If a camel is a horse designed by a committee, is a duck-billed platypus a duck conceived by a bipartisan, joint committee of Congress? We may soon know, as the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction is mandated to report additional budget savings of at least $1.5 trillion over the next decade by Nov. 23.
January 7, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
I am often asked about the differences between the House and Senate. Sometimes I jokingly respond, “Do you have another hour?” However, some political scientists make the case that the two bodies have become more alike.
May 7, 2007 By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer
The adoption of House rules on the opening day of a new Congress is a perfunctory and partisan exercise that gets little attention. It hasn't always been that way, writes Don Wolfensberger.
Congress Project Director Don Wolfensberg discusses his observations on Congress's squabbles over energy policy.
August 14, 2006By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
Remarks by Donald R. Wolfensberger before the CRS Staff Oversight Workshop, United States House of Representatives, October 28, 2004