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ICYMI: Improving congressional oversight

August 13, 2020  ·  Jim Townsend and Elise Bean
The power to investigate is key to Congress’ ability to inform the public, legislate wisely, and carry out other duties assigned to it by the Constitution. The Supreme Court described… Read More

Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power

August 12, 2020  ·  Louis Fisher
The title of this publication gives the impression that John Yoo is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, but the book must be judged by the content and analysis… Read More

Legbranch.org Beach Read: The Reports of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

August 11, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Reports Adopting Standardized Formats for Legislative Documents Assignment of Unique Identifiers for Reports Filed by Registered Lobbyists Comparative Print Project Feasibility of Establishing a Congressional… Read More

ICYMI: Zoom web conferencing platform available for House offices

August 7, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Sending Office: Chief Administrative Officer of the HouseSent By: [email protected] Dear Colleague, Effective Monday, July 27, the Zoom for Government Web Conferencing platform will be available for Member, Committee, and… Read More

What’s really driving the national debt?

August 6, 2020  ·  Jonathan Bydlak
Last week, Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis tweeted an idea for a “fun data project:” “For every senator give them a deficit score. / What is the net deficit as scored by… Read More

ICYMI: The House Modernization Committee keeps on keepin’ on

August 5, 2020  ·  Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
The Modernization Committee held three virtual discussions with guest speakers to discuss staffing reform, the congressional schedule and calendar, Congressional Member Organizations (CMO’s), and staff diversity. Video of the… Read More

Want to be an innovation fellow for Congress?

August 4, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
TechCongress is building its next class of paid fellows. Hurry—there is less than 3 weeks to apply! See https://www.techcongress.io/congressional-innovation-fellows for details and instructions. Read More

Capitol Hill Work from Home Guide

August 3, 2020  ·  Modernization Staff Association
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Podcast: How the House Committee on Administration is trying to help get the chamber back to work safely

August 1, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Source: RodneyDavis.House.gov Listen here House Committee on Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R, IL) recently spoke with Tom Temin of Federal News Network in mid-July. The… Read More

Evaluating the NDAA amendment process

July 31, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Last week, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (S. 4049; NDAA) by a vote of 86 to… Read More