Kevin Portteus

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Congress and the Constitution

In late August House Majority Leader Eric Cantor published an open memo announcing that House Republicans would seek to block ten regulations currently being considered by various federal administrative agencies. Most of these regulations involve the Environmental Protection Agency, including

The Do-Anything Congress

Inside the Beltway, Democrats are touting the achievements of the outgoing Congress. Historian Alan Brinkley asserted that this is the most productive Congress since the Great Society. These congratulatory assessments stand in stark contrast to the fact that Democrats, for

Our Dysfunctional Congress

When Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) announced that he would not seek re-election this fall, he contended that “Congress is not operating as it should.” He lamented that partisanship and ideology have so pervaded Congress that “the people’s business is not