Author Archives: Joshua Huder

About Joshua Huder

Rule 22 blog has moved!

After 7 years, Rule 22 blog has moved to a new home. Jordan and I are now contributors to, the joint venture between R Street Institute and New America Foundation, as part of the Legislative Capacity Working Group project. We … Continue reading

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The healthcare process is not just bad. It’s damaging.

There’s a lot of ​talk about the broken processes in the House and Senate, particularly around the health​ ​care bill. Extraordinary secrecy has been employed to push the AHCA through the House and the BCRA through the Senate. ​In fact, … Continue reading

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The omnibus is here! And some things to clear up about congressional budget politics.

Originally published at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University House and Senate leaders will push through an omnibus spending package this week. The bill combines 11 appropriations bills for the final months of the FY2017 calendar. Democrats walked away … Continue reading

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: CR edition

Next week, the government will run out of money to stay open. And in typical fashion, Congress has left itself an insanely small window to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to keep it functioning. (If the process plays out normally, … Continue reading

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The legislative filibuster isn’t going anywhere any time soon

It’s a nuclear week in the Senate. Majority Leader McConnell has hinted that he has the votes to go “nuclear” on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. In effect, McConnell would invoke the same process then-Majority Leader Harry Reid … Continue reading

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