Meet the Alliance for Congress

July 21, 2021
The Alliance for Congress, a new initiative by the Partnership for Public Service, launches today! Their mission is to unite allies to help Congress become a healthier and… Read More

The fallout of January 6 continues to land on Capitol Hill staff

May 27, 2021
Katherine Tully-McManus has a must-read in Roll Call about how Capitol Hill staffers are dealing with the ongoing mental, emotional and physical fallout from the events of January 6. Read More

Roll Call: Hoyer, Jeffries and Lofgren call for study of expanded staff benefits

May 21, 2021
Katherine Tully-McManus at Roll Call reports out Democratic leaders requesting a study examining how certain benefits may impact retention, recruitment and diversity among House staff. Excerpt: They asked Chief… Read More

Congress must modernize itself

December 16, 2020
Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee wrote an opinion piece in The Hill about Congress modernizing itself. From the column: Congress remains closely divided after neither party won… Read More

Our Overwhelmed Congress

December 7, 2020
Something remarkable happened this spring—Congress’s public approval rose to 31 percent. If that sounds like little to celebrate, bear in mind that the percentage of Americans… Read More

One way to modernize Congress is a throwback

October 14, 2020
Paul Kane, senior congressional correspondent and columnist for the Washington Post, writes about the last set of recommendations by the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress and how… Read More

Podcast: Megan Reiss, National Security Policy Advisor for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah)

October 5, 2020
Megan Reiss is national security policy advisor for Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, and she joined the Why Public Service? podcast to talk about her work. She previously was… Read More

Members of Congress are specializing less often. That makes them less effective.

September 28, 2020
In a new op-ed for the Washington Post, Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman make the case that Congress needs more expertise – and explain how to encourage changing that… Read More

A new coalition to build a Congress that looks like America

September 25, 2020
Laura Maristany, the associate director of Democracy Fund’s Governance Program, shares key lessons from her own experience striving to reach senior-level positions on Capitol Hill, as well as from… Read More

How important is expertise and experience in Congress?

September 23, 2020
From Politics in Question, a podcast by Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute): This episode Alexander C. Furnas joins Julia, Lee,… Read More