James Wallner
James Wallner
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James I. Wallner is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America, the author of two books on the Senate, and a former vice president at The Heritage Foundation. Before joining Heritage, Wallner was the executive director of the Senate Steering Committee during the chairmanships of Pat Toomey and Mike Lee.
How GOP Leadership’s Neutering Of Budget Hawks Left Them Unarmed Against Trump’s Debt Deal

The way Republican leaders corralled the votes previously left them unable to oppose the president’s agreement to suspend the debt ceiling and fund the government for three months.

How Senate Leaders Can Use Existing Rules To End Democrat Stonewalling

Getting the Senate back to work doesn’t require changing its rules. Republicans have all the tools they need to curb Democrats’ ability to obstruct their agenda.

1950s Control Tactics Can’t Manage Today’s Freewheeling Senators

An unwillingness to let go will lead to gridlock and inaction as the majority party is unable to resolve its internal disputes yet also unwilling to advance the legislative process.