Paul Jenks describes the many informal groups, clubs, commissions and boards that comprise the exclusive members-only world of the Hill.
Paul Jenks comments on the role of party organization, power and politics in Congress.
Paul Jenks’ commentary addresses the role and power of the President as an independent executive within the context of the inherent check and balances exercised by the Congress.
Legislative research expert Paul Jenks describes why the electronic version of the Congressional Record remains a vital source of information on Congressional proceedings. Paul also references a number of daily commercial publications that should be included in your tracking and monitoring process.
Paul Jenks provides background, perspective and insight into the audience, content and role of a trio of newspapers of record for what he calls the “most inherently partisan institution in the country.” These papers, available in print and online versions, are significant resources for anyone tracking the Hill and Congress.
According to Paul Jenks’ commentary, the role Congress plays in foreign affairs requires some tempering of any enthusiasm as well. The President still holds the primary responsibility for foreign relations and trade policy.
Paul Jenks explains the process of key Congressional activitiy: before money can be spent, Congress must authorize the expenditure first, and then must appropriate the money to do so.
Paul Jenks discusses sources of Congressional voting data and methods of analysis.
In a timely article, Paul Jenks describes the leadership hierarchy in Congress, which may undergo significant changes in the upcoming election.
Paul Jenks identifies and puts into context the changes that are unfolding as Congress attempts to reorganize itself in the aftermath of the mid-term elections.