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Experts: Congress, Senate, Federal Government and Presidential Appointments

Bruce Oppenheimer: Congress, Senate, legislative process, Congressional elections

Professor of Political Science

Oppenheimer is knowledgeable about the workings of the U.S. Congress, including process, elections, development of energy policy in the Congress and the effect of war deaths on elections. Oppenheimer is one of the most-quoted political scientists in the country.

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David Lewis: Presidential appointments, government failures, the federal bureaucracy

Professor of Political Science and of Law

Lewis is the author of an award-winning book on presidential appointments, The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance. He has taught courses about government performance under crisis and follows presidential cabinet appointees closely.

His first book was Presidents and the Politics of Agency Design: Political Insulation in the United States Government Bureaucracy.

Lewis is also vice chair of the Department of Political Science.

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Josh Clinton

Joshua Clinton: Congress, campaigns and elections, use and misuse of statistics in politics

Associate Professor of Political Science

Clinton uses statistics to better understand issues dealing with elections and the conduct of Congress. He developed one of the leading methods for analyzing legislator role call behavior and studies the posturing of legislators and lawmaking behavior.

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Alan Wiseman: The effectiveness of legislators, political institutions, bureaucracy, government regulations

Associate Professor of Political Science and of Law

Wiseman is writing a book on the causes and consequences of legislative effectiveness in the U.S. Congress. He also studies regulation in different product and service markets.

His first book was The Internet Economy: Access, Taxes and Market Structure.

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