Program

Events

The Politics and Processes of Congress

Remarks of Don Wolfensberger before the Executive Council on Diplomacy Briefing of Foreign Diplomats on "The Washington Roadmap: How Congress Works." April 8, 2004

Congress and Homeland Security

It took nearly a year to resolve differences in creating a Department of Homeland Security --the biggest executive reorganizion in a half-century. This Congress Project seminar explored the interplay of politics and processes to address this new challenge as well as the outlook for the future.

Gun Amendment: Poison Pill or Silver Bullet?

How will the D.C. voting rights bill be affected by the gun amendment? Just look at recent history, explains Congress Project Director Don Wolfensberger in his bimonthly column from Roll Call.

Libya Motivates Members to Rally Together

When Hillary Clinton was told June 22 that House Republicans were scheduling two votes on Libya later that week, she reportedly asked, “Whose side are they on?” If that sounds reminiscent of a president telling other nations, “You’re either with us or against us,” welcome to the world of war rhetoric.

Debt Deal Shows How Process Becomes Policy

If you got the impression during the debt limit imbroglio that our leaders were creatively trying to extricate themselves from a box of their own making, you’ve been cribbing from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s manual: Crises (fabricated or not) can advance worthy goals—even restoring fiscal sanity. It’s getting there that sometimes seems insane.

Previous Questions' Fights Dramatize Minority's Plight

May 21, 2007 By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Staff

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