Congressional scholars, take note! The Congressional Research Service released an extensive history of the legislative branch yesterday. Known as The Evolving Congress, it includes numerous articles written by CRS staff on the makeup of Congress and its evolution, the members of Congress, the Institutional Congress and Policymaking Case Studies.
Written as a tribute to its centennial year, this CRS work looks at the unchanging nature of Congressional elections and compares modern Congresses. If you’d like more information about CRS and access to more of its reports, see our Policy Research Guide.