The study of Congress is a central part of the scholarship that happens every day at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Under the Constitution, Congress is the preeminent branch of the U.S. government and CCPS reflects that reality in our studies. CCPS scholars have written important and widely cited papers and have contributed to numerous books that have contributed to the understanding of the flow of power and the process of the Legislative Branch. CCPS has also hosted panel discussions exploring these issues. In addition, Prof. Oleszek is a senior specialist on the legislative process with the Congressional Research Service and has written numerous reports for that agency.
“Reforms will not assuage anger at Congress,” Financial Times, Aug. 7th, 2007.
"Congress and the Presidency", Politique Américaine, May 2007, pp. 28-43.
“Lobbying, Ethics, and Procedural Reforms: The Do-Nothing Congress 109th Congress Does Nothing About Reforming Itself.” Extensions: A Journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center (Fall 2006), pp. 10-15.
“Congress Goes On-Line,” in James A. Thurber and Colton C. Campbell (eds.), Congress and the Internet (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003)(Co-authored).
“Conclusion About Congressional-Presidential Rivalries,” Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2nd Edition, 2002).
“The Contemporary Presidency: Managing White House-Congressional Relations: Observations from Inside the Process,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, 30, no. 3 (September), 2000, pp. 553-563 with Gary Andres and Patrick Griffin.
“Congressional Budget Reform: Impact on the Appropriations Committees,” in Public Budgeting and Finance, December 1997, pp. 66-73.