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According to House practices, a select committee is a committee whose members are appointed (selected) by the Speaker. Conventionally the Speaker will receive recommendations from the minority leader and appoint those members, on the presumption that the minority leader knows best which members of their caucus are useful and appropriate for the subject the ...


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There's a minor mischaracterization in the question: McCarthy wasn't the one who characterized this action as unprecedented – Pelosi herself did in her official statement: “With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the ...


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This is a difficult question to answer because there's not easily accessible data on representatives who attempted to become senators but failed. So what I did was test whether the median income for the former districts of senators who used to be representatives [1,2] (n=47) in the current Congress was higher than the average median income for the other ...


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To counter your intuition, an expensive House race costs about $2 million, whereas a Senate race is closer to $10 million. Maybe a candidate from a wealthier district has $1.5 million more in their campaign chest than one from a poor one. But that's not all that much compared to the $10 million they now need to raise. Another thing is that not all of your ...


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