Deployed to Congress: How Military Experience Influences Legislative Behavior

Joseph Amoroso
Motivated by a campaign narrative common among military veterans running for elective office, this thesis explores how particular values emphasized in the military map onto measurable legislative behavior in Congress. I theorize that veterans adopt a distinct approach to lawmaking, engaging in activities that prioritize productivity and building consensus. This theory speaks to a member’s overall legislative strategy thus, I test the narrative using a composite measure of “legislative style” (Bernhard and Sulkin 2018). In...
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