Testimony

Why the U.S. Needs to Reconsider the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975

December 11, 2014, Charles K. Ebinger

In his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Charles Ebinger looks at the history of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and its deleterious effects on U.S. energy security today.

  • Podcast

    Thomas Mann on Our Dysfunctional Politics and the Road to 2016

    November 21, 2014, Thomas E. Mann and Fred Dews

  • Podcast

    2014 Midterms Post-Election Special

    November 5, 2014, Sarah A. Binder, William A. Galston, Thomas E. Mann and Fred Dews

  • Podcast

    Podcast: Presidents Deliver the Bacon, Too

    March 14, 2014, John Hudak and Fred Dews

  • Podcast

    The Intersection of Politics and Policy Is a Lonely Place

    December 20, 2013, Elaine Kamarck and Fred Dews

  • Podcast

    Congressional Master Class: The Senate Filibuster, Congress and the Federal Reserve

    December 6, 2013, Sarah A. Binder and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    So my hope from the budget conference is modest.  Turn off the destructive sequester for a year or two, without insisting that all of it be paid for in the same time period. Set realistic spending caps, mandatory spending adjustments, and revenues consistent with that objective.  Drop the threats of another shutdown or debt ceiling standoff. Demonstrate that the regular order still has some currency in Congress.

    November 1, 2013, Thomas E. Mann, CNN
  • In the News

    It is highly unlikely that the U.S. will choose to default on its interest payments and would rather delay other items like social security or Medicare payments that will create the political dynamics necessary to break the gridlock.

    October 8, 2013, Ernesto Talvi, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    Today, committees have lost much of their autonomy to party leaders. As a result, investigations are often used in periods of divided government as a partisan tool to club the administration and its supporters. More often than not, committee investigations become arenas for majority party “message politics” — contests designed to score political points rather than to identify problems or to generate solutions that can garner bipartisan support. The higher the partisanship in Congress, the lower its committees seem to fall.

    May 9, 2013, Sarah A. Binder, New York Times
  • In the News

    When budget cuts hit high-profile business travelers, you can get Congress to act.

    April 30, 2013, Darrell M. West, Bloomberg
  • Interview | Moyers & Company

    Why Congress is Failing Us

    April 26, 2013, Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein

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