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Argues that agenda control explanations are not very successful or fundamental in accounting for the success of congressional committees or the stability of congressional outcomes
Strom--The Return to Equilibrium
• Authors argue that the more homogenous the electoral constituency of a party, the more cohesive the legislative party. Though electoral constituencies have varied over time.
Cooper and Brady---Institutional Context and Leadership Style
Argue that the majority party in the House behaves as a cartel
Cox and McCubbins--Setting the Agenda
Argues that party leaders are motivated by both policy and electoral goals and frequently must balance those goals. Leaders use many resources to exercise a positive and negative effect on legislative outcomes
Smith--Party Influence in Congress
Argue that committees can be examined through distributive, informational, and partisan means.
Hurwitz, Moiles, Rohde---Distributive and Partisan Issues in Agriculture Policy in the 104th House
Argue that committees are best viewed as agents of multiple principals, because they take direction from constituents, the parent chamber, and their party.
Maltzman and Smith--Principals, Goals, Dimensionality, and Congressional Committees
Argue that the power of congressional standing committees rests on their domination of conference committees.
Shepsle and Weingast