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

January 19, 2021  ·  William Gray
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

Event: U.S. Capitol Police – Past, Present and Future

January 14, 2021  ·  William Gray
This Friday, the Article One Coalition is hosting an event on the U.S. Capitol Police. You can RSVP here. When: Jan. 15, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm ETWhere: Zoom webinarWho: Moderator: Chris Marquette, Congressional… Read More

RSI’s Governance Program Supports the Capitol Hill Community

January 12, 2021  ·  Jonathan Bydlak
The violence at the Capitol last Wednesday was appalling to all of us who value civil discourse and respect institutions and procedural norms. We share in the anger and frustration… Read More

The Day that Jolted Congress Back to Life

January 11, 2021  ·  Philip Wallach
(This piece originally appeared in Inside Sources.) The mob that breached the United States Capitol yesterday did unforgivable violence to one of our nation’s most hallowed spaces. But its… Read More

A Primer on the Capitol Police: What We Know From Two Years of Research (from Demand Progress)

January 7, 2021  ·  William Gray
Daniel Schuman, policy director for Demand Progress, has a must-read in his First Branch Forecast on the Capitol Police in light of yesterday. Excerpts: Today armed Trump supporters… Read More

Congress needs to revive itself

January 6, 2021  ·  William Gray
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

All I Want for Christmas is…Reconciliation Reform

December 22, 2020  ·  Scott Newsome
Today marks the third anniversary of the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 into law.  Enactment of this legislation was a major policy victory for… Read More

Modernization Committee Extended Through 117th Congress

December 22, 2020  ·  William Gray
Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (@ModernizeCmte) would be extended through the 117th Congress. From the Modernization… Read More

Congress needs to curb presidential power. Here’s how it can start to.

December 18, 2020  ·  William Gray
George Will writes in the Washington Post about the powers and responsibilities vested in the House and Senate as well as recommendations for strengthening the bodies from the Select… Read More

Congress must modernize itself

December 16, 2020  ·  William Gray
Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee wrote an opinion piece in The Hill about Congress modernizing itself. From the column: Congress remains closely divided after neither party won… Read More