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

Potential non-salary staffing reforms

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April 16, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Casey Burgat, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute Reform:   Potential non-salary staffing reforms… Read More

Automatic CRs treat the symptom, not the disease

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April 15, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Sarah Binder, Brookings Institution and George Washington University Reform:   Automatic CRs treat… Read More

Options for increasing congressional capacity on complex regulatory matters

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April 11, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Philip Wallach, R Street Institute Reform:   Options for Increasing Congressional Capacity on… Read More

Shutdowns and their discontents

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April 9, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Josh Chafetz, Cornell Law School Reform:   Shutdowns and their discontents Almost no… Read More

Leadership development in Congress:  Background and proposals for reform

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April 7, 2019
Please do not cite without permission of the authors. Executive Summary Both political parties in the U.S. House of Representatives follow several norms and informal practices that contribute to leadership… Read More

Congressional capacity and reform: The role of staff

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April 3, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Tracy Sulkin, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reform:   Congressional capacity and… Read More