Sen. Dick Durbin, (D., Ill.) gives opening remarks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 27, 2021.
In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke discuss the role of committees in Congress. Committees are the workhorses of Congress, where the real legislating happens. The guys evaluate different theories of committee organization, and Luke makes the case that their flexibility makes them still useful in the era of omnibus legislating.
In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke discuss the role of committees in Congress.
Luke interviews Jay about his new book,
James Madison: America’s First Politician.
In this weeks episode, Jay and Luke examine what makes members of Congress tick. The answer: paranoia.
In this final installment of their ‘Historical Congress’ series, Luke and Jay discuss various facets of the legislative group since the 1990s.
Jay and Luke discuss Congress’s evolution and role after the Watergate scandal.
Luke and Jay take a look at Congress’s confrontation with reform.
Jay and Luke take a look at the long period of congressional dominance in the 19th century.
Jay and Luke look at Congress in the mid 1800s.
Luke and Jay talk through the early development of Congressional power, the appearance of the committee system, and more.
Jay and Luke take a look at the formal structures and rules that govern Congress in the Constitution.