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A Disaster of Misunderstanding: Constituent Service is at the Core of Governance

Kristin Nicholson | March 2, 2021

Ten days ago, his state reeling from extreme cold and widespread power outages, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made news in a most unfortunate way. As word spread that he had jetted off to tropical Cancun with his family, Congress-watchers, Texans, and most sentient humans were left aghast that an experienced politician would bail on

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Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | March 2, 2021

Dear Friends, March is coming in like a lion on the Hill, where a ferocious legislative schedule kicked off yesterday. Action on the latest pandemic-relief package moves to the Senate, following House passage over the weekend. Although the minimum-wage hike will definitely be removed, it remains to be seen how many other changes

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Congress is more effective and bipartisan than you think

GAI | February 12, 2021

Josh and Laura sit down with Professor Jim Curry, co-author (with Frances Lee) of the new book The Limits of Party, to discuss why congressional lawmaking has not changed much as many believe over the last 50 years.  

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Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | February 1, 2021

Dear Friends, Where to begin? The 117th Congress is underway, with an intense agenda that has not been slowed by the pandemic-related constraints under which members and staff are forced to work.  Acting on President Biden’s cabinet nominees and other key appointments is the immediate priority for Majority Leader Schumer’s Senate, even though

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