In the spring of 2010, Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois strode up to the microphones, posed for the cameras, and declared the formation of a new voluntary organization for members of the House of Representatives, the Congressional Transparency Caucus. In his call for colleagues to
Number of passages in the Bible condemning the practice of usury: 5 Percent of members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus who are cosponsors of H.R. 1640, a bill “to amend the Truth in Lending Act to protect consumers from usury”: 0% Percent of avowed atheists
Noted by nobody except the staff of the Committee on House Administration and bearing not a word of mention in the Congressional Record, the Congressional Financial Markets Caucus slipped into existence as an official Congressional Member Organization (or CMO) on March 11, 2009. What do
In California’s last election, the passage of Proposition 8 barring same-sex marriage equality was made possible for many reasons, including the meddling of Roman Catholic and Mormon religious leaders, but also in part by the disproportionate support of black voters, leading to dismayed November 5
The Congressional Prayer Caucus and the House LGBT Equality Caucus each has a large number of members. The two caucuses have absolutely no members in common.
Below you can review a video representation of the congressional network of one of the newest caucuses in the House of Representatives, the Populist Caucus. This network video shows ties of varying strength between members of the Populist Caucus, using data current as of March
Late last month, second-term congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa announced the formation of the Populist Caucus in the 111th Congress, a group organized around advocacy for the following principles: Creating Good Jobs and a Secure Retirement: Creating and retaining good-paying jobs in America, providing fair