Congress will not celebrate fiscal new year’s eve Sept. 30. That’s because: (a) it will not be in town; and (b) it will have nothing to celebrate.
April 9, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
It is often said that process is policy; that he who makes the rules controls policy outcomes. But in recent years, process has often been used to avoid tough policy choices, especially when it comes to getting government spending under control, writes Don Wolfensberger.
July 31, 2006By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
Senate majority party frustration over minority party obstruction could be taken to the extreme of shutting down minority participation and altering the character of the upper chamber. Some measured rules changes could help de-escalate current procedural warfare.