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Posted by dora on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 4:20pm.

Consider the following features of Congress (including some that no longer apply), and discuss the policy implications of each. Does they (a) lead to more or less logical and coherent policies? (b) lead to more or less representation of various local and parochial interests? (c) make it easier or harder to pass legislation?

• Party voting in Congress-



• Party voting in Congress
• A powerful Speaker of the House
• A highly specialized committee structure
• Committee reforms that have taken power away from chairs
• Caucuses
• Open committee meetings
• Large staffs, including those of congressional members, committees, and staff agencies
• Powerful support for the president in Congress
• The filibuster
• The closed rule

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