Hearing on Proxy Voting

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: The House Rules Committee is to be commended on holding a day-long hearing March 17 on proxy floor voting and remote committee proceedings — two emergency pandemic procedures initiated in the last Congress. All told, 16 House members...

Don Young, Dealmaker

George Miller and John A. Lawrence at The Hill: The House Don Young leaves behind is one where knowing how to cut a bipartisan deal is a much more difficult challenge than in his glory days, wielding the gavel at the Resources and Transportation committees. His...

Don Young, RIP

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Don Young of Alaska, the Dean of the House and longest-serving Republican representative in history: “Today, Congress and the Country join Alaska in mourning the loss of a dedicated...

Proxy Voting Persists

Donald Wolfensberger at The Hill: On Jan. 20, the Brookings Institution released an updated study on proxy voting on the floor of the House of Representatives. The report reviewed votes through the first session of this 117th Congress. Coauthored by Emily Larson,...

Hearings

Jerry Hartz and colleagues at The Hill: On the committee front, we note that, contrary to popular belief, the House is holding a historically low number of hearings compared to the previous 40 years. That has led to five times fewer witnesses being called in today’s...