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This article provides an understanding of how members use unusual methods to get their bill considered in the U.S. Senate. We explore the various methods through which members can skip committee consideration, as well as how this affects their bill passing the chamber.

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This paper provides a nuanced understanding of unorthodox lawmaking and how members of the Senate can shape the chamber's consideration.

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This page is a summary of: Circumventing Legislative Committees: The US Senate, Legislative Studies Quarterly, December 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/lsq.12269.
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