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The Motion to Recommit in the U.S. House of Representatives


Gary W. Cox


Stanford University

Chris Den Hartog


California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Mathew D. McCubbins


Duke University


PARTY, PROCESS, AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN CONGRESS: FURTHER NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE HISTORY OF CONGRESS, Chapter 19, Stanford University Press, 2007

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We empirically evaluate hypotheses following from the view that the motion to recommit in the U.S. House of Representatives empowers the minority party to affect policy. We show that these predictions are at sharp odds with observed behavior, suggesting that the motion to recommit does not undermine the majority party as has been argued.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: motion to recommit, House of Representatives, Congress, Rules, majority party, minority party

JEL Classification: D72

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Date posted: July 30, 2007  

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Cox, Gary W. and Den Hartog, Chris and McCubbins, Mathew D., The Motion to Recommit in the U.S. House of Representatives. PARTY, PROCESS, AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN CONGRESS: FURTHER NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE HISTORY OF CONGRESS, Chapter 19, Stanford University Press, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1003239

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Gary W. Cox (Contact Author)
Stanford University ( email )
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
650-723-4278 (Phone)
Chris Den Hartog
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo ( email )
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
United States
Mathew D. McCubbins
Duke University ( email )
Department of Political Science
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Durham, NC 27708
United States
(213) 973-7538 (Phone)
(213) 973-3623 (Fax)
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