Center on Congress

March 20, 2015

On March 23 at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, IU Center on Congress Director Lee Hamilton and former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will release the 2015 Indiana Civic Health Index Report.

The report shows how actively Hoosiers engage in community activities such as voting and volunteerism, and in family activities such as dining together. It measures how much confidence...

March 11, 2015

At the invitation of Center on Congress Director Lee Hamilton, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough spoke by videoconference March 2 with students in an IU Bloomington political science class.

McDonough, who was President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for three years before becoming Chief of Staff in 2013, spent nearly an hour with students in a class on “Democracy and National...

March 5, 2015

With yet another public opinion survey showing Congress to be wildly unpopular — a newly released poll by the IU Center on Congress shows 86 percent disapproving of the national legislature’s performance — the question arises, could Congress’s standing with the public fall even further in 2015, or are there prospects for improvement?

“There are areas of overlap in terms of the policy priorities...

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