Podcasts Constitutionally Speaking

Episode 75: Congressional Committees

Sen. Dick Durbin, (D., Ill.) gives opening remarks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 27, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Reuters)

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.