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Matthew Yglesias

The rise and importance of Secret Congress

14 mins | Jun 21, 2021
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Why the institution is surprisingly productive. 
 There’s been no healthcare reform in the past decade, yet legislation making Juneteenth into a national holiday passed last week with seemingly no warning. Why is this? With the help of Simon Bazelon, this instalment of Slow Boring examines the 'Secret Congress' hypothesis — the belief that congress takes bipartisan action when there's a lack of public attention.
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