Congress May Remove a Paywall to Justice

September 18, 2020
Note: On Tuesday, the House Judiciary passed H.R. 8235, the Open Courts Act of 2020, by voice vote. Would you believe the same committee that voted along party lines to impeach… Read More

Event: Hack the Capitol 3.0

September 15, 2020
RSVP here. The ICS Village, in partnership with R Street Institute and Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP), present Hack the Capitol 3.0! Hack the Capitol… Read More

New report – The Future of Citizen Engagement: Coronavirus, Congress, and Constituent Communications

September 11, 2020
In case you missed it, during August the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) released a major report about how members of Congress used new tools to connect with constituents during… Read More

ICYMI: Zoom web conferencing platform available for House offices

August 7, 2020
Sending Office: Chief Administrative Officer of the HouseSent By: [email protected] Dear Colleague, Effective Monday, July 27, the Zoom for Government Web Conferencing platform will be available for Member, Committee, and… Read More

Want to be an innovation fellow for Congress?

August 4, 2020
TechCongress is building its next class of paid fellows. Hurry—there is less than 3 weeks to apply! See https://www.techcongress.io/congressional-innovation-fellows for details and instructions. Read More

As Congress moves hearings online, it needs to ensure access for all

July 15, 2020
On one Wednesday in early June, the U.S. House of Representatives held four remote committee hearings covering topics from voting to emergency preparedness. For many working in the field of… Read More

Congressional modernization jump-started by COVID-19

July 14, 2020
The chaos surrounding Congress’s switch to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare weaknesses of Congress’s technical procedures and infrastructure, from its inability to hold hearings by… Read More

House of Representatives authorizes electronic submission of committee reports

May 26, 2020
The House of Representatives took another step toward adjusting its operations to the COVID-19 reality. This past week, the Clerk’s office authorized electronic submission of committee reports. Previously, committees… Read More

Podcast: Congress’s institutional limitations in responding to the coronavirus

May 14, 2020
Margaret Taylor sat down with Tony Mills, director of science policy at the R Street Institute, to talk about an article he recently wrote with Robert Cook-Deegan titled, “… Read More

Civil society groups to Congress: You need a plan.

May 13, 2020
Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, Schumer, and McCarthy: We write to express our deep concern over the lack of a clear and transparent plan for maintaining congressional operations during… Read More