Background Reading on Congress & Congressional Issues

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Information on the 113th Congress

Donald Wolfensberger
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.

Civility, Society, and Politics:Is There a Problem?

Donald Wolfensberger
Remarks from a Drake University-Woodrow Wilson Center Seminar, September 19, 2007

Rules, Rules, Rules:Congress Relies on Them

Donald Wolfensberger
Prepared for delivery at the Dirksen Congressional Center Workshop: Congress in the Classroom, Peoria, Illinois, July 31, 2007

Can You Trust a Budget Process Over 30?

Donald Wolfensberger
Remarks of Don Wolfensberger before the American Association of Budget and Planning Analysts' Panel on the 30th Anniversary of the Congressional Budget Act. April 13, 2005.

Congressional Oversight: Rules of the Road Less Traveled

Donald Wolfensberger
Remarks by Donald R. Wolfensberger before the CRS Staff Oversight Workshop, United States House of Representatives, October 28, 2004

The Politics and Processes of Congress

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

The Legislative Process in Congress

Donald Wolfensberger
Remarks by Donald R. Wolfensberger to the Russian Duma, 25 January 1999

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