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Cardinal Associates is pleased to count the Republican Governors Association, the Hogan for Governor Campaign, the Gillespie for U.S. Senate Campaign, the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, the Virginia House Republican Caucus, and several individual candidates for state legislative races as clients, and is currently working with several new clients, to be announced at a later date. Please contact us to discuss how we can partner with your campaign!

Senate Dynamics: The Power of Committees, Pt 2

Previously, we reviewed data on each committee’s receptiveness to legislation coming before it, from the Committee on Local Government, which reports the vast majority of bills it hears, to the Committee on Privileges and Elections, which is the stingiest with legislation coming before it.

Member participation also varied among committees, with over 95% of the members of Courts voting on any given bill but fewer than 87% of those on Rehab doing so. Once again, Rules has been excluded from the analysis given the prevalence of voice votes, and C&L has been accorded a membership of ~15.65 to account for the expansion of the committee from 15 to 16 mid-session. Continue reading

Senate Dynamics: The Power of Committees, Pt 1

It has been said that failure has many fathers, but in Senate committees, failure has many motions. Bills are passed by indefinitely, continued to the following session, stricken, and occasionally left in committee. In the House, bills are also frequently left in committee or tabled. In this post, we’ll take a look at some numbers that help to illustrate just how significant committees are in the legislative process.

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