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An Evaluation of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946: How Reforming the Congressional Committee System Affects Issue Attention

Sean Theriault
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Connor Dye
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Abstract

This Working Paper reevaluates the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. While the act's contemporaries may have been underwhelmed, we show that the jurisdictional changes it mandated had a significant consequence on congressional attention. At a broad level, the committee system operated differently after the act's passage. A more fine-grained analysis shows even more compelling evidence. Committees that experienced jurisdictional changes had relatively more hearings; furthermore, issues that underwent change were the subject of more congressional attention.
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hal-04297813 , version 1 (21-11-2023)

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Sean Theriault, Connor Dye. An Evaluation of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946: How Reforming the Congressional Committee System Affects Issue Attention. 2023. ⟨hal-04297813⟩
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