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Seven tips for making a lasting impression with members of Congress

Are some constituents more memorable than others? Do lawmakers and their staff have better mental recall of some constituents and thus inflate their importance? The research says yes, and that lawmakers use mental shortcuts known as heuristics to help them remember constituents and make decisions.

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House Republicans take their own path on Trump’s border wall

President Donald Trump’s promise to build a fortified barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border is about to hit a wall of its own: Members of Congress with different ideas on how to curb illegal immigration.

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NASA would receive $19.5 billion in FY17 under S. 442

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration would be authorized to receive $19.5 billion in fiscal 2017 under S. 442.

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7 special elections to fill open House seats

Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks have triggered a busy spring of elections that in some cases may provide an early gauge of the president’s popularity.

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Tie-breaking Senate vote would be first for a cabinet nomination

Mike Pence may perform a constitutional duty in his third full week as vice president that Joe Biden never did in eight years on the job: Cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

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Killing Obama’s rules? Congress has an act for that

Republicans are threatening to wield a little-used power, the Congressional Review Act.

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Three things to consider before advocating to repeal a rule under the CRA

If you are interested in having Congress repeal a rule under the CRA, here are three considerations to inform your decision.

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Which dates will shape the 2017 legislative agenda?

The 115th Congress and new Trump administration have a flurry of activity planned for 2017, and several key dates will shape the legislative agenda.

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How to use the Congressional Review Act to undo regulatory actions

With a Republican sweep of Congress and the executive branch, there will be a concerted effort this year to reform and restrain the current regulatory state. The Congressional Review Act will be one vehicle for affirmatively undoing some of the regulatory actions of the last six months.