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Changing Cultures in Congress

Governance / November 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

We discuss Don Wolfensberger’s new book, Changing Cultures in Congress: From Fair Play to Power Plays, and will release 3rd quarter updates of the Healthy Congress Index.

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Don Wolfensberger: House GOP Leaders Fail to Find Compromise Immigration Fix

Immigration / News July 3, 2018

The House Republican leadership’s approach to our immigration dilemma is a conundrum, wrapped in a quandary, inside an active volcano.

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Testimony by Don R. Wolfensberger to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

Donald R. Wolfensberger / Research May 9, 2018

BPC Fellow Donald R. Wolfensberger testified before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform.

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Don Wolfensberger: Criminal referrals by members of Congress raise procedural questions

Governance / News January 12, 2018

It is curious there has been no discussion of the procedural anomalies of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) making a criminal referral of “Trump dossier” author Christopher Steele to the Department of Justice and FBI. The anomalies are two-fold:…

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Legislation the Could Unlock Gridlock

Beverly G. Hudnut / Blog August 16, 2017

Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) introduced legislation to establish a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress.

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Will the Next Speaker Open Up Floor Debate?

Governance / Press Release October 21, 2015

BPC found that 37 bills were considered under closed rules, 29 under partially open rules, and only six under open rules.

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Healthy Congress Index: Methodology

Governance / Page April 19, 2015

Methodology and sources for BPC’s Healthy Congress Index

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