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SCHIP Sails Irregular Course Through Congressional Waters

November 26, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

The Politics of Energy

As gasoline prices remain high across the nation and Congress grapples with creating a national energy policy, the Wilson Center held several meetings exploring energy politics--from the current bill's passage through Congress to Asia's growing demand for natural gas, to the increased need for U.S.-Canada cooperation over the gas supply.

Flurry of Budget Process Reforms Blanket House

The House of Representatives is considering a spurt of budget process reform bills this month. While it has been pegged by House Republican leaders to the Democratic Senate’s failure to produce a budget resolution over the last three years, it is also a useful exercise in better educating Members on the process—even if the pieces don’t all fit together at this point.

Changing Iraq Strategies Reflect Power Shift to House Leadership

July 16, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Policy Gridlock: Is It the New Regular Order?

Is the dysfunction and policy gridlock in government simply a product of our polarized country politically, or a deeper symptom of a changing culture in Congress aimed more at gaining and holding political power than in producing good public policy for the country. Don Wolfensberger sees more signs of the latter taking place.

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