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Program The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Chair in Congressional Policymaking

About the Chair

The Library of Congress Chair in Congressional Policymaking conducts research in policymaking related to legislative negotiations using the Library’s collections, and disseminates findings through written products and a public event. The Chair provides a research-based foundation for improving existing training for congressional staff in legislative negotiations.

The Library of Congress Chair in Congressional Policymaking was established with the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Current Chair

Frances Lee

First Chair in Congressional Policymaking (2019)

Frances Lee is a professor of political science at Princeton University, and the author of Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign (2016), Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate (2009), and coauthor of Sizing Up The Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation (1999). Lee is the recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Richard F. Fenno Award, the D.B. Hardeman Award from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, and the American Political Science Association’s E.E. Schattschneider award. She was on the faculty of the University of Maryland from 2004-2019. Lee holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.

During her time in residence, she is studying legislative negotiation and bargaining processes in Congress, focusing on intraparty coalition building in the 115th Congress.

Program Details

Research Areas

Legislative negotiations and policymaking

Appointment

By the Librarian of Congress

Stipend

$13,500 per month

For More Information

The John W. Kluge Center
Phone: (202) 707-3302
Email: scholarly@loc.gov

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