Recommendation to the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to bolster remote and district office technology for First Branch Continuity of Government

November 9, 2019
Aftermath of the 1915 bombing of the Capitol. Source: Library of Congress. The ability to receive and convey secure information is a constitutional imperative for Members of Congress and… Read More

Groups ask Pelosi and McCarthy to extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

November 6, 2019
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress’ charter expires in two months. Plainly, there is a ton more that needs to be done to reform and reinvigorate Congress. A diverse… Read More

Reps. Takano and Foster, Sens. Hirono and Tillis introduce the Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act

September 23, 2019
On September 19, 2019, “Reps. Mark Takano (D-CA) and Bill Foster (D-IL) and Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: The House of Representatives’ work schedule: Issues, and options for reform

September 12, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:      Prof. Jason Roberts, University of North Carolina, chair; Prof. James Curry, University of Utah;… Read More

Explainer on the who, why, and what of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

September 10, 2019
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Join us for an update on the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

September 6, 2019
Click to RSVP Join the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group (LBCWG) for a lively update and panel discussion on the work – thus far! – of the… Read More

Groups request more visibility from House’s Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group

August 21, 2019
August 14, 2019 The Honorable Douglas Letter Office of General Counsel 219 Cannon House Office Building U.S House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Mr. Letter:… Read More

Resolution introduced to implement recommendations of the Select Committee

August 15, 2019
Resolved, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This resolution may be cited as the “Improving Transparency for the American People Act of 2019”. SEC. 2. ADOPTION OF STANDARDIZED FORMAT FOR LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS. Read More

ICYMI: Sen. Mike Enzi releases ideas to fix broken congressional budget and spending process

August 14, 2019
 Below is a press release from Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate Budget Committee chairman. Senate Budget Committee Chairman… Read More

New legislation to end government shutdowns

July 25, 2019
The below text comes from Sen. James Lankford (R, OK) and Maggie Hassan (D, NH). It’s a sad but true reality: Congress functions best on a deadline. In theory,… Read More