Casey Burgat researches and writes about congressional capacity and ways to make the First Branch of government work better.

Previously, he worked at the Congressional Research Service, where he served in the Executive Branch Operations and the Congress & Judiciary sections. There, he was responsible for responding to congressional requests about federal rulemaking, issues of congressional reform, the president’s role in federal budgeting, federal advisory committees and congressional staffing.

Casey is a graduate of Arizona State University, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also holds a master’s in political management from George Washington University and received his doctorate in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, where his dissertation focused on the impacts of congressional staff.

Casey lives in Washington’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with his wife, Sara, their daughter and a monster yellow lab named Yoshi.

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