Conservative Initiatives to Strengthen Congress
Sen. Mike Lee unveiled the Article 1 Project recently. Nine other members of Congress have lent their names to Lee’s A1P effort. There also are other groups at work in Washington on this very issue. The Federalist Society has its own Article I project, which hopes to reconceptualize the role of a member of Congress the same way the group did the role of judges. When my think tank partnered with both conservative and liberal tanks to host a Capitol Hill event on strengthening Congress last autumn, more than 100 congressional staff and others attended. Bills have been introduced to reassert congressional authority over regulation and spending.