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Members of Congress Catch 72-Hour Bug From Constituents

It's not a new strain of flu, but there is an infectious form of transparentitis that's sweeping the nation. And members are catching it from their constituents, writes Congress Project Director Don Wolfensberger in a Roll Call op-ed.

Getting Back to Legislating, Remarks of Don Wolfensberger

Getting Back to Legislating, Remarks of Don Wolfensberger at Bradley University Conference on Returning Civility to Our Public Discourse Tuesday, April 16, 201

Of Mavericks and Raiders: Studying the Process-Policy Nexus

April 3, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Democrats' Ethics Tactics Trigger Republican Backlash

March 31, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Congress Left for Recess on Temporary Miracle

Congress completed work on an important piece of legislation Dec. 23 after most Members had already left town for the holidays. In his column, Don Wolfensberger describes this immaculate conception of a public law as a temporary Christmas miracle with a very short half-life since it will have to be revisited in February.

Privilege Claim Not New; Congress Still Holds the Cards

July 30, 2007By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer

Congress and Trade Policy

With the recent economic recession, increased unemployment, and plant closings and relocations abroad, trade is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in the nine-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination. How do the President and his trade representative interact with Congress on pending bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, and how will future trade agreements be affected by the new political mood in Congress and the nation? These are some some of the questions that were posed at this recent Congress Project seminar.

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