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

Lessons on Congressional Reform from Donald M. Fraser

July 15, 2019
Source: Congressional Pictorial Dictionary. This month, former Congressman Donald M. Fraser (D-MN) passed away at the age of 95. For many observers of… Read More

Recent news on the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

July 11, 2019
“So far, the panel has held six hearings, including its first on March 12. Kilmer and the top Republican, Tom Graves of Georgia, have hired three full-time staffers and… Read More

Reinvigorating congressional reauthorizations

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May 1, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       E. Scott Adler, University of Colorado, Boulder Reform:  Reinvigorating congressional reauthorizations While congressional… Read More

Leadership development in Congress

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April 24, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Matthew N. Green, Catholic University, and Douglas Harris, Loyola University Maryland… Read More

How centralized or decentralized should power be in the House of Representatives?

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April 18, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       James M. Curry, University of Utah Reform:  How centralized or decentralized should… Read More

Create a Professional Advisory Council for committees, remove cameras from hearings (at least some of them), reform committee jurisdictions

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April 17, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Maya Kornberg, Ph.D. candidate, Oxford University Reform:   Create a Professional Advisory Council… Read More