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Parliamentarians Hold Unruly House Together

The retirement of House Parliamentarian John Sullivan drew tributes from both House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on the importance of the Office of Parliamentarian in holding the House together, and the special qualities required for the postion, chief among them, the ability to withstand extreme pressures in one of politics’ biggest pressure cookers.

Has Our Legislative Branch Lost Its Institutional Bearings?

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

Information on the 113th Congress

The 113th Congress has nearly the same partian makeup, but with over 80 new House members and 12 freshman senators it's bound to produce some different results. Information on the new Congress and data on previous ones still point to increasing partisanship.

LaHood's Lament Deserves Assent on Recommit Motion

July 17, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Can Senate De-Escalate Partisan Nuke Warfare?

Senate majority party frustration over minority party obstruction could be taken to the extreme of shutting down minority participation and altering the character of the upper chamber. Some measured rules changes could help de-escalate current procedural warfare.

Procedural Exit Strategy Uses Divide and Conquer Approach

January 7, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

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