Reforming Congress – Donald R Wolfensberger, Former Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center (Part 1)

May 25, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:13 – Introduction
  • 7:20 – On the rules of the House and how they have evolved
  • 9:54 – What kinds of crises motivated internal rule changes?
  • 13:02 – Rules pertaining to committee activities
  • 15:13 – How House leadership controls legislation
  • 16:55 – Does the party in the majority reject the minority‚Äôs proposed legislation because they have real substance or because they are really messaging bills?
  • 18:17 – What kind of expertise does House leadership use to determine which bills to advance?
  • 20:44 – What rule changes would you recommend?
  • 21:44 – On the budget process
    [End of Part 1]