Regardless of how much money you have there is 24 hours in a day for everyone

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Regardless of how much money you have there is 24 hours in a day for everyone Terms in time makes it easier to hold members accountable because its easier to conceptualize Threaten to vote out of office unless they spend less time in office, influence of lobbyists decrease, more time to legislate Counters Does not actually cap amount of time lobbyists can spend with congress, indirectly imposes limits through election Waste of time because public isn’t engaged, people are very engaged (trump, womens march)
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More transparency at no cost is not a waste Lobbyists can do good work to keep congress informed, cheaper ways to keep members informed, firms aren’t spending a ton of money just to educate congress they are buying influence Congress literally does not care what you think Democracy by coincidence Presentation 4: Removing congressional television No more television coverage of floor proceedings Limits grandstanding Use speech time for persuasive advertising, not relevant to legislative business, policy, or platform Since tv in congress speeches have increased 100-250% Removes the audience and removes incentive to grandstand Reduce financial barrier of entry to challengers No free exposure for members Reduce length of legislative sessions Decreased expense to taxpayer From increase session length and tools Social cost: grandstanding instead of representing/legislating Increases conditions for genuine debate
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Constitutional convention in secret to make sure people can compromise and genuinely argue for positions instead of being pressured by public Counter Legislative accountability, can still see voting records, can still see the reasoning behind votes from congressional record Decrease in public perception of congress, those who know more actually think less of it, those that don’t want congressional tv actually think more highly, decrease problems that people dislike Decrease congress’s power in relation to president since president gets so much press coverage, introduction of congressional tv led to decrease in news media coverage and total coverage 4/17 Presentation 1: congressional review act Originally designed for fastrack to cull overregulation Congress has ability to permanently overturn federal regulation within 60 legislative days of its passage Part of contract with America against bill Clinton Joint resolution passed under simple majority in house then given to senate, no amendments, simple majority Then agency cant pass regulation that is substantively similar of what congress outlawed President can veto, congress can override veto How has it been used to date For first 20 years it was only used successfully once and in a bipartisan way In 2017-2018 it was used 16 times under unified congress Reform: make it veto proof, create a time horizon for when rules can be reinstated
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Never had veto overridden of the 17 times its been exercised or introduced by member from different party than president Restores legislative power in congress Time horizon
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  • Fall '19
  • President of the United States, United States Congress, Veto

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