Elizabeth Rybicki

LBJ School faculty member Elizabeth Rybicki

Specialist on Congress and the Legislative Process, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Minnesota
B.A. in History, Dartmouth College
Teaching Areas:
Policy Process and Institutions

Elizabeth Rybicki began studying congressional procedures 20 years ago as an intern at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. She has been a specialist on Congress and the legislative process at CRS since 2002. She earned a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College with an honors thesis on the House amending process, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota with a doctoral dissertation on the history of bicameral resolution mechanisms in Congress.

Dr. Rybicki's CRS Reports and seminars cover the current rules and procedures of both chambers, and she has published academically on the historical development of legislative institutions. She is a co-author of the 10th edition of Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process (CQ Press, 2015). Previously, Dr. Rybicki worked at the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives and Records Administration.