019  ·  Charles Hunt
In  The Increasingly United States of America, Daniel J. Hopkins argues convincingly that due to the increased salience, coherence, and identification of voters… Read More

ICYMI: Congress, the President and Trade: Who Should Decide?

March 12, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
The Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs has made trade policy one of today’s most contentious issues, prompting Congress to consider various reforms to make itself more central to trade policymaking. Read More

Common myths about the House Freedom Caucus

March 12, 2019  ·  Matthew Green
Since it was formed in early 2015, the House Freedom Caucus has made headlines for blocking bills in Congress, helping remove an incumbent Speaker of the House, and otherwise making… Read More

McConnell is not omnipotent

March 11, 2019  ·  James Wallner
This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggested that he alone has the power to select the measures on which his colleagues vote. When McConnell was asked why the… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

March 8, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Thomas B. Edsall, “How Much Does Nancy Pelosi Have to Worry About a Left-Center Split?” New York Times: “Two key wings of the congressional Democratic Party have divergent… Read More

Precedents: What they are and how they are created

March 7, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Senate Republicans are not yet convinced that they can amend a resolution to terminate a presidential declaration of a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act. While the… Read More

Why Pelosi doesn’t want to change the rules

March 6, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
A little-known procedural tool called the “motion to recommit” is suddenly all over the news. This is because House Republicans have successfully used the motion twice this year to force politically… Read More