Posts Tagged ‘accountability’

Town Halls Over August Recess: A Long Tradition?

Question: My question is about the August recess Congress has every year. How long has that been going on, and why? And do Members always hold town meetings in August? Sacramento, CA Answer: Congress has an annual August recess because of tradition and because of law. The tradition stems from...

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(Lame) Duck and Cover: A History of the Lame Duck

A lame duck is a fascinating species, whose habitat is at the center of expiring government, but which can only be spotted after election season. The term “lame duck” is associated nowadays with elected officials coming near the end of their term, specifically when their successor has already been elected....

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Ask an Expert: How do I Hold my Elected Officials Accountable?

Question: If the President and/or Congress breaks the law, what redress do the people or opposing party have?  W. Answer: You are asking an important question – how do we hold our elected officials accountable?  Elections are the ultimate form of accountability in the hands of citizens.  By electing new...

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"Milk Carton" Members of Congress

Liberty Central has encouraged members to attend townhall meetings, provided information on those meetings, and reported back on some of what has transpired. Through all of it, we have noted how rare such meetings were during the recess. Now the New York Times reports that very few Members of Congress...

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“Milk Carton” Members of Congress

Liberty Central has encouraged members to attend townhall meetings, provided information on those meetings, and reported back on some of what has transpired. Through all of it, we have noted how rare such meetings were during the recess. Now the New York Times reports that very few Members of Congress...

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