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.
August 14, 2006By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
The Wilson Center's Don Wolfensberger, former chief of staff of the House Rules Committee, reflects on the fate of well-intentioned congressional reforms.
Remarks by Donald R. Wolfensberger before the CRS Staff Oversight Workshop, United States House of Representatives, October 28, 2004
Congress Project Director Don Wolfensberger parses the arbitrary 100-day deadline for Congress's budget resolution and documents the last-minute negotiations that followed it there.