Maher, Thomas V., Seguin, Charles, Zhang, Yongjun, and Davis, Andrew P.
PLoS ONE; 3/25/2020, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p1-13, 13p
SOCIAL scientists, POLITICAL scientists, CIVIL service positions, CONGRESSIONAL hearings (U.S.), and RESEARCH institutes
Congressional hearings are a venue in which social scientists present their views and analyses before lawmakers in the United States, however quantitative data on their representation has been lacking. We present new, publicly available, data on the rates at which anthropologists, economists, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists appeared before United States congressional hearings from 1946 through 2016. We show that social scientists were present at some 10,347 hearings and testified 15,506 times. Economists testify before the US Congress far more often than other social scientists, and constitute a larger proportion of the social scientists testifying in industry and government positions. We find that social scientists' testimony is increasingly on behalf of think tanks; political scientists, in particular, have gained much more representation through think tanks. Sociology, and psychology's representation before Congress has declined considerably beginning in the 1980s. Anthropologists were the least represented. These findings show that academics are representing a more diverse set of organizations, but economists continue to be far more represented than other disciplines before the US Congress. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
USA Today (Magazine). Jan, 2020, Vol. 148 Issue 2896, p10, 3 p.
Government regulation, United States. Congress -- Powers and duties, Policy sciences -- Laws, regulations and rules, Policy sciences -- Political aspects, Executive-legislative relations -- Laws, regulations and rules, Executive-legislative relations -- Political aspects, Separation of powers -- Laws, regulations and rules, Separation of powers -- Political aspects, and Impeachments -- Laws, regulations and rules
IN CONTEMPORARY U.S. government, the presidency is dominating Congress in our system of separate-but-competing branches. This constitutional imbalance is a growing threat to liberty, and the only solution is to [...]
Company financing, United States. Congress -- Economic policy, United States. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- Finance, United States. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- Economic policy, Epidemics -- Economic aspects, Epidemics -- United States, Philanthropists -- Beliefs, opinions and attitudes, Actors -- Beliefs, opinions and attitudes, Actresses -- Beliefs, opinions and attitudes, Food stamp program -- Finance, and Food stamp program -- Economic aspects
WASHINGTON - Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is lobbying Congress to increase food assistance to families across the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic keeps millions in their homes and children [...]
United States. Congress -- Powers and duties, United States. Congress -- Safety and security measures, Epidemics -- United States, Epidemics -- Political aspects, Epidemics -- Economic aspects, and Epidemics -- Statistics
WASHINGTON - As some states start opening back up amid the coronavirus crisis that has killed more than 68,000 Americans, Congress remains divided about when lawmakers should convene in full [...]
The Economist. March 28, 2020, Vol. 434 Issue 9187, p22
Market trend/market analysis, Company distribution practices, Government regulation, United States. Congress -- Powers and duties, United States economic conditions -- Forecasts and trends, Domestic economic assistance -- Political aspects, Domestic economic assistance -- Laws, regulations and rules, Epidemics -- Economic aspects, Epidemics -- Patient outcomes, Epidemics -- United States, Economic growth -- Forecasts and trends, and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020
A habitually dysfunctional system leaps into action EVEN TO THE housebound and socially distanced, the signs of a contraction are apparent. The 18th Street corridor of Adams Morgan, [...]