House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress achieves progress on recommendations

November 2, 2021
Impermanent committees too often get a bad rap in Washington. People are quick to point to the 2011 Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction—sometimes called the “Supercommittee”—or the more… Read More

The House votes to create a select committee to investigate January 6

July 1, 2021
From the New York Times: The House voted mostly along party lines on Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, pushing… Read More

Today: Select Committee to Hold Hearing on Improving Staff Capacity

May 6, 2021
Today, Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing titled “Congressional Staff Capacity: Improving Staff and Professional Development, Increasing Retention and Competing for Top Talent.”  WHEN: Thursday,… Read More

How the House Rules Committee started multitasking (and made House lawmaking even more centralized)

April 30, 2021
During most of the modern polarized era, the outlines of the House lawmaking process have remained the same. For major legislation, the Rules Committee issues a special rule that… Read More

Protecting our Democracy: Reasserting Congress’ Power of the Purse

April 29, 2021
Today, the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing examining the importance of reasserting Congress’ power of the purse. Witnesses will discuss the proper balance of the separation of powers,… Read More

A new resource for modernizing Congress

April 13, 2021
Today, the R Street Institute launched a new online tool in support of the House Select Committee’s ongoing work on the Modernization of Congress. Guide for a Modern Congress… Read More

Event: Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Holds Member Day Hearing on April 15

April 12, 2021
The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a Member Day hearing this Thursday, April 15, from 12pm ET to 2pm ET. In 2019, more than… Read More

Video: House Select Committee on Modernization of Congress Cohort Listening Session

March 26, 2021
In case you missed it, below is the cohort listening session hosted by Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. (Follow them on Twitter @ModernizeCmte.)… Read More

Today — Meeting: House Modernization Committee Cohort Listening Session

March 25, 2021
Link. Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Zoom Webinar Agenda: On Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a… Read More

Modernization Committee Extended Through 117th Congress

December 22, 2020
Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (@ModernizeCmte) would be extended through the 117th Congress. From the Modernization… Read More