Parties and Agenda-Setting in the Senate, 1973-1998

42 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2007

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Gregory Koger

University of Miami - School of Business Administration

James H. Fowler

UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences; UC San Diego School of Medicine

Date Written: September 2007

Abstract

We analyze the influence of party and preferences on Senate agenda-setting. We find a significant majority party advantage in getting bills reported from committee, but otherwise little variation within parties based on preferences. In addition, our results suggest that Senate committees are more likely to report bills written by committee leaders and senior members, or bills with cosponsors. This suggests that Senate agenda-setters are sensitive to cues that bills are high-quality and relatively easy to pass.

Suggested Citation

Koger, Gregory and Fowler, James H., Parties and Agenda-Setting in the Senate, 1973-1998 (September 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1017901 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1017901

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