David Hawkings' Whiteboard

Why Does Congress ‘Retreat?’
 

The Many Ways to Draw a Gerrymander
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings: wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

How Congressional Debate Is Supposed to Work (And How It Really Works)
 

The GOP is Anxious to Be Productive: 4 Takeaways From the 2018 Congressional Calendar
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings: wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: How Two Bills Become One Law
 

Decoding Reconciliation: Why the Senate Only Needs 50 Votes on Tax Bill
 

Who’s Getting to Write the Tax Bill
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings

How do the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committee members get their assignments?  Political bomb-throwers rarely get the call. Facing a tough campaign is a plus. So are party loyalty and K Street support. Senior editor David Hawkings explains.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What’s the 25th Amendment?
 

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What’s a Filibuster?