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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Congress, 2021: Messaging Trumps Legislating

 At Time, Abby Vesoulis reports on Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC):

Cawthorn’s outsized focus on messaging isn’t incidental to his rise to power; it is central to his success. As a new legislator, he is not working on churning out new bills. He is, instead, presenting himself as a useful messaging megaphone for the legislators that do. “I have built my staff around comms rather than legislation,” he wrote to Republican colleagues in a Jan. 19 email obtained by TIME.