Nov 12, 2019

Here’s How Veterans Spark Bipartisanship in Congress: Insights from Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)

This week, our nation honors the brave men and women who have served to defend the freedom and values that are the pillars of our democracy. With nearly 100 military veterans in Congress, we reflect on how these members have shaped our... Read More

Nov 5, 2019

Three Takeaways from the Modernization Committee’s Hearing on the House Calendar and Schedule

There is no doubt that Congress, as it stands, has a lot of room for improvement. Reforming the House calendar and schedule is perhaps one of the best ways to start to make a meaningful change in the right direction. Although every member... Read More

Oct 29, 2019

Treats, Not Tricks: How the Modernization Committee is Shaking Things Up by Making Congress Sweeter

From gruesome mudslinging to partisan chain-rattling, Congress can often feel as spooky as Halloween. It’s time for more treats and fewer tricks, and thankfully, the Modernization Committee is working to do just that. As one of the... Read More

Oct 21, 2019

Four Things Congress Can Learn from the States

Most people have begun to think that congressional dysfunction and low approval rates are the norm. When it comes to reforming procedures and policies that will enable Congress to better serve its constituents, state legislatures can... Read More

Oct 16, 2019

Committee Chat: Modernization Committee Members Reps. DelBene and Brooks Featured on The Bipartisan Backstory

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

Oct 7, 2019

Making Congress More Civil and Collaborative: 3 Takeaways from the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress’s Tenth Hearing

When the stakes are this high, Congress has a civic obligation to address and fix the dysfunctions in our institutions. Civility and bipartisanship are crucial to governing a divided nation that, too often, is defined by partisanship and... Read More

Sep 30, 2019

Committee Chat: Q&A with Modernization Committee Member Rep. Timmons

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

Sep 25, 2019

Improving Budget and Appropriations: Three Takeaways from the Modernization Committee’s Ninth Hearing

Sick of federal government shutdowns over political gridlock? So are most Americans. But how do we put an end to these needless impediments? One step would be by improving the budget and appropriations process. Read More

Sep 16, 2019

Congress Working: 21st Century Cures Act

Divisive politics have dominated our political system for several years, and many Americans have now accepted this as the norm. However, there are still many examples of strong acts of bipartisanship across the aisle that often... Read More

Sep 10, 2019

Congress Working: Music Modernization Act of 2018

Last October, Congress sang a bipartisan tune with the unanimous passage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), one of the most significant pieces of copyright legislation in decades. Why does this matter? By bridging common goals and... Read More


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