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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

Procedural Exit Strategy Uses Divide and Conquer Approach

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

House Tax Overhaul Process Divides Parties

It’s unusual for Congress to plan in advance, but House Republicans have pushed through a bill to establish a process for considering comprehensive tax reform next year. Don Wolfensberger writes that the process is aimed more at blasting Senate obstruction and appealing to this fall’s electorate than to making a serious commitment to tax reform.

Will Democrats' Timetable Trump ‘Regular Order' Pledge?

November 20, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Congress and the Politics of Energy Policy

The 109th Congress is once again attempting to forge a national energy policy after failing to do so in the last several Congresses. At this Congress Project seminar, a panel of Capitol Hill policymakers and observers discussed the prospects for enacting an energy bill in this Congress.

No Procedure Can Fix This Tumbling House of Cards

Efforts in Congress to tie the defunding of the president''s Affordable Care Act to funding the government and raising the debt ceiling have tied things in so many knots that only public opinion and national leadership can cut through.

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