…I’m adding three new factors to GovTrack’s analysis: whether the bill was introduced in the first 90 days of the Congress, whether it was introduced in the first year, and whether it was introduced in the last 90 days of the Congress. You can now see that last one in the factors for S. 3637, for example.
The post describes his decision to incorporate a component of the model described in: Yano et al.: Textual Predictors of Bill Survival in Congressional Committees.
For more details please see the complete post.
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