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EVENT: Obstacles to the Democratic Agenda on Capitol Hill

November 10, 2021  ·  William Gray
Register here. When: November 18 2021 12:00-1:00PM Where: Virtual Moderator: Jonathan Bydlak, Policy Director, Governance, R Street Institute Panelists: James Wallner, Senior Fellow, R Street InstituteMolly Reynolds, Senior Fellow,… Read More

House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress achieves progress on recommendations

November 2, 2021  ·  Nan Swift
Impermanent committees too often get a bad rap in Washington. People are quick to point to the 2011 Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction—sometimes called the “Supercommittee”—or the more… Read More

EVENT: Losers’ Consent: How do we stabilize our democracy?

October 21, 2021  ·  William Gray
The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was not an isolated incident; rather, it marked the culmination of the ongoing degradation of our political culture. A successful democracy relies upon… Read More

The People’s Branch

October 16, 2021  ·  Maya Kornberg
The people’s branch, Congress, was designed as a platform for the American people to have a conversation about policy. It is their medium through which to tell their stories. Read More

A Necessary Step to Stabilizing our Democracy – Restoring Loser’s Consent

October 13, 2021  ·  William Gray
The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was not an isolated incident; rather, it was the culmination of the ongoing degradation of our political culture. A successful… Read More

Partisan budget reconciliation strategy burns bridges

September 14, 2021  ·  Nan Swift
Even as they push a $1 trillion infrastructure spending package, Democrats are burning bridges with their partisan $3.5 trillion federal budget. This spending plan will make it difficult to tackle… Read More

Watch: U.S. Capitol and D.C. Police Testify on January 6 Attack

July 28, 2021  ·  William Gray
Capitol and D.C. police testify at the first hearing of the special committee created to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Watch on C-SPAN. Read More

Coalition Urges Strengthening Article I and Increasing Oversight Capacity

July 23, 2021  ·  Jonathan Bydlak
Dear Vice Chair Shelby and Ranking Member Braun, We the undersigned right-of-center organizations and individuals write to express our support for strengthening Congress, and rebuilding its capacity for policymaking and… Read More

Meet the Alliance for Congress

July 21, 2021  ·  William Gray
The Alliance for Congress, a new initiative by the Partnership for Public Service, launches today! Their mission is to unite allies to help Congress become a healthier and… Read More

Everyone Won with Ranked-Choice Voting in New York City

July 10, 2021  ·  Jonathan Bydlak
by Jonathan Bydlak and Matthew Germer Initial Election Night results in the New York City mayoral contest seemed to declare the race all but over. Brooklyn Borough President Eric… Read More