The Constituency Motivations of Caucus Membership

@article{Miler2011TheCM,
  title={The Constituency Motivations of Caucus Membership},
  author={Kristina C. Miler},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={885 - 920}
}
  • Kristina C. Miler
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Political Science
  • American Politics Research
The popularity of congressional caucuses is puzzling, given the dominance of political parties and rules that specifically limit caucuses’ resources. Yet modern caucuses offer legislators the unique advantage of complete discretion over their membership decisions, which allows legislators to tailor their memberships to their district. As a result, caucus membership is an important means of constituency representation. Using original data from the 108th Congress, this article examines the House… 

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