Reforming Congress – Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman (Part 1)

February 12, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:17 – Introduction
  • 5:23​ – Areas of interest related to Congress (Craig Volden)
  • 7:06​ – Have you been able to leverage your experience in aerospace to guide your research and methodologies when studying Congress?
  • 8:44​ – Areas of interest related to Congress (Alan Wiseman)
  • 10:46 – About the Center for Effective Lawmaking
  • 12:03 – About the Legislative Effectiveness Scores (LES)
  • 16:26​ – Describing the factors that contribute to the effect of lawmaking on the US Congress
  • 23:19​ – Discussing the issue specific findings: What policy areas are easier or harder to pass legislation through?
  • 27:41​ – How many bills do lawmakers introduce? What interesting patterns have you learned about this activity?
  • 32:14 – Do all members of Congress have similar or different distributions of Commemorative, Substantive, and Significant bills?
  • 35:35 – Have you tried to investigate how lawmakers contribute content to their colleagues’ bills without personally authoring a bill?
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