The tracker aims to make sense of the surge of oversight activity taking place during the 116th Congress
Molly Reynolds is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. She studies Congress, with an emphasis on how congressional rules and procedure affect domestic policy outcomes.
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Things might get ugly.
More members of Congress are interested in seats on the House intelligence committee, reflecting a surge in attention toward a body that has recently transformed into a partisan battleground.
President Trump has signed a massive new National Defense Authorization Act. What does it mean for U.S. national security?
A key dynamic is weighing on Republicans, even if removal of the deputy attorney general is unlikely.
The worrisome message in lawmakers’ confusion on a procedural motion.
The new draft AUMF promotes greater transparency and congressional involvement in deciding on the scope of U.S. counterterrorism operations, but it primarily serves to give Congress political leverage. As a legal matter, it leaves the president firmly in control.