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Reforming the Imperial Congress

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Publication Date: October 1992

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): David M. Mason

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (Legislative power and procedure)

Keywords: Government reform

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Limits are a major answer to Congress’s problems - limits on terms, sessions, staff, committees, spending, and pork. In addition, Congress must obey the laws it passes, reform its schedule, open up congressional procedure, and junk the casework scam. This is an ambitious program, but one that will work, one that can be achieved through continuing public pressure.