Improving Oversight

Jim Townsend and Elise Bean at LegBranch.org: The Lincoln Network, R Street Institute, and others have laid out a number of proposals to address Congress’ pressing staff problems. These recommendations include increasing Legislative Branch appropriations, improving...

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...

Oversight of Foreign Policy

Robbie Gramer and Jack Detsch have an article at Foreign Policy titled “Pandemic Stymies Congressional Check on Trump’s Foreign Policy.”  An excerpt: Public health guidance has prevented lawmakers in particular from receiving classified briefings—normally...