The subject of today’s episode is, “What does the House rules committee do?”

My guest is https://bipartisanpolicy.org/person/donald-r-wolfensberger/ (Don Wolfensberger). He is a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and a https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/donald-wolfensberger (scholar) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. He served as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives for 28 years and was the director of the Rules Committee. Don is the author of two books: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/changing-cultures-in-congress/9780231190152 (Changing Cultures in Congress: From Fair Play to Power Plays), and https://www.wilsoncenter.org/book/congress-and-the-people-deliberative-democracy-trial (Congress and the People: Deliberative Democracy on Trial).

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