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Despite party pressures, House members’ support for their leadership in procedural votes is not guaranteed

Carson, Jamie L. and Crespin, Michael H. and Madonna, Anthony J. (2015) Despite party pressures, House members’ support for their leadership in procedural votes is not guaranteed. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Feb 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Control of the floor agenda in the U.S. House of Representatives is integral if the majority party wishes to achieve its political and electoral aims. In new research, Jamie L. Carson, Michael H. Crespin, and Anthony J. Madonna find that parties will call on their members’ support during important procedural votes – which influence what is discussed, and the scope and length of the debate – when it is unlikely that voters will punish members for their support. However, despite these party pressures, members’ support is not guaranteed – more moderate and conservative members are less likely to support the leadership when requested.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 16:46
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 11:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61173

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