Is the Senate Germane? Majority Leader Reid's Lament

August 13, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Appropriations Process Wilts in the Sunshine

While the House and Senate appropriations committees were off to a good start this spring in reporting most of their 12 money bills, the process slowed down considerably this summer with a raft of floor amendments. This portends a repeat of last year with no bills enacted by the start of the fiscal year and an omnibus bill wrapping things up well past the deadline, writes Don Wolfensberger in his Procedural Politics column.

First Test of the New Majority: Choosing Rules Wisely

December 4, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

No Procedure Can Fix This Tumbling House of Cards

Efforts in Congress to tie the defunding of the president''s Affordable Care Act to funding the government and raising the debt ceiling have tied things in so many knots that only public opinion and national leadership can cut through.

Rules Panel Sends Half-Baked Ethics Idea Back to Kitchen

March 3, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

The Republican Revolution at 10: Lasting Legacy or Faded Vision?

How have the promises and peformance of the Republican Revolution played out over the last decade? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect of the Contract with America assesses the past 10 years in Congress.