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Congressional Testimony

Prof. Thurber and Rep. Henry Waxman

Professor James Thurber and then chairman of the House Committee on Oversight Henry Waxman following Prof. Thurber's testimony Feb. 13, 2007.

The Scholars at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies are often asked to offer expert testimony before Congress and its committees. CCPS scholars have offered testimony on lobbying and campaign reform initiatives over the years. CCPS is proud of its record of sharing our expertise with members of Congress. On this page are links to our scholars' testimony.

House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Prof. James Thurber testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Executive Branch Reform Act of 2007 on Feb. 13, 2007. Rep. Henry Waxman chaired the hearing. Prof. Thurber's opening statement can be accessed here.


House Rules Committee

Prof. James Thurber testified before the House Committee on Rules on Lobbying Reform: Accountability Through Transparency on March 2, 2006. Rep. David Dreier chaired the hearing. Prof. Thurber's opening statement can be accessed here and additional testimony from the hearing is available here


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Prof. James Thurber testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Indian Tribes and the Federal Election Campaign Act on Feb. 8, 2006. The hearing was chaired by Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). Read Prof. Thurber's prepared statement here. A link to the webcast and other hearing documents can be found here. Coverage of the hearing by Roll Call can be found here.


Senate Committee on Rules

Prof. James Thurber testified before the Senate Committee on Rules during a hearing to examine procedures to make the legislative process more more transparent. The hearing was chaired by Senator Trent Lott (R-Mississippi). Access Prof. Thurber's prepared statement here.


House Select Committee on Homeland Security

Prof. James Thurber testified before the House Select Committee on Homeland Security July 10, 2003. This committee studied the proposals to reorganize the committee system in the house to facilitate oversight of the new Department of Homeland Security. The full testimony can be found here. Prof. Thurber's testimony begins on page 29 of the .pdf file.