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The Gowdy Era of Congressional Investigations

With the announcement by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that he plans to resign from Congress on June 30, it appears increasingly likely that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will become the next Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the House’s powerful watchdog committee that has very broad investigative jurisdiction.  Although a final … Continue Reading

Congress asserts itself

The article below was published in The Hill on December 27th. Congress, and particularly the House of Representatives, appears poised to assert itself in a way not seen for decades. The legislative branch is seen by some as a weak institution, important mostly for its ability to influence the agencies of the executive branch (where … Continue Reading

Appropriations 2016: The Tough Road Ahead for Speaker Ryan

On his way out the door, then-Speaker Boehner did his best to “clean up the barn” for incoming Speaker Paul Ryan. Notably, he negotiated a budget deal with President Obama that, among other things, raised the top-line budget number for the FY 2016 appropriations process. The deal represented a compromise between Republican defense hawks who … Continue Reading
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