University of Utah

For Support Of Research On Congress

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This research project, led by political scientists James Curry and Frances Lee, of the University of Utah and University of Maryland, respectively, will explore why bipartisan lawmaking persists despite so much partisan and procedural change. Building on an influential set of papers and analysis, this new wave of research will improve our collective understanding of Congress and the possibilities for improving how the institution functions.
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for a study on socioeconomic outcomes of LARC uptake  
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