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Securing the Capitol Complex By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Director of Public Policy Mar 5, 2021 About a 10 minute read - 48 links

A briefing providing background on the review of security failures during the January 6th insurrection, an overview of the history of security on the Capitol grounds, and a discussion of Congress’s response to the riots and relevant legislation.

Budget Reconciliation: Process and Limitations By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Director of Public Policy Mar 3, 2021 About a 7 minute read - 28 links

A briefing on the budget reconciliation process, how it can be used to bypass the Senate filibuster, and the limitations of the process.

Congressional Review Act By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Jan 13, 2021 About a 6 minute read - 31 links

A briefing on the Congressional Review Act that provides an overview of the act and a discussion of its possible use in the incoming Congress.

House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Director of Public Policy Jan 12, 2021 About a 6 minute read - 38 links

A briefing on the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, and providing background on its formation and authority, as well as its final report for the 116th Congress and the recommendations that have been incorporated into the House rules.

House Rule Changes for the 117th Congress By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Director of Public Policy Jan 6, 2021 About a 7 minute read - 10 links

At the start of the 117th Congress, the House adopted new standing rules which featured a number of changes from the 116th Congress that will affect the organization and procedures of the House, including curtailing the motion to recommit and enabling the exemption of climate change legislation from House spending limitations.

The Motion to Recommit: Controversy, Rules, and Use By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Policy Analyst Dec 9, 2020 About a 6 minute read - 15 links

A briefing on the motion to recommit that will provide an overview of discussions to end the motion to recommit in the 117th Congress, the rules governing its use, and data on its use in the 116th Congress, as well as a highlight of the proposed legislation to end the motion to recommit.