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

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