“Congress’s committee chairman push to reassert their power”

Important, extensive WaPo report: The overarching demand is for “regular order.” which is congressional speak for how things are supposed to work — at least how things used to work. Their hopes are straight out of the old Schoolhouse Rock “I’m Just a Bill” anthem, where bills start in subcommittees and move to full committees and competing versions are passed by each chamber, leading to a conference committee to iron out the differences. A final…

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John Stewart Updates “I’m Just a Bill” with a Beat Up Dodd-Frank

…Readers know I like to start my Legislation course with various versions of the Schoolhouse Rock song, “I’m Just a Bill.” Now comes this hilarious parody from “the Daily Show,” with John Oliver as a bloodied version of Dodd-Frank. Not to be missed. The Daily Show – Dodd-Frank Update Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook…

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BFD: Updating “I’m Just a Bill”

…I always start my Legislation course with the Schoolhouse Rock video, “I’m Just a Bill,” and then I contrast it with a Simpson’s parody of that video. (There’s also this brief “Family Guy” parody.) We’ll now, I’ve got a new one for the collection, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and our Vice President. Not for those easily offended by coarse language….

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