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Members of Congress are specializing less often. That makes them less effective., The Washington Post, September 2020.
Coronavirus policies spread quickly across the U.S. Are cities and states learning – or just copying?, The Washington Post, April 2020.
Productive Politicians Fare Better in Primaries, WVTF, March 2020.
Elizabeth Warren Says She’s ‘a Capitalist to Her Bones’ and Positions Herself as FDR’s Heir, Newsweek, January 2020.
Rep. Lauren Underwood defying legislative expectations for a freshman, Courier, November 2019.
Memo: Staff recruitment, retention, compensation and benefits; and chair term limits, LegBranch.org, October 2019
Congress is back in town. Here’s why lawmakers will struggle to get much done., The Washington Post, September 2019
What Ohio’s Lawmakers Have Gotten Done This Year, Spectrum News 1, September 2019
Outside or Insider? How Bernie Sanders Learned to Walk the Line, The New York Times, July 2019
Rankings: Most effective members of the 115th Congress, Futurity, April 2019
Highlights from the new 115th Congress legislative effectiveness scores, LegBranch.org, March 2019
How the record number of female lawmakers will – and won’t – change Congress, The Washington Post, January 2019
Senators used to excel at lawmaking. Now, not so much. Here’s what needs to change, The Washington Post, July 2017
How term limits for committee chairs make Congress less effective, The Washington Post, February 2017
Does Bipartisanship even work in today’s polarized Congress? Yes, The Washington Post, February 2017
Women’s Issues Won’t Pass, US News & World Report, January 2017
Women Actually Do Govern Differently, The New York Times, December 2016
Wiseman discussing the Legislative Effectiveness Project at the University of Chicago, Radio Harris, June 2015
John Sides discussing the Legislative Effectiveness Project and female legislators in Congress, The Washington Post, April 2015
Shauna Shames discussing the Legislative Effectiveness Project and female candidate recruitment, The Washington Post, March 2015
Volden and Wiseman on the 5 habits of highly effective legislators,The Washington Post, February 2015
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) on being the most effective legislators in the Georgia delegation, Huffington Post, November 2014
Volden discussing the Legislative Effectiveness Project and the 2014 elections, WVTF, November 2014
On the accessibility of Legislative Effectiveness Scores, Nashville Business Journal, November 2014
Female effectiveness in Congress, The Washington Times, November 2014
Brief that describes the Legislative Effectiveness Project and highlights key findings, Scholars Strategy Network, November 2014
Volden on female legislators, NPR, June 2014
Danielle Thomsen on the Legislative Effectiveness Project and gridlock, The Washington Post, January 2014
Female legislators and effectiveness, LSE, October 2013