Power of the Purse

December 15, 2020 USGOPO 0

Pork Barrel Spending. Pork barrel spending is one of the most controversial topics in recent American political history. Generally, pork barrel spending is the appropriation […]

Congressional Caucus

December 14, 2020 USGOPO 0

An Organizing Tool of Congress. A congressional caucus is a group of members of Congress who come together to pursue common legislative goals. These groups […]

Models of Representation

December 13, 2020 USGOPO 0

Trustee, Delegate, Politico, or Partisan? Models of representation generally refer to the ways in which elected leaders behave in a democracy. Generally, there are four […]

Filibuster and the Senate

December 10, 2020 USGOPO 0

Endless Debate. The United States Senate serves as the cooling saucer of our democracy, to avoid rash decisions and to slow the political process down. […]