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Taking Stock of House-Senate Differences

I am often asked about the differences between the House and Senate. Sometimes I jokingly respond, “Do you have another hour?” However, some political scientists make the case that the two bodies have become more alike.

Trade Promotion Authority on Slow Track to Renewal

May 7, 2007 By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer

President-Elect Obama Off to a Good Start, Panelists Agree

At a Congress Project seminar, a panel of former White House aides, a journalist, and a congressional scholar agreed that Barack Obama's actions during the White House transition will help ensure him legislative success with Congress.

Process Gimmicks Can't Replace Policymaking

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.

House Threatens Blue Slip in the Face of the Senate

July 31, 2006By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

McConnell’s Lament Stirs Fresh Breeze of Hope

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), in a floor speech January 8, lamented the sorry state of the Senate today, admitted that both parties are to blame for turning the chamber into a campaign studio, and promised to return to deliberative policy making body if Republicans regain majority control next year.

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