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I can answer just about any question about U.S. Political history, Constitutional law, the legislative process, elections, etc. I enjoy Presidential and Congressional historical trivia, but can answer more substantive questions too.

Experience in the area

Former Staff member for a Congressman and Senator. I also worked on about 10 Congressional and Presidential campaigns (only one that won). For a short time, I worked in the legal department of the Federal Election Commission.    I have a B.A. in Political Science.

Organizations

Former LBJ Fellow (paid fellowship for Congressional Staff).
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society).

Publications

Washington Post
Washington Times

Education/Credentials

J.D. University of Michigan
B.A. George Washington University (Poli. Sci. major).

Awards and Honors

LBJ Fellow
Truman Scholar


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Siddharth03/23/17101010Thank you, Michael.
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Recent Answers from Michael Troy

2017-03-23 Re: Iron triangle:

Essentially, yes you have it right, Agencies have incentive to curry favor with interest groups through favorable regulations so that the interest groups will support the agency before Congress.  Interest

2017-03-22 Re: Question:

Yes, there is a five year lifetime limit and yes States can make that limit shorter.  TANF also requires recipient work, look for work or be in work training as a condition of benefits.  I'm not aware

2017-02-18 Gun control:

Hello,    The action taken by the Senate was not a bill.  It was a joint resolution.  Under the Congressional Review Act, if both houses pass a resolution nullifying a federal regulation and the President

2017-01-25 President history:

Hi Kristine,    No, there are several former Presidents with immigrant parents.    Thomas Jefferson's mother was born in England.  Both of Andrew Jackson's parents were born in Ireland. James Buchanan

2017-01-19 Inauguration:

There are no requirements for outgoing Presidents.  A few of them early in our history skipped inaugurations of their successors.  Almost all outgoing Presidents though attend the inauguration of their

 

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