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What's on Tap in Congress in 2016?

This was originally published at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.

The 114th Congress was a whirlwind of activity compared to its predecessors. Accomplishments like trade promotion authority, a Medicare “doc-fix” solution, a two-year budget deal, and the highway funding act were legislative highlights in a productive first session. 1,302 more words

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The Fallout: Does Boehner's Absence Change Anything?

Speaker John Boehner finally succumbed to the three-year pressure campaign waged by House conservatives. As politically weak as Boehner was in his conference, he was never going to be forced out of his position. 387 more words

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How John Boehner would Lose his Job: He Chooses to.

This is the week Speaker John Boehner will supposedly face a vote to remove him from the speakership on the House floor. Don’t buy the hype. 393 more words

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Conservatives' Playcalling: Hail Mary… Repeat.

(Hail Mary, noun, 2. (FOOTBALL) a very long, typically unsuccessful pass made in a desperate attempt to score late in the game.)

It appears Speaker Boehner may have another… 502 more words

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Why the House is to blame for the Senate’s polarization

In the American political lexicon, the Senate is said to possess “coolness” and “wisdom.”  Words like “decorum,” “comity,” and “respect” are frequently used to describe the institution as well.   1,148 more words

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Political parties are often too convenient an explanation

Teagan Goddard asked the question, can politics be “unbundled” from political parties? In other words, if there is a market where we can unbundle phone and internet service, why isn’t there a market to unbundle politics from parties? 834 more words

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April 30, 2015. Pablo Pinto (UH)

Heeding to the Losers from Trade. Evidence from Legislators’ Trade Policy Preferences and Legislative Behavior

Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall 310, 1:00 PM.

Using roll call vote to a salient trade bill and a survey experiment of legislators in the same Argentine Congress we are able to examine the link between policy preferences and outcomes. 57 more words

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