Pence Carving a Role as Presidential Envoy

Voice of America quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Vice President Mike Pence’s role in the White House. Some of Pence’s critics say he has taken on that role excessively, notes Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She calls Pence “the president’s…

Trump hearings launch Kamala Harris

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how Senator Kamala Harris is building her national political reputation in Congress. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran California political analyst, said Harris in the past was viewed as so careful in shepherding her political profile that “I don’t know that she has a reputation…

McCann’s new book uncovers partisanship when Congress delegates policy to states

By Matthew Kredell Ever since she worked for a state-level agency before attending graduate school, USC Price Assistant Professor Pamela McCann has been intrigued by when and why Congress chooses to delegate to the states for implementation of federal policy. In her new book The Federal Design Dilemma: Congress and Intergovernmental Delegation (Cambridge University Press),…

Jeffe looks at California Senate debate

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the debate between the two candidates for the open California Senate seat. When warned by Brown that if she went over her time, “I’m going to stop you,” Sanchez had a one-word answer: “Try.” Harris, on the other hand, was…