A Conservative Election Reform: Ranked-Choice Voting

May 13, 2021
“[T]he thinking conservative understands that permanence and change must be recognized and reconciled in a vigorous society.” When Russell Kirk penned his famous “Ten Conservative Principles” in 1993, he… Read More

Event Series from Bipartisan Policy Center — Modernizing Congress: Progress and Prospects

January 19, 2021
The Bipartisan Policy Center is holding an event series on modernizing Congress beginning January 28th. Learn more here and details below from BPC: Congress is an underperforming institution—hindered by… Read More

Congress needs to revive itself

January 6, 2021
American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Kevin Kosar penned an op-ed in The Hill about why Congress must “revive” itself. He writes: Something surprising happened on the floor of the House… Read More

What will the new Congress bring?

December 10, 2020
From the latest opinion piece in The Hill: Another thing the House can do is reconstitute the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to continue its work… Read More

Congress, Fix the Succession Act

October 21, 2020
The impeachment of President Trump, his recent contraction of COVID-19 and widespread concerns about a possible extended election dispute share an important feature: they all raise the remote, but real,… 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

Reforming the Judiciary: the Good, the Bad and the Even Worse

September 23, 2020
(This post originally appeared on rstreet.org.) The recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the forthcoming nomination of her replacement by President Trump has spurred numerous debates… Read More

Event: How to make Congress more Effective—A Conversation with the Leaders of the House Select Committee on Modernization

September 15, 2020
RSVP here. The Association of Former Members of Congress hosts a discussion with the leaders of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress today at… Read More

How Congress could get some of its power back

September 8, 2020
Dr. Molly E. Reynolds, Brookings Institution One lesson from Congress’s experience with the Trump administration is that the informational imbalance between Congress and the executive branch means that a president… Read More

Podcast: Interview with the Chairmen of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

August 25, 2020
Listen: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/fedtalk/2020/08/making-congress-modern/ FEDTalk interviewed Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress co-chairs, Derek Kilmer (D, WA) and Tom Graves (R, GA), along with Daniel Schuman (Demand Progress) and… Read More