June 19, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
A group of political scientists say Congress has forgotten the art of negotiating political agreements and needs to relearn it if our government is to continue to function as intended. Wolfensberger says in today's Congress, with all the distractions during shortened work weeks, simple deliberations are a difficult challenge for most members.
Remarks of Don Wolfensberger before the American Association of Budget and Planning Analysts' Panel on the 30th Anniversary of the Congressional Budget Act. April 13, 2005.
The 109th Congress is once again attempting to forge a national energy policy after failing to do so in the last several Congresses. At this Congress Project seminar, a panel of Capitol Hill policymakers and observers discussed the prospects for enacting an energy bill in this Congress.
Wolfensberger praises the Stennis Center’s Congressional Fellows Program that has trained some 240 senior staff over the last two decades, for personifying the extraordinary quality and character of the young people who assist House and Senate Members in carrying out their duties.
February 12, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer