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The analysis of committee power: An application to senate voting on the minimum wage

Krehbiel, Keith and Rivers, Douglas (1988) The analysis of committee power: An application to senate voting on the minimum wage. American Journal of Political Science, 32 (4). pp. 1151-1174. ISSN 0092-5853. doi:10.2307/2111204.

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The disproportionate influence of standing committees on congressional outcomes is an often-noted empirical regularity in American politics, and a large body of theoretical and empirical research has sought to identify the determinants of "committee influence," "committee power," or "deference to committees." This paper does not attempt to resolve issues of when and why committee power exists. Rather, it focuses on a prerequisite to the resolution of such issues: How can committee power be assessed empirically?

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Additional Information:The authors gratefully acknowledge the comments of Robert Flanagan and Peter Reiss and the research support from National Science Foundation grant 23-638973. Formerly SSWP 641.
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