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House Rules

Emily Birnbaum, writing for The Hill on Nov. 26 reports: Nine Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are urging prospective Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back three rules changes as she aims to drum up enough support to lead … Continue reading

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Would a larger House be fairer?

Steve Vladeck proposes a good government reform–more members in the House. At first glance this idea seemed inconsequential to me; a legislative body with 435 members is large enough already that members may never learn each others names,  but after … Continue reading

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Do Republicans control the government?

If Republicans control the government, why can’t they enact legislation? This question is often asked. The government entities involved are the House, Senate, and Executive Branch (the courts are supposedly nonpartisan). Republicans have majorities in House and Senate, which gives … Continue reading

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A Farm Bill That Serves the Needs of Our Community

Like most politicians, Rep. Reed releases information that puts himself in the most favorable light possible. Notice the opening statement that was in his July 12 newsletter: “Congress was back in Session this week with a lot on its plate. … Continue reading

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House of Representatives AWOL

President Obama has returned to Washington, ready for a final effort to keep the nation from the fiscal cliff.  But speaker Boehner has told members of the House of Representatives they need not come back just now.  He will give … Continue reading

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