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Unformatted text preview: THIS RAISES 2 QUESTIONS: 1. HOW TO DELIVER BENEFITS? 2. HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT OTHER MEMBERS DON’T INTERFERE? CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE SYSTEM IS VEHICLE FOR DELIVERING BENEFITS CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE SYSTEM IS A CONFEDERATION OF MUTUALLY NON- INTERFERING PACTS JURISDICTION CHANGES SLOWLY, IF AT ALL GIVEN STABLE JURISDICTION, THE INSTITUTION OPERATED ON BASIS OF COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE & GAINS FROM TRADE BUT, WHY WOULD COMMITTEE SYSTEM BE THE BEST AVENUE? IF THE MOST PRESSING PROBLEMS FACING CONGRESS IS DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS, THEN COMMITTEES SHOULD BE MADE UP OF THOSE WHO ARE “HIGH DEMANDERS” OF POLICY. -High demanders are outliers- they aren’t representative of average members of Congress-This is also economical b/c “high demanders” have most incentive to become experts in their issues -Congressional leadership trades control of policy for the assured delivery of benefits...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07