When Hillary Clinton was told June 22 that House Republicans were scheduling two votes on Libya later that week, she reportedly asked, “Whose side are they on?” If that sounds reminiscent of a president telling other nations, “You’re either with us or against us,” welcome to the world of war rhetoric.
Former House Rules Committee staffer and Wilson Center expert Don Wolfensberger lays out a step-by-step plan to restore Congress’ “culture of lawmaking.” Committees—not party leaders—should control legislative work, he says, and campaign finance reforms are needed to shift attention from 24-7 fundraising.
June 4, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
Three Wilson Center directors visited St. Edwards University in Austin to discuss political, economic, and environmental issues currently being debated in the U.S. Congress.
The Senate will decide in January whether it wants to change its filibuster rule. How it is done could usher in either a constitutional nirvana or a nuclear winter.
September 11, 2006By Donald WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer