Reforming Congress – Anthony Madonna, PhD, Professor for the University of Georgia (Part 1)

May 18, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:14 – Background
  • 3:08 – What are the broad interests of your research?
  • 3:56 – Discussing the rules of the House and Senate
  • 8:00 – What are the effects and impacts of rules?
  • 9:01 – How are the rules for each chamber decided upon?
  • 11:25 – Discussing the specific mechanism by which the Speaker controls the Rules Committee
  • 14:26 – Do the House Floor Rules dictate how committees are organized?
  • 15:33 – On the rules and traditions of the Senate
  • 16:38 – What insights on the House and Senate rules have you found through the course of your research?
  • 19:33 – Are there any rules in the Senate that are particularly unique to the chamber?
  • 20:48 – On the unofficial rules that external parties impose on the business of Congress
  • 25:26 – What are the requirements for changing the rules?
  • 26:49 – What is the requirement that provides for “one man, one vote”?
    [End of Part 1]