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Lame Duck Sessions Reveal What Members of Congress Really Want

By Matthew Mitchell & Emily Washington - October 12, 2014

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What does your member of Congress really want? It can be hard to know because typical legislators are under extraordinary pressure to do what other people want. For one, she must cater to home-district special interests because the ability to organize can make or break a political career. She must also accommodate the wishes of donors, for it’s nearly impossible to win reelection without a...

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