Episode 45

Legislating in the Dark

August 9, 2016
  • American Democracy
  • Government Agencies
  • Public Sector Reforms
  • Revitalizing U.S. Democracy
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Utah

Professor James Curry explains how limited resources have enabled party leaders to write and negotiate most laws in Congress. Lacking expertise, staff, and time, rank-and-file members rarely have the chance to contribute to the bills on which they vote.

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