- 1-How Congress passes a budget, or fails to do so?
- 2-The impact of party polarization on the House and Senate?
- 3-Reforms to improve congressional accountability and representation?
- Two recent trends in congressional governance are unorthodox lawmaking and party polarization. First, define these trends and explain their link. Second, identify whether such phenomena are ultimately healthy or corrosive for democracy in America, and why or why not. Be sure to provide specific examples and also to draw from at least three readings when making your argument.