University of Virginia

For Support Of The Legislative Effectiveness Project

The Legislative Effectiveness Project is a non-partisan, objective, and data-intensive research program. It presumes that legislators vary in their effectiveness at lawmaking; that such differences can be measured systematically; that doing so yields a better understanding of how legislatures work and why they produce particular public policies; and that such research and understanding yields opportunities to improve lawmaking. Grant funding will allow the project to update its Legislative Effectiveness Scores for the U.S. House of Representatives, and to expand to the U.S. Senate. Grant funds will also help expand outreach and engagement to inform interested parties about the Scores and involve them in the Project.
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for support of the Center for Effective Lawmaking  
The Center for Effective Lawmaking is a new, nonpartisan research and policy center at the University of Virginia, with collaboration from Vanderbilt University, which will build on the initial research of the Legislative Effectiveness Project. The center envisions its work contributing to a Congress of effective lawmakers, strong institutional capacity, and the incentive structure needed to address America’s greatest public policy challenges. The center will advance research, communication, and the use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and legislative institutions in Congress.

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