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Open Discussion on Congressional Budget Reform

The fifteenth meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group will take stock of the broken congressional budget process and likelihood of its reform with our budget expert guests, Maya MacGuineas and Philip Joyce. Discussion topics will range from the latest shutdown threats and spending deals to perennial reform proposals such as biennial budgeting. 

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Power in the House: The House Freedom Caucus and Intraparty Organizations

The fourteenth meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group will examine the political and policy influence of intraparty organizations in the House of Representatives. Catholic University Professor of Politics, Matt Green, will discuss his work on the House Freedom Caucus and how it can help us understand the conditions under which intraparty organizations will be influential.

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Meeting #5: Should We Revive the Office of Technology Assessment?

The fifth meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group is on Wednesday, October 19 at 12pm in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. The subject to be discussed is, "Should We Revive the Office of Technology Assessment?" Lunch will be provided.

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Inaugural Meeting

New America and the R Street Institute launched the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group in Spring 2016. The impetus for establishing the group is the widespread perception that Congress is dysfunctional.
The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group aims to assess the capacity of Congress to perform its constitutional duties; and to collaborate on ideas for improving the legislative branch’s performance in our separation of powers system. Meetings are open to Capitol Hill staff, experts on Congress, and anyone who cares about the well-being of America’s legislative branch.

Please join our inaugural meeting on Wednesday, May 18th from 12:00-1:30 in 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP quickly to reserve your place.
Our first event we will have opening remarks by Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., and feature a discussion led by Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow, New America Political Reform Program and Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute Governance Project. 

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