J.D. Rackey is the Director of Legislative Studies and head of the Congressional Reform program at the Sunwater Institute. Prior to joining Sunwater, he served as Professional Staff for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. J.D. earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oklahoma and is a former American Political Science Association Public Service Fellow. His research focuses on the politics and procedures of the U.S. Congress with an emphasis on congressional capacity and the role of debate in representation and policymaking. More information about his background, research, and teaching can be found here.