May 18, 2020

The Government Watchdog You Might Not Have Heard Of

Only 17% of Americans trust the federal government to do what is right “just about always” or “most of the time.” For those circumstances when government is, in fact, doing something demonstrably wrong or ill-advised, all of us Read More

Apr 28, 2020

Congress’s Continuity Post COVID-19

Congress is consumed with responding to the multitude of challenges the COVID-19 outbreak has presented.   This extraordinary moment has shaken the country. However, the federal government has been dealt challenging hands before Read More

Apr 22, 2020

Congress and Crises: Past Challenges and Examples of Extraordinary Leadership

In the face of the current coronavirus pandemic, Congress is facing a new and unprecedented crisis. However, this is not the first time our democratic institutions have been dealt a challenging hand in recent times. While vastly different Read More

Apr 15, 2020

Coronavirus and Congress: What You Need to Know

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus around the globe has upended society in nearly every facet imaginable – affecting billions of people’s daily lives. The United States has already seen a tremendous impact stemming from this Read More

Feb 25, 2020

Diversity in Congress: By the Numbers + Why It Matters

On November 6, 2018, voters went to the polls and ushered in the most diverse Congress in American history. Congress’s changing composition signifies that the diversity among America’s national population is becoming increasingly Read More

Jan 24, 2020

2020 Wish List: Five Things We’d Like to See from Congress

In a year that began with the longest shutdown in U.S. history and ended with the impeachment of the president, at first glance 2019 might seem to have been a legislative wash. However, despite these deeply partisan occurrences, the first Read More

Dec 17, 2019

It’s That Time of Year (Again): Crunch Time for Congress

One year after a debilitating government shutdown—the longest in U.S. history—Congress is on the verge of passing a federal budget through October 1, 2020. With only days to go until government funding runs out, Congress is once Read More

Dec 9, 2019

Capitol Hill Lingo: Six Congressional Resource Terms You Need to Know

With so many moving issues before Congress, one often wonders how they can effectively juggle so many topics and concerns that are needed to govern an entire nation. What makes the highest legislative body in the country function?  Read More

Dec 3, 2019

How Congress Can Improve Administrative Processes to Save Taxpayer Monday and Improve Efficiency

Mundane administrative tasks take up valuable time that members and their staff can use to provide constituent service and/or do legislative work. Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to reform the administrative processes of Read More

Nov 25, 2019

Committee Chat: Q&A with Modernization Committee Member Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA)

As partisan bickering and political divides continue to dominate headlines, it’s easy to forget that positive things are happening in Congress. Despite this, progress is being made, including on the Modernization Committee—one of the Read More


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