Speakership

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: The appropriate alternative to what many perceived as the iron-fisted rule of previous Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), is not to tie both hands behind the backs of Speakers and instead to empower a strong, even-handed Speaker committed...

Goodbye to Proxy Voting

After the House chooses a speaker, it will adopt new rules.  Emma Dumain at E&E Daily: In the pandemic era, House Democrats allowed committee business to proceed remotely, even allowing witnesses to patch in by video conference to deliver testimony and answer...

The Secret Congress

Daniel Stid: On this, the final day of the 117th Congress, I want to pay tribute to a remarkable bit of institution-building that occurred during it. The time is ripe for commendation. There is a growing recognition that, for all the chaos and conflict on Capitol...

Security Threat on Capitol Hill

Zach Williams at NY Post: A longtime Pentagon official warned Wednesday that Rep.-elect George Santos (R-Nassau) poses an unprecedented challenge to national security given his recent admitted lying about his background, mysterious finances and potential access to...