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A Better Way to Fund the Government on Time

Congress will not celebrate fiscal new year’s eve Sept. 30. That’s because: (a) it will not be in town; and (b) it will have nothing to celebrate.

Democrats' D.C. Vote Fix Backfires in Gun Law Blowup

April 9, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Process Gimmicks Can't Replace Policymaking

It is often said that process is policy; that he who makes the rules controls policy outcomes. But in recent years, process has often been used to avoid tough policy choices, especially when it comes to getting government spending under control, writes Don Wolfensberger.

House Threatens Blue Slip in the Face of the Senate

July 31, 2006By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

McConnell’s Lament Stirs Fresh Breeze of Hope

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), in a floor speech January 8, lamented the sorry state of the Senate today, admitted that both parties are to blame for turning the chamber into a campaign studio, and promised to return to deliberative policy making body if Republicans regain majority control next year.

Point of View: Congress and Change

The Wilson Center's Don Wolfensberger, former chief of staff of the House Rules Committee, reflects on the fate of well-intentioned congressional reforms.

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