Congress

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt expert: Obama trying to send message about judicious spending

    Vanderbilt political scientist David E. Lewis says a move for authority to shrink the federal government by President Obama is an attempt to preempt Republican challenger Mitt Romney from positioning himself as the candidate associated with government efficiency. Read More

    Jan. 13, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cordray appointment good political grist for Democrats and Republicans

    The nomination of former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray to head up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “is clearly an issue that has come to the forefront because of election year politics,” said David Lewis, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Jan. 5, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Effective lawmaking in Congress – who does it best?

    President Obama isn’t going to let Republican candidate Mitt Romney position himself as the expert on government efficiency without a battle, a Vanderbilt University political scientist said. Obama is asking Congress for expanded authority to shrink the federal government and proposes to use this… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2011

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    Why is there Polarization in Congress?

    President Obama isn’t going to let Republican candidate Mitt Romney position himself as the expert on government efficiency without a battle, a Vanderbilt University political scientist said. Obama is asking Congress for expanded authority to shrink the federal government and proposes to use this… Read More

    Oct. 28, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Scientists: engage the public or perish

    President Obama isn’t going to let Republican candidate Mitt Romney position himself as the expert on government efficiency without a battle, a Vanderbilt University political scientist said. Obama is asking Congress for expanded authority to shrink the federal government and proposes to use this… Read More

    Oct. 26, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Zeppos, Balser meet with congressional leaders

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser traveled to the nation’s capital June 22 and 23 to meet with Tennessee congressional leaders, Vanderbilt alumni and others to discuss Vanderbilt’s health care, research and educational priorities and their role in the federal agenda. Read More

    Jun. 27, 2011

  • Amanda Kussrow

    Investment in biomedical research yields jobs, billions in return

    President Obama isn’t going to let Republican candidate Mitt Romney position himself as the expert on government efficiency without a battle, a Vanderbilt University political scientist said. Obama is asking Congress for expanded authority to shrink the federal government and proposes to use this… Read More

    May. 11, 2011

  • Pat Schroeder

    Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder to speak at Vanderbilt

    Pat Schroeder, an outspoken advocate for women’s and family issues during her 12 terms in Congress, will speak at Vanderbilt’s Central Library on April 29. Read More

    Apr. 20, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Federal Forum: The 112th Congress: Expect the Unexpected

    President Obama isn’t going to let Republican candidate Mitt Romney position himself as the expert on government efficiency without a battle, a Vanderbilt University political scientist said. Obama is asking Congress for expanded authority to shrink the federal government and proposes to use this… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2011