Second Street Gangs. Ad-Hoc Policy Commissions in the Senate SPSA 2013. Kristen Coopie Allen, Zachary James Auter , Ian Palmer Cook University of Pittsburgh Jennifer Nicoll Victor George Mason University. First, our definition.
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Ad-Hoc Policy Commissions in the Senate
Kristen Coopie Allen,
Zachary James Auter,
Ian Palmer Cook
University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer Nicoll Victor
George Mason University
Bipartisan, ad-hoc, policy-specific coalitions with select membership, attempting to find a solution to a policy problem
Worked to avert “nuclear option” on Senate filibuster
Worked on immigration reform
Worked on health care reform
H1: Senators more central in the committee membership network are more likely to join a policy gang.
H2: Ideological moderates are more likely to join gangs than ideological extremists.
H3: The greater a senator’s voteshare in their most recent reelection, the greater their likelihood of joining a gang.
H4: The more terms a senator has served, the more likely the senator is to join a gang.