Broad coalition urges House appropriators to raise staff compensation

March 6, 2020
March 4, 2020 Hon. Nita Lowey, ChairwomanU.S. House Committee on AppropriationsThe Capitol, Room H-307Washington, D.C. 20515 Hon. Kay Granger, Ranking MemberU.S. House Committee on AppropriationsThe Capitol, Room H-307Washington, D.C. 20515 Hon. Tim… Read More

Hearing: Fostering a more deliberative process in Congress

February 4, 2020
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2pm. It will take place in the Cannon House Office Building ion… Read More

What’s in the House’s Modernization Legislation?

January 6, 2020
On December 12th, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress turned its bipartisan recommendations into a legislative reality when Chairman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced H. Res… Read More

Members of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress introduce reform legislation

December 11, 2019
Source: https://modernizecongress.house.gov/news/press-releases/modernization-committee-introducing-bipartisan-legislation-reform-congress Legislation includes nearly 30 recommendations made unanimously by the Select Committee this year Washington, D.C. – Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) will… Read More

How to make Congress work better for the American people

December 6, 2019
Every few decades, Congress comes to the realization that it needs to fix itself. For the last 50 years, whether due to an imminent crisis or a slow deterioration, special… Read More

Report of the Task Force Project on Congressional Reform

November 19, 2019
The American Political Science Association, the Brookings Institution, and the R Street Institute convened top scholars of Congress to examine the state of Congress and possible reforms. Download the… Read More

Today: Hearing on Administrative Efficiencies: Exploring Options to Streamline Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives

November 16, 2019
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing titled “Administrative Efficiencies: Exploring Options to Streamline Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives” on Friday, November 15,… Read More

Senate Budget Committee reports budget reform legislation

November 15, 2019
S. 2765, Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act Bill text is at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2765/text Cosponsors: Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC),… Read More

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