From Demand Progress Education Fund :
CRSX: To the Library’s tech and transparency role, R Street’s Kevin Kosar submitted testimony  raising significant concerns with the Library’s implementation of public access to CRS reports and urging CRS to begin releasing non-confidential CRS reports contained in its CRSX archive online. This is particularly notable as Kevin worked for CRS  for more than a decade, including as a manager.
Mitch McConnell changed 213 years of senate history in 33 minutes  last week when Republicans went nuclear (again!) and changed Senate rules to cut debate time on presidential nominees  from 30 hours to 2. The R Street Institute’s James Wallner explains why this is a problem  to Roll Call and on his blog .
Want to know more about staffing trends in Congress? Check out R Street’s event “Behind the Committee Doors: The staffing traits and trends of Congress’ legislative deal-breakers ” tomorrow at noon in SVC 202.
- “Demand Progress Education Fund”: https://mailchi.mp/demandprogress/first-branch-forecast-1616661
- “Casey Burgat”: https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP24/20190402/109212/HHRG-116-AP24-Wstate-BurgatC-20190402.pdf
- “Democracy Fund’s Joe Goldman”: https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP24/20190402/109212/HHRG-116-AP24-Wstate-GoldmanJ-20190402.pdf
- “Kevin Kosar submitted testimony”: https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP24/20190402/109212/HHRG-116-AP24-Wstate-KosarK-20190402.pdf
- “Kevin worked for CRS”: https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/janfeb-2015/why-i-quit-the-congressional-research-service/
- “changed 213 years of senate history in 33 minutes”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitch-mcconnell-undid-213-years-of-senate-history-in-33-minutes/2019/04/03/58b3eaca-565c-11e9-9136-f8e636f1f6df_story.html
- “cut debate time on presidential nominees”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/06/this-week-republican-senate-went-nuclear-again-now-it-can-speed-up-confirming-conservative-judges/
- “why this is a problem”: https://www.rollcall.com/news/podcasts/care-senate-debates-less
- “on his blog”: https://www.legislativeprocedure.com/blog/2019/3/26/sa3phw76a9os8ojldcb32wwncmuyay
- “Behind the Committee Doors: The staffing traits and trends of Congress’ legislative deal-breakers”: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-committee-doors-the-staffing-traits-and-trends-of-congress-legislative-deal-breakers-tickets-58819082459