Keeping Congress Going

The Bipartisan Policy Institute and other organizations across the spectrum have an open letter to congressional leadership: We write to express our deep concern over the lack of a clear and transparent plan for maintaining congressional operations during the COVID-19...

OTA

Zach Graves at LegBranch.org writes on a new CRS report about the Office of Technology Assessment: The report looks at the pros and cons of five different approaches Congress could take: Reestablish OTA Without Changes to Its Statute Reestablish OTA with Changes to...

Remote Voting in the Senate

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) , Dick Durbin (D-IL)  and security expert Jason Matheny at the New York Times: An essential part of the Senate’s constitutional function, no matter the circumstances, is for senators to cast votes on legislation. We propose allowing remote...

Congress and Crisis

Yuval Levin and Yuval Levin and Adam J. White at National Review: [L]egislators should be prepared to take smaller steps by both authorizing and appropriating emergency government actions as required. Rather than assume that the president has the power he needs to...